Why did detente not last?

This lesson looks at the reasons for the failure of detente. Students will look at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the response of the US to this invasion.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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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?

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

5/5

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:

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

Q1.What does detente mean?

1/5

Q2.Who became US President in 1968

2/5

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?

5/5

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Quiz:

Why did detente not last?

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 Soviets invade Afghanistan?

1/5

Q2.Where was there an Islamic Revolution in February 1979?

2/5

Q3.Who replaced Amin when he was assassinated?

3/5

Q4.What did the US boycott in 1980?

4/5

Q5.How long did the Soviet-Afghanistan war last?

5/5

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:

Why did detente not last?

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 Soviets invade Afghanistan?

1/5

Q2.Where was there an Islamic Revolution in February 1979?

2/5

Q3.Who replaced Amin when he was assassinated?

3/5

Q4.What did the US boycott in 1980?

4/5

Q5.How long did the Soviet-Afghanistan war last?

5/5

Lesson summary: Why did detente not last?

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