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Students will understand that ideology plays a fundamental role in decision making, whether it be political, social, cultural or economical. Students will also understand how people fight for their beliefs, and how the impacts everyone from the individual to global superpowers. Students will understand how conflict manifests in many ways.
- What are the fundamental differences between Communism and Capitalism?
- What do you (the student) think of Communism and Capitalism?
- What makes different countries adopt different ideologies?
- What were the main issues/events of the Cold War?
- How did leaders strengthen/weaken the possibility of a third world war?
- What is the morality behind nuclear weapons and the arms race?
- How do popular protests impact governmental change?
Cold War | Summaries and revision
Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 by
Publication Date: 2016
Exam Board: Edexcel Level: GCSE Subject: History First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Endorsed for Edexcel Help your students achieve their full potential while ensuring pace, enjoyment and motivation with this unique series from the leading History publisher; developed by expert educators who know how to instil deep subject knowledge and an appetite for lifelong learning. - Provides distinct approaches to the different components of the 2016 specification, ensuring that your classroom resources are tailored to learners' changing needs as they progress through the curriculum - Caters for varying learning styles, using an exciting mix of clear narrative, visual stimulus materials and a rich collection of contemporary sources to capture the interest of all students - Helps students maximise their grade potential and develop their exam skills through structured guidance on answering every question type successfully - Blends in-depth coverage of topics with activities and strategies to help students acquire, retain and revise core subject knowledge across the years - Builds on our experience publishing popular GCSE resources to supply you with accurate, authoritative content written by experienced teachers who understand the practical implications of new content and assessment requirements Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 covers all three key topics in the specification: 'The origins of the Cold War 1941-58'; 'Cold War crises, 1958-70'; 'The end of the Cold War, 1970-91.'
Key topic 1: The origins of the Cold War, 1941–58 (Wright & Waugh, 2016, pp. 7-38))
* Early tension between East and West, * The development of the Cold War, 1947–49, * The Cold War intensifies, 1949–58
Key topic 2: Cold War crises, 1958–70 (Wright & Waugh, 2016, pp. 39-62)
* The Berlin crisis, 1961, * The crisis over Cuba, 1962, * The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968.
Key topic 3: The end of the Cold War, 1970–91 (Wright & Waugh, 2016, pp. 63-89)
* Attempts to reduce tension between East and West, * Flashpoints between East and West, * The collapse of Soviet control of eastern Europe.
Edexcel A2 History : A World Divided: Superpower Relations, 1944-90 by
Publication Date: 2013
Unlock your full potential with this revision guide which focuses on the key content and skills you need to know for Edexcel A2 History: A World Divided: Superpower Relations, 1944-90.Written by experienced teachers, this series closely combines the content of Edexcel A2 History: A World Divided: Superpower Relations, 1944-90 with revision activities and advice on exam technique. Each section has a model answer with exam tips for you to analyse and better understand what is required in the exam.- Makes revision manageable by condensing topics into easy-to-revise chunks- Encourages active revision by closely combining content with a variety of different activities- Helps improve exam technique through tailor-made activities and plenty of guidance on how to answer questions.
Section 1: Why did the Cold War between the superpowers emerge in the years to 1953? (Bloomfield, 2013, pp. 4-23)
* Ideology and the Cold War, * The Second World War and the two superpowers, * Shaping the post-war world, * Growing tension: Kennan, Novikov and Churchill, * The Truman doctrine and the Marshall Plan, * The roots of conflict over Berlin, * The Berlin Crisis, 1948–1949, * The Korean War, 1950–1953, * Exam focus
Section 2: The post-Stalin thaw and the bid for peaceful coexistence (Bloomfield, 2013, pp. 24-37)
* The Eastern bloc after Stalin, * Eisenhower’s ‘New Look’, * Soviet policy under Khrushchev, * Poland and reform in Eastern Europe, * Summits from Geneva to Vienna, * The Berlin Crisis, 1958–1962, * Exam focus
Section 3: The arms race, 1949–1963 (Bloomfield, 2013, pp. 38-47)
* The development of nuclear warheads, * Delivery systems and the origins of the Cuban Missile Crisis, * The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962, * The consequences of the Crisis, * Exam focus
Section 4: Sino-Soviet relations, 1949–1976 (Bloomfield, 2013, pp. 48-61)
* Sino-Soviet relations, 1949–1956, * Sino-Soviet relations from 1956: evidence of deterioration, * Ideological rivals, 1958–1966, * The Sino-Soviet border conflict, 1969, * Nixon and Mao, * Nixon in China, * Exam focus.
Section 5: Détente, 1969–1980 (Bloomfield, 2013, pp. 62-75)
* The origins of détente, * The oil price shock, * The Helsinki Accords, 1975, * How successful was détente, 1969–1976?, * Jimmy Carter and détente, * The end of détente – the roots of the Second Cold War, * Exam focus
Section 6: Why did the Cold War come to an end in the 1980s?
* The primacy of economics, * Ronald Reagan: Cold Warrior, * Mikhail Gorbachev and renewed superpower diplomacy, * The moral bankruptcy of Marxism-Leninism, * The Gorbachev–Reagan thaw, * Poland and the ‘Sinatra doctrine, * Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II, * The fall of communism in Eastern Europe, * Exam focus.