Why did the atomic bombs damage US-Soviet relations?

This lesson looks at the impact of the atomic bomb on US-Soviet relations in the early years of the Cold War. It introduces the concepts of deterrence and the arms race and how these affected US-Soviet 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!

Q1.When were the wartime conferences?

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Q2.Who was at the Tehran and Yalta conferences?

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Q3.What was Truman's plan for Eastern Europe?

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Q4.What was agreed about Germany at Potsdam?

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Q5.What did Stalin want to happen in Poland?

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Q6.What happened on the first day of the Potsdam conference?

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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:

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.When were the wartime conferences?

1/6

Q2.Who was at the Tehran and Yalta conferences?

2/6

Q3.What was Truman's plan for Eastern Europe?

3/6

Q4.What was agreed about Germany at Potsdam?

4/6

Q5.What did Stalin want to happen in Poland?

5/6

Q6.What happened on the first day of the Potsdam conference?

6/6

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Why did the atomic bomb damage US-Soviet relations?

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Q1.Why did Japan surrender at the end of WW2?

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Q2.What does deterrence mean?

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Q3.What is an arms race?

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Q4.What did Stalin want to create in Eastern Europe?

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Q5.How did the atomic bomb affect US-Soviet relations?

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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:

Why did the atomic bomb damage US-Soviet relations?

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

Q1.Why did Japan surrender at the end of WW2?

1/5

Q2.What does deterrence mean?

2/5

Q3.What is an arms race?

3/5

Q4.What did Stalin want to create in Eastern Europe?

4/5

Q5.How did the atomic bomb affect US-Soviet relations?

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Lesson summary: Why did the atomic bombs damage US-Soviet relations?

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