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Hungarian Uprising. Quote from the British historian William Thompson writing in 1995 Many people in the Soviet Union ‘believed that the West (America) would support the Revolution in Hungary with troops and money’. Berlin Wall.

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Quote from the british historian thom burnett writing in 2005

Hungarian Uprising

Quote from the British historian William Thompson writing in 1995

Many people in the Soviet Union ‘believed that the West (America) would support the Revolution in Hungary with troops and money’

Berlin Wall

Quote from the British historian John Hughes-Wilson writing in 2006

Berlin Wall meant ‘an armed confrontation (fight) seemed a very real possibility’

Korean War

Quote from the British historian John Hughes-Wilson writing in 2006

Korea meant that any hopes the American government held of peace with the Soviet Union were ‘finally swept away’

Space Race

Quote from the British historian Thom Burnett writing in 2005

Sputnik’s launch meant ‘America’s self-image, that of being the most technologically advanced nation on earth, was shattered’


Quote from the british historian thom burnett writing in 2005

  • When assessing each event’s importance:

  • Was the military involved?

  • Was it direct confrontation (USA vs. USSR) or indirect (other countries supported by each side)?

  • Was either the USA or USSR involved in any fighting?

  • How would leaders in each country have felt about the event?

  • How would the people in each country feel about the event?


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