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Unit 8 Overview (9:39)

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. 02:05 Why did a struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States emerge in the years following the end of the Second World War?
  2. 02:44 What was one way in which decolonization was a result of the Second World War?
  3. 03:30 How did the Cold War and decolonization become tied together?
  4. 05:34 How are the spikes in the US military budget in the 1950s, mid-1960s, and 1980s evidence of the global reach of the Cold War?
  5. 05:48 What does the collapse of Soviet military spending in 1989 tell us?
  6. 08:05 Why did Cuban troops get involved in decolonization in Angola, leading to their involvement at the battle of Cuito Cuanavale?