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Vocabulary for Cold War
1. Nonviolence- The use of peaceful means, not force, to bring about political or social change.
2. NATO- A military alliance of European and North American democracies founded after World war II to strengthen international ties between member states.
3. MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction)- A military strategy and national security policy in which a full scale use of Nuclear weapons by two opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both.
4. Space Race- A 20th century competition between the Soviet Union (USSR) and The United States (U.S.) for supremacy in spaceflight capability.
5. Cold War- Political hostility that existed between the Soviet Union and the United States, both threatening to use Nuclear Weapons with different political view. .
6. Decolonization- is the undoing of colonialism: where a nation establishes and maintains its domination over dependent territories
7. Sectarian-a group of people with somewhat different religious beliefs (typically regarded as heretical) from those of a larger group to which they belong.
8. Containment- The U.S. policy of attempting to restrict Soviet power and influence around the worl by preventing the spread of communism.
9. Great Leap Forward- An economic and Social campaign in 1958 by the communist party in China which resulted in famine and poor industry.
10. Cultural Revolution- A period of revolutionary upheaval and political persecution in China from 1966 to 1976.

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Crash Course Cold War
Watch the video or read the transcript then take Cornell notes


Watch Cold War video (Crash Course). Guiding Questions: 1. Why is the Cold War seen as a clash of civilizations? 2. What is MAD, and why did it make this conflict very serious? 3. Where did the conflict take place? 4. Why did the Cold War end? Summary Was the Cold War a new type of conflict, or simply a repeat of the past?

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Cold War Chapter 26 Textbook

1. What was the Cold War?
2. Who were the two major powers after World war II and why?
3. What were the signs that the US and the USSR would cooperate after World War II?
4. What were the disagreements or divisions between the United States and the Soviet Union? At least 4
5. What was the purpose of the United nations?
6.What did Soviet leaders expect would happen to communism and capitalism over time?
7.How did the Soviet Union react when the Western allies announced plans to combine their German occupation zones into a new West German state?

Add these terms to Vocab list
1. Superpowers
2. United nations
3. Iron Curtain
4. Warsaw Pact
5. Arms race

Remediation Questions

Create four questions based on video and answer them in multiple choice.

  1. What did the Cold War represent for the United states and then the Soviet Union?

2. Why did the United States and the USSR become enemies after World War II? Discuss differences.

3. What was the Marshall Plan and why was it put into place?

4. What was the purpose of the Berlin airlift and why was it used?

5. What was the main reason the US and the USSR did not directly attack each other during the Cold war , explain your answer?

6. What were positive outcomes of the Cold War?

7. Why did the United States create NATO and the Soviet Union create The Warsaw pact?

8. Why did the East Germans build the Berlin Wall explain the reason?

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Questions for Section 3 China's Communist Path
1. What happened to China after World war II?
2. Who would China side with during the Cold War and what happened as a result?
3. What were 3 ways in which Mao Zedong would strengthen communism in China?
4. What was the "Great Leap Forward" and why did it fail?
5. Why did the Soviet Union want to distance itself from China?

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