How did the arms race increase tensions?

In this lesson, you will learn about how the arms race escalated in the 1950s. You will explore how this happened and what the consequences of this were for superpower relations and the intensity of the Cold War.

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Q1.When did China become Communist?

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Q2.Which part of Korea was ruled by a Communist dictator after the Second World War?

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Q3.When did North Korea invade South Korea?

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Q4.Who authorised troops to be sent to support South Korea in the Korean War?

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Q5.How did the Korean War end?

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Q6.When did the Korean War end?

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Q7.How did events in Asia from 1949-53 affect superpower relations?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.When did China become Communist?

1/7

Q2.Which part of Korea was ruled by a Communist dictator after the Second World War?

2/7

Q3.When did North Korea invade South Korea?

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Q4.Who authorised troops to be sent to support South Korea in the Korean War?

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Q5.How did the Korean War end?

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Q6.When did the Korean War end?

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Q7.How did events in Asia from 1949-53 affect superpower relations?

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How did the arms race increase tensions?

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Q1.When did the USSR test its first atomic bomb?

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Q2.When did the USA first test the hydrogen bomb?

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Q3.When did the USSR first test the hydrogen bomb?

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Q4.Which new type of weapon had the power to fire a nuclear explosive at a target more than 4,500km away?

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Q5.Why were increasingly destructive weapons being developed in the Cold War?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How did the arms race increase tensions?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.When did the USSR test its first atomic bomb?

1/5

Q2.When did the USA first test the hydrogen bomb?

2/5

Q3.When did the USSR first test the hydrogen bomb?

3/5

Q4.Which new type of weapon had the power to fire a nuclear explosive at a target more than 4,500km away?

4/5

Q5.Why were increasingly destructive weapons being developed in the Cold War?

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Lesson summary: How did the arms race increase tensions?

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