The Cold War - Superpower Tensions and Rivalries: IB History Print and Online Pack: Oxford IB Diploma Programme

The only DP resources developed with the IB

Author Alexis Mamaux

Suitable for:  IB History students - age 16-18

Price:  £48.99 +VAT

ISBN: 978-0-19-835491-8
Publication date: 08/10/2015
Pack: 232 pages

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Table of Contents

1: Growth and tension - the origins of the Cold War 1943-1949
1.1: The formation of the grand alliance to 1943
1.2: The wartime conferences 1943-1945
1.3: The emergence of superpower rivalry in Europe 1945-1949
1.4: Cold War crisis in Europe
1.5: The atom bomb
1.6: The roles of the USA and the Soviet Union in the origins of the Cold War
1.7: Case Study 1: Yugoslavia under Tito
2: Global spread of the Cold War 1945-1962
2.1: Emergence of superpower rivalry in Asia 1945-1949
2.2: Communist success in China and its relations with the USSR and the USA 1946-1949
2.3: North Korean invasion of South Korea 1950
2.4: Origins of the Non-Aligned Movement
2.5: Cold War crisis in Europe - the Hungarian uprising
2.6: The Suez Crisis
2.7: Congo Crisis 1960-1964

2.8: Berlin Crisis and the Berlin Wall
2.9: Sino-Soviet tensions, the Taiwan Strait crises and the split
2.10: Cuban Missile Crisis
2.11: Case Study 2: Guatemala during the Cold War
3: Reconciliation and renewed conflict 1963-1979
3.1: The invasion of Czechoslovakia
3.2: Arms race and détente
3.3: Sino-US agreements
3.4: The election, presidency and overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile
3.5: Cold War crisis in Asia Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan 1979
3.6: Case Study 3: Vietnam
4: The end of the Cold War
4.1: Eastern European dissent
4.2: Cold War crisis: The Able Archer crisis 1983
4.3: Gorbachev's policies
4.4: The effect of Gorbachev's policies on Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War
4.5: The end of the USSR 1989-1991