Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability


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Which of the following countries did NOT occupy zones of Germany post-World War II?

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1. The United States gave Soviet Union major influence over Eastern Europe in order to:

2. Why was the outcome of the Potsdam Conference NOT satisfactory for most of the participants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge how much you know about efforts towards creating stability in Europe after WWII. Topics of interest include the meeting of major powers that oversaw the division of Germany and the efforts to safeguard against the spread of communism into Western Europe.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Number of occupation zones Germany was split into after the war
  • Reason the Soviet Union was given a large amount of influence over the Eastern European states
  • Meeting at which the division of Germany was decided
  • U.S. efforts to safeguard against the spread of communism into Western Europe
  • Nations that joined the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about post-war Europe in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding growth and integration in Europe after WWII
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about efforts towards post-WWII stability in Europe

Additional Learning

To learn more about Europe after the Second World War, review the related lesson titled Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability. The lesson features these learning objectives:

  • Discuss the emergence of stability
  • Identify the post-war settlement
  • Understand the importance of the Yalta and Potsdam Conferences
  • Learn why the post-war peace was uneasy for both sides
  • Define separate growth
  • Explore European integration