Ch 51: World Events & Politics After World War II (1946-1959)

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This chapter's video lessons present important developments in different countries following World War II. Political as well as cultural considerations are discussed in the lessons.

World Events & Politics After World War II (1946-1959) - Chapter Summary

The info covered in this chapter on the world events and politics that followed WWII includes details of the Marshall Plan and the reasons behind the Berlin Airlift. Review Japan's reconstruction and Korea's partition at your own pace and on any mobile device or computer. You'll be able to do the following once you complete this chapter:

  • Detail the Berlin Airlift and the Marshall Plan
  • Outline U.S. domestic and foreign policies post WWII
  • Discuss the reconstruction of the government of Japan and the partition of Korea
  • Explain the descent of the Iron Curtain in post-war Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
  • Identify the culture of the late 1940s and 1950s in post-war America

Video lessons can be watched from beginning to end in about 5-10 minutes each. After finishing one of these short lessons, you'll be able to quickly pinpoint any portion to return to for another look by using the video tags. There's a practice quiz included with every lesson so that your knowledge of the material can be confirmed before moving forward.

5 Lessons in Chapter 51: World Events & Politics After World War II (1946-1959)
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

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

2. 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 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 American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

4. 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

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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