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                                    Chapter 33
Restructuring the Postwar World, 1945-present

                                     Cold War Themes

Economics- After Wold War II, two conflicting economic systems (capitalism and communism) competed for influence and power.  The major players in this struggle, the United States and the Soviet Union, each tried to win other nations to its side.

Revolution- In Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, people revolted against repressive governments or rule be foreign powers.  These revolutions often became the arenas for conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Empire Building- The United States and the Soviet Union used military, economic, and humanitarian aid to extend their control over other countries.  They also sought to prevent the other superpower from gaining influence.


I. Two Superpowers Face Off

     A. Former Allies Diverge
          i. A Joint Postwar Plan
          ii. Creation of the United Nations
          iii. Differing U.S. and Soviet Goals
     B. The Soviet Union Corrals Eastern Europe
          i. Soviets Build a Wall of Satellite Nations
          ii. The Iron Curtain Divides East and West
     C. United States Counters Soviet Expansion
          i.The Truman Doctrine
          ii. The Marshall Plan
          iii. The Berlin Airlift
     D. The Cold War and a Divided World
          i. Rival Alliances
          ii. Nuclear Threat
          iii. The Cold War in the Skies

II. Communists Triumph in China

     A. Civil War in China
           i. Internal Struggles
           ii. Involvement of the United States
     B. Two Chinas and the Cold War
           i. The Superpowers React
           ii. Communist China Continues to Expand
     C. Transformation and Revolution
           i. Transformation Under Mao Zedong
           ii. Mao's Marxist Socialism
           iii. Mao's Communes
           iv. New Policies and Mao's Response
           v. The Cultural Revolution

III. War in Korea and Vietnam

     A.War in Korea
          i. Standoff at the 38th Parallel
          ii. The Fighting Continues
          iii. Aftermath and Legacy of the War
     B. War in Vietnam
          i. The Road to War
          ii. War Breaks Out
          iii.  Vietnam- A Divided Country
          iv. The United States Gets Involved
          v. The United States Withdraws
          vi. Ongoing Turmoil in Cambodia
          vii. Postwar Vietnam

IV. Cold War Around the World

    A. Confrontations Over Developing Nations
         i. Cold War Strategies
         ii. Association of Nonaligned Nations
    B. Postwar Face-off in Latin America
         i. Cuban Revolution
         ii. The Cuban Missle Crisis
         iii. Civil War in Nicaragua
    C. Confrontations in the Middle East
         i. Religious and Secular Values Clash in Iran
         ii. The United States Supports Secualr Rule
         iii. Khomeini's Anti-U.S. Policies
         iv. The Superpowers Face Off in Afghanistan

V. The Cold War Thaws

    A. The Soviets Dominate Eastern Europe
         i. Destalinization and Rumblings of Protest  
         ii. Brezhnev and the Revolt in Czechoslovakia
         iii. Split with China
    B. From Brinkmanship to Detente
         i. Brinkmanship Breaks Down
         ii. The United States Embraces Detente
         iii. Nixon Visits the Communist Superpowers
    C. Detente Cools
         i. Ronald Reagan Abandons Detente
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The Postwar
Postwar Dueling
The Cold War Internationally
Post WWII world.
The Superpowers Diverge
The Superpowers Diverge
Red China
Red China
The Korean War
The Korean War
The Cold War
The Cold War
Aftermath of the Cold War
Aftermath of the Cold War
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