Ch 18: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Aftermath of WWII Around the World

About This Chapter

The Aftermath of WWII Around the World chapter examines the ways in which America and other nations coped domestically, socially and politically after World War II ended. Watch the chapter's online video lessons to learn more about topics such as the baby boom years and the lifestyles of the Beat Generation. Use the self-assessment quizzes to measure your progress and retention of the material.

Aftermath of WWII Around the World - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The video lessons in the Aftermath of WWII Around the World chapter detail the foreign policies of post-war Europe as well as the efforts of the Economic Cooperation Administration. General MacArthur's attempts to restructure of the government of Japan is also explored. Watch the online lessons to learn more about the:

  • Occupation of Japan by the Allied Powers
  • Establishment of the Iron Curtain
  • Construction of the Berlin Wall
  • Various aspects of popular culture after World War II

Video Objective
Post-War Europe: The Berlin Airlift and the Marshall Plan Discover how the Marshall Plan was developed and implemented, and learn about the effects of the Berlin Airlift.
Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition and Reconstruction of Japan's Government Read about America's occupation of Japan and the reforms that helped rebuild Japan's government.
Post-War Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain Examine the expansion of the Soviet Union and its occupation of much of Germany.
U.S. After WWII: Politics, Culture and Counter-Culture Discuss anti-communism and the Red Scare of the 1940s and 1950s.

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