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USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War CCWH #39 (12:15)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:35 What evidence does John Green use to argue that the Cold War was a “clash of civilizations”?
  2. 02:40 Why does John Green argue that the Cold War actually started during World War II?
  3. 05:05 What was the Marshall Plan?
  4. 06:00 What is M.A.D.?
  5. 07:45 What are some examples John Green gives of Soviets and Americans fighting each other indirectly?
  6. 08:30 What were the “three worlds”?
  7. 10:50 What were glasnost and perestroika?