End of the Cold War – Remember it, Test it!

End of the Cold War – Remember it, Test it!

Remember it!

Key points to remember:

The high points of Dtente

* Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) I and II and the Helsinki Agreement


* The Helsinki Accords, 1975


The Failures of Dtente

* Afghanistan

* Ronald Reagan and his stance on the USSR

* Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)

The Decline of the Soviet Union

* Economic Problems

* The Solidarity Movement in Poland

* Glasnost

* Peristroika

* Reagan and Gorbachev

* Defeat in Afghanistan

* The Victory of Solidarity in Poland

* Hungary

* The Fall of the Berlin Wall

* Czechoslovakia

* Final collapse of the Soviet Union

Test it!


Solidarity Movement Poland - History GCSE RevisionWhat were the aims of the Solidarity movement?

Describe the reasons for the fall of the Berlin Wall.

How successful were attempts made by the USSR and the USA to reduce levels of nuclear weapons?

Describe the course of events in Hungary, East Germany and Czechoslovakia that led to the collapse of communist regimes there.

What role did Ronald Reagan play in ending the Cold War?

Why did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan?

What were the main objectives of the Helsinki accord?

Can dtente be considered a success or a failure?

What were the objectives of glasnost and perestroika?

What role did the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan play in helping to end the Cold War?

Which of these were a bigger cause of the failure of dtente: the foreign policy of Ronald Reagan or the economic problems experienced in the Eastern Bloc?