Ch 18: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: The Post War Period

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Before you take the Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present exam, study up on the post war period with these video lessons. All of the information you'll find in the lessons might be included in the exam itself.

Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present: The Post War Period - Chapter Summary

You probably already figured that you'll be tested on World War II when you take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) World History & Geography 1500-Present exam. However, you may not realize that you should also study up on the subject of the post war period. To this end, you can watch the video lessons in this chapter for some of the important points you'll need to know for the exam. The lessons cover topics such as:

  • Recovery in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
  • Eisenhower and the Cold War
  • Kennedy and the Cold War
  • The war in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh
  • Post-war Asia
  • Communism in China and Mao Zedong
  • The Chinese Revolution

Once you've viewed all the lessons, you might find it useful to use the chapter's practice quizzes to make sure you accurately understood all of these topics. This chapter will ultimately serve as a valuable study guide to these kinds of questions on the Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present exam.

13 Lessons in Chapter 18: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: The Post War Period
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Recovery Strategies in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

1. Recovery Strategies in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

In this lesson, we will learn about the Soviet Union's strategy for recovery following World War II. We will learn what efforts the Soviet Union took to restore its economic footing, and we will see how the Soviet strategy differed from that of the Western democracies.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

2. Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

President Dwight D. Eisenhower entered office during an amplified period of the Cold War. Learn about Eisenhower's domestic and foreign agenda in dealing with the Cold War during the 1950s.

John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

3. John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

Upon entering office in 1961, President John F. Kennedy was tasked with the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in the United States' battle against communism. Learn about Kennedy's successes and failures in handling the Cold War.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

4. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.

Tension Between the US and the Soviets: Wars, Confrontations & the Cold War

5. Tension Between the US and the Soviets: Wars, Confrontations & the Cold War

In this lesson, we explore the causes and factors that led to increased tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union after WWII, and to the incidents that almost led to all out war.

Weapons Proliferation: Concerns & Actions

6. Weapons Proliferation: Concerns & Actions

The following lesson will cover the increase in weapons production worldwide, as well as the concerns and actions the global community has in response. A short quiz will follow the lesson.

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

7. 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.

Overview of Asia from 1945 to the Present

8. Overview of Asia from 1945 to the Present

In this lesson, you will explore the general experiences of nations in Asia since the end of World War II in 1945. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The History of Communism in China

9. The History of Communism in China

In this lesson, you will explore the history of communism in China and discover how it has influenced China since 1945. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Mao Zedong: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

10. Mao Zedong: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

In this lesson, you'll be learning about the life of Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic of China. You'll look at the facts surrounding his ascension and even his accomplishments and then you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

11. The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

In this lesson we explore the long struggle between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party before, during, and after WWII, and the subsequent creation of Taiwan after the communist victory.

Revolution & Reform in China After WWII

12. Revolution & Reform in China After WWII

In the years since World War II, China has evolved from a farming society into one of the world's largest economies. That said, it has also experienced famines, purges, and the near destruction of much of its culture.

Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh

13. Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh

Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh attempted to usher in Vietnamese independence while eliminating foreign influence. Learn more about Ho, the Viet Minh and the crusade for a free Vietnam.

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