History 109: Western Europe Since 1945

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  • Available Lessons: 134
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    World War II: The Start of the Second World War

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Course Summary

This self-paced world history course includes video lessons and quizzes to help you review the history of Western Europe from 1945 to the present. This course offers you a convenient and fun way to study for exams, complete homework assignments or projects, and supplement the information you've been learning in class.
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14 chapters in History 109: Western Europe Since 1945

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Lesson 1 - The Yalta Conference and The Potsdam Conference: US Diplomacy & International Politics During World War II  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Two Super Powers: The United States and the Soviet Union  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Meta-Disciplines: Traditionalists, Revisionism, and Post-Revisionists  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Recovery Strategies in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Nikita Khrushchev: Life, Achievements & Policies  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - How the Welfare State Transformed European Life  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Post-Cold War European Cooperation: Institutions & Treaties  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Tension Between the US and the Soviets: Wars, Confrontations & the Cold War  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Soviet Domination of Eastern Europe  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Communists Take Power in Czechoslovakia  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Post-war Germany: Politics, Developments & Partitioning  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Building and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: History and Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - The Effects of the Nuclear Arms Race on Cold War Politics  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations  Take Quiz

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