Ch 3: The World After World War II

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The World After World War II chapter of this History of World War 2 Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the culture, policies and significant events of the World War II era. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand essential concepts associated with the world after World War II.

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  • Watch each video in the course to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the world after World War II for a standard history course. Topics covered include:

  • The beginnings of economic and political stability
  • Post-war Europe and the Marshall Plan
  • The Japanese government after World War II
  • American politics after the second world war
  • Life in America during the 1940s and 1950s
  • Post-war America's counter culture
  • The Cold War
  • Causes of the Korean War and America's involvement
  • Post-war Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain
  • Meta-disciplines

11 Lessons in Chapter 3: The World After World War II
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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.

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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 Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

4. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

5. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

6. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

7. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

8. 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.

United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

9. United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

The Korean War was a short but bloody war with more than five million casualties. Find out what caused this deadly and destructive war, how the United States came to be involved and how the war affected Korea and its allies.

Meta-Disciplines: Traditionalists, Revisionism, and Post-Revisionists

10. Meta-Disciplines: Traditionalists, Revisionism, and Post-Revisionists

In this lesson, we explore the concepts of meta-disciplines and historiography, discovering the three main schools of thought often identified in the study of history itself.

The New Right: Definition & Movement

11. The New Right: Definition & Movement

This lesson defines and explains the American political movement known as the New Right. You'll learn about the issues and major players that make up the New Right and how they have affected American politics in the present day.

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