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How did the Cold War develop? 1943–56
The Teheran, Yalta and Potsdam Conferences
The attitudes of Stalin and Truman and
the ideological differences between the superpowers.
The establishment and control of the Soviet
Cominform and Comecon.
The growing involvement of the USA in Europe
The Truman Doctrine
The Marshall Plan
The Berlin Blockade/Airlift
The formation of NATO.
Military developments and the beginnings of the arms
The impact of Soviet rule on Hungary
De-Stalinisation and optimism
The Hungarian Revolution: Nagy and his demands,
Soviet reaction and uprising, the death of Nagy, the re-establishment of Soviet
control and international
The Cold War, 1956 - 1969.
The Berlin Crisis
The refugee problem
Khrushchev's challenge to the USA
Summit Conference and Eisenhower
Challenge to Kennedy
Construction of the Berlin Wall and
Kennedy's visit to Berlin, 1963.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
• How did the USA react to
the Cuban Revolution?
• Why did Khrushchev put missiles into
• Why did Kennedy react as he
• Who won the Cuban Missile Crisis?
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