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Non-Aligned Movement, 2018



The Non-Aligned Movement (independence from colonialism and neocolonialism, and not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc, either East or West) started during the Cold War at the 1955 Bandung conference (29 states). It was institutionalized in 1961, survived the bipolar period, and today boasts 120 members. However, three large countries in the Southern hemisphere – China, Brazil, and Mexico – are merely observers.


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