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Ch 22: AP European History: Post-War Europe

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Watch history lessons online and learn about economic, social and political conditions in post-war Europe. These lessons are just a portion of our AP European History course.

AP European History: Post-War Europe - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

World War II is over and Europe is adjusting to new political, economic and social conditions in a post-war climate. This chapter elaborates on political developments in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, including the advent of the Cold War. The professional instructors who teach these lessons will cover events like the Marshall Plan and the descent of the Iron Curtain along with providing information on meta-disciplines that became popular in this post-war period. This chapter is designed to teach you about:

  • Economic stability after World War II
  • Berlin Airlift
  • Cold War events
  • Traditionalists and Revisionism

Video Objectives
Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability Offers a summary of the political situation and economic and social conditions prevalent in Europe directly following the war.
Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan Details efforts to help Europe recover from World War II. Highlights economic aid given to European countries and efforts by Allies to help the citizens of Berlin receive aid in spite of a Soviet blockade.
Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain Summarizes major developments that took place immediately after the war. Defines the Iron Curtain and the countries involved and examines events leading to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events Details the origin of this era of tension between the Soviet Union and the U.S. Discusses the leaders of each country and major events that took place during this period.
Meta-Disciplines: Traditionalists, Revisionism, and Post-Revisionists Examines these concepts and viewpoints that emerged in post-war Europe. Discusses how these terms are used in relation to how we think.

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