What was detente and why did it happen?
This lesson looks at detente, a period of relaxation of tensions in the Cold War. It explores the reasons for detente and the ways in which the US and Soviet Union tried to reduce tension. Students will be asked to assess how successful the two sides were in reducing tension.
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