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Ch 26: History Alive Chapter 26: Era Overview - The Cold War & Beyond, 1945-Present

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The Era Overview - The Cold War & Beyond, 1945-Present chapter of our TCI History Alive! World Connections Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with world history. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Era Overview - The Cold War & Beyond, 1945-Present textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the The Cold War & Beyond, 1945-Present chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the historical concepts you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson 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 history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Causes and early events of the Cold War conflicts
  • Traditionalist, revisionist and post-revisionist perspectives of the Cold War
  • Desert Storm and the end of the Cold War
  • Post-Cold War European cooperative efforts, institutions and treaties

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6 Lessons in Chapter 26: History Alive Chapter 26: Era Overview - The Cold War & Beyond, 1945-Present
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The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

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.

Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes

2. 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.

Approaches Toward the Cold War: Traditionalism, Revisionism & Post-Revisionism

3. Approaches Toward the Cold War: Traditionalism, Revisionism & Post-Revisionism

The study of the Cold War has produced a voluminous amount of interpretation. In this lesson, you will learn about the various schools of thought, including realism, traditionalism, revisionism and post-revisionism.

Events in Latin America During the Cold War

4. Events in Latin America During the Cold War

This lesson will discuss Latin America and the Cold War. It will highlight Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba. It will also discuss the tensions between the US and the former Soviet Union.

The End of the Cold War and Desert Storm

5. The End of the Cold War and Desert Storm

In this lesson, we will learn about the end of the Cold War and the Gulf War - also known as Desert Storm. We'll learn what led to these events and highlight the key themes associated with them.

Post-Cold War European Cooperation: Institutions & Treaties

6. Post-Cold War European Cooperation: Institutions & Treaties

In this lesson, we explore the increasing cooperation between European states during the Cold War years and beyond, from a six-nation agreement concerning coal and steel to a far-reaching agreement binding most of Europe.

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