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Heinemann Advanced History: Cold War in Europe and Asia

Heinemann Advanced History: Cold War in Europe and Asia

Paperback Heinemann Advanced History

By (author) Steve Phillips

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  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 242mm x 16mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 25 July 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0435327364
  • ISBN 13: 9780435327361
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, maps, portraits
  • Sales rank: 56,499

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Heinemann Advanced History is a series which supports the AS and A-Levels starting September 2000. The series provides coverage of all the most popular topics, so you can cover the whole of the specification with up-to-date resources. Each book begins with an AS-level section which is very accessible, dealing with narrative and explanation of the topic. There are extra notes, biography boxes and definitions in the margin and summary boxes to help students assimilate the information. This should help them make the trasition from GCSE to A-level. The second section reflects the different demands of the higher level examination by concentrating on analysis and historians' interpretations of the material covered in the AS sections. This text concentrates on the Cold War.

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AS SECTION: NARRATIVE AND EXPLANATION The Cold War in Europe 1945-91 1 The seeds of conflict 1941-5 2 The Cold War in Europe 1945-50 3 The Soviet orbit: eastern Europe 1945-80 4 The collapse of Soviet control over eastern Europe 1980-91 The Cold War in Asia and the Americas 1949-75 5 US Foreign policy in the 1950s 6 The Korean War 1950-3 7 The Vietnam War I: Escalation 1945-68 8 The Vietnam War II: US failure and withdrawal 1968-75 9 The Cuban Missile Crisis AS Assessment A2 SECTION: ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION Cold War to Detente 1945-91 1 What were the causes of the Cold War? 2 What were Stalin's motives for Soviet expansion in Europe? 3 Why did East-West relations change between 1948 and 1962? 4 What was the nature of the conflict during the Cold War? 5 What were the casuses and achievements of Detente? 6 Why, and how, did superpower rivalry change between 1979 and 1991? Containing communism: the USA in Asia 1945-73 7 For what reasons, and with what results did the USA intervene in the Korean War? 8 What was the significance of the French withdrawal from South East Asia for the conflict between capitalism and communism? 9 By what means, and for what reasons did the USA participate in the Vietnam War? 10 What was the response of the American people to the Vietnam War and to what extent did this influence its outcome? A2 Assessment