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Author Williamson, David G., author

Title The Cold War : superpower tensions and rivalries / David G. Williamson
Edition Second edition
Published London [England] : Hodder Education, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (333 pages) : illustrations
Series Access to History for the IB Diploma
Access to history for the IB Diploma.
Contents Cover; Book title; Contents; Dedication; Introduction; 1 What you will study; 2 How you will be assessed; 3 About this book; CHAPTER 1 The origins of the Cold War, 1917-45; 1 The ideology of the Cold War; 2 The Soviet Union and the Western powers, 1917-41; 3 The Grand Alliance, 1941-45; 4 The liberation of Europe, 1943-45; 5 The Yalta Conference, February 1945; Activities; CHAPTER 2 From wartime allies to post-war enemies, 1945-47; 1 Transition from war to fragile peace, 1945-46; 2 Germany, June 1945-April 1947; 3 The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; 4 The 'Iron Curtain'
1 US-Soviet relations, 1963-722 Détente in Europe, 1963-69; 3 Ostpolitik; 4 Helsinki Accords and SALT II, 1975-79; Examination practice; Activities; CHAPTER 8 The end of the Cold War; 1 'New Cold War', 1976-85; 2 Mikhail Gorbachev and renewed détente, 1985-89; 3 The collapse of communism in eastern Europe, 1989-90; 4 Collapse of the USSR; Examination practice; Activities; CHAPTER 9 Examination guidance; 1 Preparing for Paper 2 examination questions; 2 Examination advice and practice; Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Timeline; Further reading
2 The emergence of the Third World and the Non-Aligned Movement3 1956: The year of crises; 4 The aftermath of the Hungarian and Suez Crises, 1957-58; 5 The Berlin Crisis, 1958-61; Examination practice; Activities; CHAPTER 6 The global Cold War, 1960-78; 1 The Sino-Soviet split; 2 The impact of Cold War tensions on the Congo, 1960-65; 3 The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962; 4 Vietnam, 1954-75; 5 What was the impact of Cold War tensions on the Middle East, 1957-79?; 6 The Cold War in Africa, 1964-79; Examination practice; Activities; CHAPTER 7 The politics of détente, 1963-79
5 Key debate: Did the US or the USSR start the Cold War, 1945-47?Examination practice; Activities; CHAPTER 3 The impact of Cold War tensions on Germany and Europe, 1948-52; 1 The division of Germany; 2 Western European rearmament; 3 The consolidation of the rival blocs; Examination practice; Activities; CHAPTER 4 The spread of communism in Asia, 1945-54; 1 Japan and the Cold War, 1945-52; 2 The Chinese Civil War; 3 The Korean War, 1950-53; 4 Indochina, 1945-54; Examination practice; Activities; CHAPTER 5 From détente to the Berlin Wall, 1953-61; 1 The thaw, 1953-55
Internal assessmentIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary A new book for Paper 2, World History Topic 12: The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries (20th Century) Readable and rigorous coverage that gives you the depth of knowledge and skills development required for the Diploma. Provides: - Reliable, clear and in-depth narrative from topic experts - Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates - Dedicated exam practice with model answers and practice questions - TOK support activities and Historical Investigation questions to help with all aspects of the Diploma. Tailored exactly to the Diploma, it also helps you develop analytical s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 15, 2015)
Subject Cold War in popular culture.
Cold War.
History, Modern -- 1989-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1471839265 (electronic bk.)
9781471839269 (electronic bk.)