History for the IB Diploma: The Cold War

History for the IB Diploma: The Cold War

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A series of five books that are divided into thematic sections, following the IB syllabus structure, and are written in clear, accessible English. The content is tailored to the requirements and assessment objectives of the IB syllabus and provides opportunities for students to make comparisons between different regions and time periods. Detailed primary and secondary sources develop students' analytical skill and a historiographical approach introduces them to the key historical debates. There is extensive exam practice with Paper 1 and Paper 2 exam-style questions at the end of each chapter and in a separate chapter at the end of the book. There are frequent links to Theory of Knowledge concepts to stimulate thought and discussion.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 240 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139163108
  • 9781139163101

Table of contents

Part I. Origins of the Cold War: 1. Ideological differences; 2. Mutual suspicion and fear; 3. From wartime allies to post-war enemies; Part II. Nature of the Cold War: 4. Ideological opposition; 5. Superpowers and spheres of influence; 6. Alliances and diplomacy in the Cold War; Part III. Development and Impact of the Cold War: 7. Global spread of the Cold War from its European origins; 8. Cold War policies of containment, brinkmanship, peaceful coexistence, detente; 9. Role of the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement; 10. Role and significance of leaders; 11. Arms race, proliferation and limitation; 12. Social, cultural and economic impact; Part IV. End of the Cold War: 13. Break-up of the Soviet Union: internal problems and external pressures; 14. Breakdown of Soviet control over Central and Eastern Europe; Part V. For Detailed Study: 15. Wartime conferences: Yalta and Potsdam; 16. US policies and developments in Europe: Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, NATO; 17. Soviet policies, Sovietization of Eastern and Central Europe, COMECON, Warsaw Pact; 18. Sino-Soviet relations; 19. US-Chinese relations; 20. Germany (especially Berlin (1945-61)), Congo (1960-64), Afghanistan (1979-88), Cuba, Vietnam, Middle East; 21. Castro, Gorbachev, Kennedy, Mao, Reagan, Stalin, Truman.show more

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