About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering European Cold War material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the Cold War in Europe. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with the Cold War in Europe
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning European history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Cold War in Europe chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Cold War in Europe chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any European history question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the Cold War for a standard European history course. Topics covered include:
- Causes of the Cold War
- Major events during the Cold War
- The fall of the Soviet Union
- Timeline of the Cold War's end
1. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events
The period of distrust between the Soviet Union and United States was known as the Cold War. Learn about the origins of the era, essential events and the shaping of the national security state.
2. Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline
In this lesson, we chart the reforms made by Russian premier Mikhail Gorbachev attempting to save the Soviet Union and the communist federation's eventual dissolution in 1991.
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Other chapters within the European History Study Guide course
- European Culture in the Renaissance
- Events & Effects of the Reformation
- Monarchical Nation States in Europe
- Developments in England (1450-1701)
- Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment in Europe
- European Political Developments
- Industrial Revolution in Europe
- World War I Overview
- World War II Overview
- Europe After the Soviet Union