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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Q1.In which Eastern European country did the Prague Spring take place in 1968?

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Q2.What was the name of the unpopular leader of Czechoslovakia who was replaced in January 1968?

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Q3.What did the USSR do in response to the Prague Spring on 20th August 1968?

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Q4.What was the name of the Soviet foreign policy that was introduced to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968?

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Q5.Which two communist countries condemned the USSR's actions in Czechoslovakia and began to move away from Moscow?

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Q6.What was the consequence of the Prague Spring for relations between the USA and the USSR?

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.In which Eastern European country did the Prague Spring take place in 1968?

1/6

Q2.What was the name of the unpopular leader of Czechoslovakia who was replaced in January 1968?

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Q3.What did the USSR do in response to the Prague Spring on 20th August 1968?

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Q4.What was the name of the Soviet foreign policy that was introduced to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968?

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Q5.Which two communist countries condemned the USSR's actions in Czechoslovakia and began to move away from Moscow?

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Q6.What was the consequence of the Prague Spring for relations between the USA and the USSR?

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What was detente and why did it happen?

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Q1.What does detente mean?

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Q2.Who became US President in 1968

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Q3.What were the three baskets of the Helsinki Accords?

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Q4.What does MAD stand for?

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Q5.What was the US-Soviet joint space mission called?

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Quiz:

What was detente and why did it happen?

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.What does detente mean?

1/5

Q2.Who became US President in 1968

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Q3.What were the three baskets of the Helsinki Accords?

3/5

Q4.What does MAD stand for?

4/5

Q5.What was the US-Soviet joint space mission called?

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Lesson summary: What was detente and why did it happen?

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