HIST 2241: The History of the Cold War I: 1946 - 1960

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

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Against the backdrop of World War II, this course looks at the events and circumstances which led to the division of the world into two mutually hostile camps, the communist and the capitalist, each under the aegis of the USSR and the U.S. respectively. This polarization of world politics carried with it the danger that any conflict between the two superpowers might ignite a world-wide conflict. This course examines the Chinese Civil War (1945-1949), the Berlin Blockade, the Korean War, and the launching of Sputnik (1958).

Prerequisite(s): Any History course or permission of the instructor.

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