World History A


In 1957 when the Soviets launched the first satellite into space, both the USSR and the United States possessed nuclear missiles. By the timeVice President Richard Nixon visited the Soviet Union in 1959, relationsbetween the two countries were already extremely tense. During Nixon'strip, he and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev participated in a heated debate about capitalism and communism. Their argument illustrates the nature of the growing rivalry between the two nations.

Looking Ahead to AP Euro...

What will they want you to know next year?

  1. Explain the causes, events, and effects of the Cold War in the period following World War II.


Lesson 1: The Cold War Begins

Balance of Power After World War II
 The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
 The Division of Germany and the Berlin Airlift
The Spread of the Cold War
 New Military Alliances
 The Arms Race Begins
 A Wall in Berlin

Lesson 2: China After World War II

Civil War in China
 The Great Leap Forward
 The Cultural Revolution
China and the Cold War

Lesson 3: Cold War Conflicts

The United States and the Soviet Union
The Korean War
The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Vietnam War


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