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Oxford AQA History for A Level: The Cold War 1945-1991 Revision Guide
Alexis Mamaux
Oxford AQA History for A Level: The Cold War 1945-1991 Revision Guide
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This The Cold War 1945-1991 Revision Guide Kindle Edition is part of the bestselling Oxford AQA History for A Level series developed by Sally Waller. Written to match the new AQA specification, this series helps you deepen your historical knowledge and develop vital analytical and evaluation skills. This revision guide offers the clearly structured revision approach of Recap, Apply, and Review to prepare you for exam success. Step-by-step exam practice strategies for all AQA question types are provided (including Source Analysis and essays linked to Key Concepts), as well as well-researched, targeted guidance based on what we now know from the new AQA examiner's reports on The Cold War. Our original author team is back, offering expert advice, AS and A Level exam-style questions and Examiner Tips. Contents checklists help monitor revision progress; example student answers and suggested activity answers help you review your own work. This guide is perfect for use alongside the Student Books or as a stand-alone resource for independent revision.

Introduction to this Revision Guide
How to master the AQA sources question
How to master the AQA essay question
AQA AS and A Level History mark schemes
The Cold War c1945–1991 timeline
PART ONE AS AND A LEVEL To the Brink of Nuclear War: International Relations, c1945–1963
SECTION 1 The Origins of the Cold War, c1945–1949
1 US, British and Soviet relations in 1945
2 Developing tensions up to 1948
3 The USA’s involvement in Europe
4 Conflict over Germany, 1947–49
SECTION 2 The Widening of the Cold War, 1949–1955
5 US containment in action in Asia
6 The Korean War, 1950–53
7 Increasing Cold War tensions
8 Alliances and shifts
SECTION 3 The Global Cold War, 1955–1963
9 Khrushchev and East–West relations, 1955–60
10 Cold War rivalries, 1955–63
11 Conflict in Asia, 1955–63
12 Confrontation between the superpowers
Exam Practice: AS Level sources sample answer
Exam Practice: AS Level essay sample answer
PART TWO A LEVEL From Détente to the End of the Cold War, c1963–1991
SECTION 4 Confrontation and cooperation, c1963–1972
13 Confrontation in the Vietnam War
14 President Nixon’s policies in Vietnam
15 Cooperation
16 Pressures on the USSR, c1963–72
SECTION 5 The Brezhnev era, 1972–1985
17 The USA and Southeast Asia
18 The extent of détente up to 1979
19 The Second Cold War
20 Developments in Africa and the Americas
Exam Practice: A Level sources sample answer
SECTION 6 The ending of the Cold War, 1985–1991
21 Gorbachev and the ending of the Cold War
22 The summits between the USA and the USSR
23 The collapse of communism in the Eastern European satellite states
24 The ending of Cold War tensions
Exam Practice: A Level essay sample answer
Activity answers guidance
Top revision tips for A Level History
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