What did 1956 Hungarian revolution demonstrate about the
cold war & the practice of containment? What was at stake for
the US, Soviet Union, & Eastern Europe?
Compare Soviet & US objectives & fears in cold war. (Review
views of George Kennan, author of containment). How different
was U.S. containment from traditional balance of power thinking? What were underlying assumptions &
What was the nature of the Soviet challenge over Berlin? What
was at stake for each side? What was its impact on US-SovietWestern Europe relations? How & why were the crisis and the
problem of massive retaliation (MR) str
How does the Suez Crisis relate to problems of cold war, SovietUS relations, US-NATO relations, decolonization, & 3rd world issues? (Good on 3rd world issues.)
Why did the U.S. fear negotiations with Stalin & subsequent Soviet leaders?
Why did the Soviet empire collapse? How did Reagan & the
West contribute? Why were negotiations over INF (Intermediate range Nuclear Forces) and SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative)
or Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system
What was the disagreement between Truman and General
ment?"first three years containment worked wellmultiple
cases Soviets recoiled vs taking on conflict
What led Nixon to reassess the intl balance of power, Soviet-US
& Sino-US relations, & US foreign policy in terms of turning to
detente? Explain the Nixon Doctrine & detente. What were
Nixons views on national in
How did cold war begin? How does Kissinger describe its origins, nature, problems, & alternatives?