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Unit 8 Overview: Cold War and Decolonization (8:56)

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. 01:20 How did the Cold War impact the city of Cuito Cuanavale?
  2. 02:40 What nations became superpowers after World War II?
  3. 03:37 Why did many formerly colonized regions demand independence after World War II?
  4. 04:39 How can the Cold War be described in relation to the themes of governance, economics, cultural developments and interactions, and social interactions and organization?
  5. 05:44 Why didn’t the US and USSR engage each other in a “hot” war, or direct conflict, during this period?
  6. 07:32 How did soldiers from Cuba and South Africa end up fighting in the Angolan Civil War?