Edexcel GCSE History (9-1): Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91 eBook
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Edexcel GCSE History (9-1): Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91 eBook

By Aaron Wilkes, Tim Williams, Kat O'Connor
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Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91 eBook is part of Oxford's brand new Edexcel GCSE History series. This digital textbook series provides the most up-to-date Edexcel exam practice and a tried-and-trusted accessible approach to help students get the best grades they are capable of, and enjoy their history lessons.



This digital textbook is written as part of our commitment to the inclusive presentation of diverse histories, and developed by a team of practising teachers with Edexcel examining experience and led by Aaron Wilkes, head of history, PGCE History lead and trusted author. This period study takes a closer look at the relations between East and West over a 50-year period, the events that led to the Cold War crisis, and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.



Exam-style Questions, Nail it! features and carefully Sources and Interpretations help students prepare for their Edexcel exam. Meanwhile, Later On and Earlier On features help students make connections across time periods. How to...Exam Practice pages provide step-by-step, accessible ways to practise essential history skills.



Perfect for use alongside Kerboodle, which is packed full of auto-marked quizzes, exam practice, film clips of interviews with historians, and continuing exam support.



We are working towards endorsement of this digital textbook from Edexcel.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Introduction to the series
  • Timeline
  • Part 1: The origins of the Cold War 1941–58
    • Chapter 1: Early tensions between the East and West
      • 1.1 What was the Cold War?
      • 1.2A/B Capitalism vs communism
      • 1.3 How much of an alliance was the Grand Alliance?
      • 1.4 Yalta: the successful conference?
      • 1.5 Potsdam: the bad-tempered conference?
      • 1.6 What was the impact of the atomic bomb?
      • 1.7 The Iron Curtain descends
    • Chapter 2: The development of the Cold War
      • 2.1 Containing communism: what was the Truman Doctrine?
      • 2.2 What was the Marshall Plan?
      • 2.3 How did the USSR respond to the Marshall Plan?
      • 2.4 Berlin divided
      • 2.5 The Berlin Crisis: Stalin’s blockade
      • 2.6 The Berlin Crisis: the airlift and its impact
    • Chapter 3: The Cold War intensifies
      • 3.1 The arms race
      • 3.2 NATO and the Warsaw Pact: new alliances
      • 3.3 How real was ‘the thaw’ after Stalin’s death?
      • 3.4 ‘Seven days of freedom’: the Hungarian Uprising, 1956
      • 3.5 How did Khrushchev and the world react to the Hungarian Uprising?
    • Exam practice ‘Explain two consequences…’ questions
  • Part 2: Cold War crises 1958–70
    • Chapter 4: Flashpoint: Berlin
      • 4.1 Berlin: Khrushchev’s ultimatum and the 1961 Vienna Summit
      • 4.2 ‘Close the border!’ The Berlin Wall
      • 4.3 ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’: the USA’s reaction to the Berlin Wall
    • Chapter 5: Flashpoint: Cuba
      • 5.1 America’s backyard: revolution in Cuba
      • 5.2 What happened at the Bay of Pigs?
      • 5.3A/B The Cuban Missile Crisis
      • 5.4 The consequences of the Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Chapter 6: Flashpoint: Czechoslovakia
      • 6.1A/B The Prague Spring
      • 6.2 How did the world respond to the Prague Spring?
      • 6.3 What was the Brezhnev Doctrine?
    • Exam practice ‘Write a narrative account…’ questions
  • Part 3: The End of the Cold War 1970–91
    • Chapter 7: Changing relationship between the superpowers
      • 7.1 The start of Détente: hope for better relations
      • 7.2 A false dawn: the reality of Détente
      • 7.3 The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, 1979
      • 7.4 The USA’s response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
      • 7.5 What was the Second Cold War?
    • Chapter 8: The collapse of the Soviet Union
      • 8.1A/B Gorbachev’s ‘new thinking’ and the Sinatra Doctrine
      • 8.2A/B How did the Soviet Union lose its grip on Eastern Europe?
      • 8.3 The fall of the Berlin Wall
      • 8.4A/B The collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War
      • 8.5 Why did the Cold War end?
    • Exam practice ‘Explain two of the following’ questions
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Acknowledgements
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