About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering post-Soviet Europe material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Europe after the fall of the USSR. 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 Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union
- 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
Section Title: How It Works
- Watch each video in the course to review all key topics
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Europe after the Soviet Union chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Europe after the Soviet Union 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: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union for a standard history course. Topics covered include:
- The history of the Berlin Wall
- Impact of the fall of the Soviet Union
- The end of communism in Eastern Europe
- Founding of the European Union
- The expansion of the European Union
1. Building and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: History and Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the history of the Berlin Wall, from its beginnings as a makeshift barrier between East and West Berlin, to its final demise as communism fell across Eastern Europe in the late 1980s.
2. The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the immediate aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, where both political structures and economic models were left in limbo.
3. European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines
In this lesson, we briefly explore the piecemeal formation of the EU and discuss the nature of the Union today and its role as the political authority for most of Europe.
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- 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
- Cold War in Europe