THE COLD WAR
Chapter One: Frenemies (The Winners Turn on Each Other): 1917-1947
1. Lenin and Stalin, 1917-1922
2. Waiting for Hitler, 1918-1932
3. The Wave of the Future, 1929-1939
4. “If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil,” 1939-1945
5. The Iron Curtain, 1945-1949
6. Life in the States: The Postwar Boom
7. American Civil Rights
8. Life in the U.S.S.R., 1940s
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1917: World revolution. In the midst of the bloodiest war the world has ever known, an American ally is overthrown. Russia goes communist—but the shockwaves don’t stop at the Russian border. Over the next 74 years, they play out across the world in a clash of civilizations that threatened the human race with annihilation.
The war ends but by 1920, the free countries fear the worst. Russian Communists preached world domination.
But unexpectedly, these natural adversaries soon find themselves in a second war that threatens to end their civilizations. Their opponent? Adolf Hitler and his Nazis. Warily circling each other, the adversaries are now shaky friends.
But can any alliance borne of desperation survive?
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THE STUDY GUIDE, THE STUDY GUIDE KEY, THE PPTS, and the EXAM for each topic all MIRROR EACH OTHER.
a) I give my students a study guide with bullet points; that is this document.
b) Later, I give them a completed version; which has an almost identical title: "Cold War. Specter of the Apocalypse. Study Guide KEY."
c) I used the KEY to make the ppts (which also have the same title). The ppts cover the exact same topics as the key in the exact same order. Some students prefer just reading the KEY; others prefer reading the ppts.
d) Finally, each EXAM covers "a," "b," & "c." To play fair with students, the only things I include on the exams are items discussed in "a," "b," & "c."
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