The Graphic Color of the World April 2010, "How to Understand World Affairs"
The Results of Rivalry Between the Superpowers
Separated by a vast ocean are the Osean Federation and Union of Yuktobanian Republics. Over the years these two superpowers have constantly regarded eachother as a potential enemy and competed for dominance in global influence and arms expansion. Symbolizing this tension is the nuclear arms race, as well as strategies that led to the development of ICBMs and the SDI, all of which having brought great tension to the world.
After the last great war, the two countries went on the path of improving diplomatic relations with economic activities and cultural exchange being the primary focuses. However, due to ideological differences, social movements within and conflicts between the two nations' allies have not disappeared. The establishment of a new world order for this era is needed.