How far did early tension begin to show in the breakdown of the Grand Alliance?

This lesson enables students to answer the enquiry question about early Cold War tension. It looks at three main causes of the breakdown of the Grand Alliance and asks students to explain when they think early Cold War tensions were at their worst, using work from across the enquiry.

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Quiz:

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!

Q1.Which group of countries were formal satellite states?

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Q2.Which of these was a method used to establish satellite states?

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Q3.How did the US react to Soviet expansion into Eastern Europe?

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Q4.What does containment mean?

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Q5.Why did the Novikov Telegram make Stalin want a buffer zone in Eastern Europe?

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Quiz:

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!

Q1.Which group of countries were formal satellite states?

1/5

Q2.Which of these was a method used to establish satellite states?

2/5

Q3.How did the US react to Soviet expansion into Eastern Europe?

3/5

Q4.What does containment mean?

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Q5.Why did the Novikov Telegram make Stalin want a buffer zone in Eastern Europe?

5/5

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How far did early tension begin to show in the breakdown of the Grand Alliance?

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

Q1.Who gave the 'Iron Curtain' speech?

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Q2.When was the war of words?

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Q3.What does the phrase 'Iron Curtain' mean?

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Q4.What were the three wartime conferences called?

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Q5.What does containment mean?

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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 far did early tension begin to show in the breakdown of the Grand Alliance?

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

Q1.Who gave the 'Iron Curtain' speech?

1/5

Q2.When was the war of words?

2/5

Q3.What does the phrase 'Iron Curtain' mean?

3/5

Q4.What were the three wartime conferences called?

4/5

Q5.What does containment mean?

5/5

Lesson summary: How far did early tension begin to show in the breakdown of the Grand Alliance?

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