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21) Evaluate the contributions to the rise to power of Hitler of each of the following: National Socialist ideology; the use of force; economic crises. 22) Compare and contrast either economic policies or the treatment of minorities in two authoritarian or single-party states, each chosen from a different region. 3
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III. THE COLD WAR 1) Analyse the origin of East-West rivalry and explain why it developed into the Cold War. 2) For what reasons, and with what results, did the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan affect Cold War development? 3) Compare and contrast the roles of Korea and Vietnam in the Cold War. 4) Explain the meaning of two of the following and show how each affected the development of the Cold War: containment; brinkmanship; non-alignment; détente. 5) When and why did the Cold War end? 6) For what reasons, and with what results, were there disagreements between participants at the conferences of Yalta and Potsdam in 1945? 7) Define and analyse the importance of two of the following: a) the formation of NATO b) the Warsaw Pact c) non-alignment d) détente 8 )Examine the role and importance of fear and suspicion in the development of the Cold War between 1953 and 1975. 9) In what ways were social and gender issues affected by the Cold War in two countries, each chosen from a different region? 10 ) Why did the Cold War spread from Europe to other parts of the world after 1950? 11) Evaluate the role of the policies of the United States in the origins of the Cold War between 1945 and 1949. 12 ) Compare and contrast the role of two leaders, each chosen from a different region, in the development of the Cold War between 1953 and 1964. 13) Why did détente develop between 1969 and 1979? 14) Analyse the impact of Afghanistan (1979–1988) on the development of the Cold War. 15 ) “The Cold War came to an end primarily because of Gorbachev’s changes in Soviet policies.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? 16) Evaluate the impact of the Cold War on the culture of two countries, each chosen from a different region. 17) Compare and contrast the roles of Truman and Stalin in the breakdown of East– West relations. 18) Assess the impact of either the Vietnam War (1964–1975) or the Afghanistan War (1979–1988) on the development of the Cold War. 19) For what reasons, and with what results, did the Sino–Soviet split influence the Cold War? 20) “The US and the USSR were successful in their efforts to maintain their spheres of influence between 1950 and 1962.” To what extent do you agree with this assertion? 21) To what extent was the breakdown of the Soviet Union by 1991 due to economic causes? 22) Analyse the social and economic impact of the Cold War on two countries, each chosen from a different region. 23 ) Yalta & Potsdam Conference – the two big meetings of the Ally leaders to decided what would happen after the war… starts the Cold War 24) Cold War & China – how China became communist under Mao 25 ) Cold War in South America – US and USSR compete in Latin America 26) Cold War & Africa – US and USSR compete in Africa 4
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27 ) Break up of Yugoslavia-What caused this once independent communist nation to fall apart? What has happened to this Balkan region since 1919?
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