Ch 27: Glencoe World History Chapter 27: Cold War & Postwar Changes

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The Cold War & Postwar Changes chapter of this Glencoe World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the Cold War . Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Cold War & Postwar Changes textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Cold War & Postwar Changes chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Cold War topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Political, economic and social stability emergence
  • Causes and early events of the Cold War
  • Cold War conflicts
  • Fall of the Iron Curtain
  • The Berlin Airlift and the Marshall Plan
  • Effects in America of the Cold War

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6 Lessons in Chapter 27: Glencoe World History Chapter 27: Cold War & Postwar Changes
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Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability

1. Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability

In this lesson, we explore the factors that led to the emergence of peace in Europe and the nature of the tenuous political, economic and social stability that developed after WWII.

The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

2. 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.

Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes

3. Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes

In this lesson, we explore several of the world's conflicts in the second half of the 20th century that ended up becoming proxy wars between the United States and the Soviet Union in their Cold War standoff.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

4. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

5. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

6. The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

Fear of communism and nuclear annihilation spread throughout the United States during the Cold War. Learn about the effects of the Cold War on everyday life and the determination of Americans to prepare for and combat the communist menace.

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