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Divided Europe. EUH 3206 Review: From Second World War to Cold War, 1939-1968. First Stage. Outbreak of war: what were Hitler’s war aims in 1939? Impact of Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939 (division of Eastern Europe, etc.)

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Euh 3206 review from second world war to cold war 1939 1968

Divided Europe

EUH 3206 Review: From Second World War to Cold War, 1939-1968


First stage

First Stage

  • Outbreak of war: what were Hitler’s war aims in 1939?

  • Impact of Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939 (division of Eastern Europe, etc.)

  • Allied response to invasion of Poland.

  • Russo-Finnish war/Scandinavian interlude


Stage 2

Stage 2

  • Western Offensive, May 1940

  • Battle for Britain: A turning point?

  • Italy’s parallel war: Mussolini an asset or liability? African theater of war.

  • Britain stands alone? US/British relations up to 1941.

  • Operation Barbarossa: How does it change the course of the war?


The inner war

The “Inner War”

  • Internal developments: Creating (colonizing) a “New Europe”; resistance movements; German hegemony in Europe; Life behind the lines; Women at War; role of intelligence and industrial productivity; the Holocaust and crimes against humanity.


Turning points

Turning points

  • U.S. enters the war, 1941

  • Battle of Stalingrad, 1942-43 (Kursk, etc.)

  • North African campaign/Italy defeated, 1941-1943

  • Opening a second front, 1944: Operation Overlord and Bagration.


Politics of war

Politics of War

  • War-time conferences

  • Events: Warsaw uprising of 1944.

  • Manhattan project

  • Role of personalities: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, etc.


End of war

End of War

  • Defeating Germany, 1944-1945: Significance of final battles (Arnhem, Bulge, Berlin)

  • Europe transformed: origins of Cold War

  • Greek Civil War, 1946-1949; Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan

  • Berlin Airlift, 1948-49


Cold war cont

Cold War, cont.

  • Western democracies: Great Britain, France, and Italy – 1945-1965

  • Two Germanys – 1945-1965

  • Cold War after Stalin, 1953-1965

  • Khrushchev’s “secret speech”

  • Suez Crisis, 1956, Hungarian Uprising, 1956

  • Berlin Crises, 1958-1961 (Berlin Wall)

  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

  • Czechoslovakian Crisis, 1968


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