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Edexcel A2 Unit 3 Option E2: A World Divided: Superpower Relations, 1944-90

Edexcel A2 Unit 3 Option E2: A World Divided: Superpower Relations, 1944-90

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Enable students to succeed in their exam with Superpower Relations. This study aid contains the key information that students need for Edexcel History A2 Unit 3 Option E2, clearly laid out with Examiners' and Essential notes. Also included are graded essays with full comments from experienced examiners on how to secure higher grades. A world divided: Superpower relations, 1944-90 covers all the content and skills your students will need for their Edexcel A2 Unit 3 Option E2 examination, including: * Chapter 1: CONTROVERSY A: WHY DID THE COLD WAR BETWEEN THE SUPERPOWERS EMERGE IN THE YEARS TO 1953?Including - The origins of the Cold War 1917-44; early stages of the Cold War, 1945-9; Stalinisation in Eastern Europe, 1945-53; Korean War, 1950-3; critical assessment of the key interpretations - ideological confrontation, great power rivalry, responsibility of the leaders, misjudgement * Chapter 2: THE POST-STALIN THAW AND THE BID FOR PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCEIncluding - The USSR after Stalin; Soviet moves towards peaceful co-existence and the US response; the end of the thaw * Chapter 3: THE ARMS RACE, 1949-63Including - Development of weapon technology and delivery systems; the `balance of terror'; the Cuban Missile Crisis * Chapter 4: SINO-SOVIET RELATIONS, 1949-76Including - Sino-Soviet relations, 1949-50; consolidation of the friendship, 1950-4; deterioration, 1954-8; confrontation, 1959-69; `ping-pong' diplomacy; Sino-US relations, 1972-6 * Chapter 5: DETENTE, 1969-80Including - The origins and features of detente; the reality and success of detente, 1973-6; critics and detente in decline; the end of detente, 1979-81 * Chapter 6: CONTROVERSY B: WHY DID THE COLD WAR COME TO AN END IN THE 1980s?Including - US foreign policy in the 1980s; weakening Soviet control over Eastern Europe; the end of the Cold War; critical assessment of the key interpretations - the role of personalities, the impact of economic factors, `people power' in the Soviet Bloc, the moral bankruptcy of communism * Chapter 7: EXAM SKILLS * Chapter 8: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS * Index
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