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Ch.27 - History 1003 Chapter 27 Reading and Study...

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History 1003 Chapter 27 Reading and Study Guide [Don’t forget to study the assigned maps as well.] Intro 1. What happened on “one apparently ordinary day in August 1961”? Why does the unidentified woman caught by the television cameras serve as an appropriate symbol for Europe during the 1950s and 1960s? 2. How did the Cold War redefine “the West”? Part I 1. What problems faced Europeans in the aftermath of WWII? 2. What was a DP? Why did the DP problem grow larger as a result of the peace settlement? 3. Where and why did war continue after 1945? 4. What was the Cold War? What was the Iron Curtain? 5. “Fraying Seams, 1943-45” “Torn in Two, 1946-49”: What is the metaphor here? What is being frayed and then torn in two? 6. Who/what was the Big Three? What were each of their interests and aims? 7. What did Roosevelt expect from the United Nations? What did Roosevelt hope to achieve with the Bretton Woods Agreement? 8. What two factors limited the negotiating positions of Roosevelt and Churchill at Yalta? Why? 9. What happened at Yalta? What happened at Potsdam? 10. Who was Ernest Bevin? What was his role in the Cold War? 11. What three developments tore the alliance apart? 12. Why did Allied cooperation over the occupation of Germany break down? 13. What was the Truman Doctrine? What did the British have to do with it? What was containment? 14. What was the Marshall Plan? What did Ernest Bevin have to do with it? What was the Marshall Plan’s impact on western Europe? What was the Marshall Plan’s impact on eastern Europe?
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15. What three important events happened in 1949? How did these events help shape the basic Cold War pattern? 16. What was NATO? What was the Warsaw Pact? 17. Document, p. 890: Curtains and Camps: In his speech Winston Churchill listed eight European cities—what point did he make about them? What is Zhdanov’s argument? 18. Examine the two posters reprinted on p. 891. How do they illustrate the ideological struggle that helped shape the Cold War?
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