柏林,现代亚洲的起源之地

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通过标志着冷战到此结束、苏联行将就木,柏林墙于二十年前的倒塌改变了全球地缘政治的格局。不过从中受益最多的大陆却是亚洲,该地区自1989年以来戏剧性的经济崛起,其速度与规模都是世界历史上独一无二的。

对于亚洲而言,柏林墙倒塌所带来的最为重要的后果便是:共产主义的垮台,使得军事力量在塑造国际秩序中的首要地位让位于经济力量。的确,经济快速增长的场景也曾出现在工业革命时期以及二战之后的年代,不过在后冷战时代,经济增长本身便导致了全球权力关系的变化。

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