Explore the enquries: Why did the Cold War come to an end?

In this lesson, we will learn about why the Cold War came to an end in 1991. We will recap the narrative of the end of the Cold War before examining two different interpretations about why Soviet control of Eastern Europe collapsed and consequently why the chain of events that led to the end of the Cold War occurred. Finally, you will place this narrative into the wider context of the Cold War and spend some time looking back on all that we have studied.

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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.In which Eastern European country was the Berlin Wall located?

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Q2.When did the Berlin Wall fall?

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Q3.Which country opened its borders with a neighbouring non-communist country in May 1989?

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Q4.When did the Warsaw Pact end?

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Q5.Which US President did Gorbachev meet with at the Malta Summit in December 1989?

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Q6.When did Gorbachev resign as leader of the USSR?

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Q7.When was the USSR dissolved?

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Q8.When did the Cold War end?

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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.In which Eastern European country was the Berlin Wall located?

1/8

Q2.When did the Berlin Wall fall?

2/8

Q3.Which country opened its borders with a neighbouring non-communist country in May 1989?

3/8

Q4.When did the Warsaw Pact end?

4/8

Q5.Which US President did Gorbachev meet with at the Malta Summit in December 1989?

5/8

Q6.When did Gorbachev resign as leader of the USSR?

6/8

Q7.When was the USSR dissolved?

7/8

Q8.When did the Cold War end?

8/8

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Why did the Cold War come to an end?

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Q1.Which US President called the USSR the 'Evil Empire'?

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Q2.At which summit agreement did Gorbachev and Reagan sign the INF Treaty?

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Q3.What did Gorbachev end in 1988?

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Q4.When was the Warsaw Pact formally ended?

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Q5.Which leader of the USSR was forced to resign on 25th December 1991?

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Q6.In what year did the Cold War end?

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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 Cold War come to an end?

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

Q1.Which US President called the USSR the 'Evil Empire'?

1/6

Q2.At which summit agreement did Gorbachev and Reagan sign the INF Treaty?

2/6

Q3.What did Gorbachev end in 1988?

3/6

Q4.When was the Warsaw Pact formally ended?

4/6

Q5.Which leader of the USSR was forced to resign on 25th December 1991?

5/6

Q6.In what year did the Cold War end?

6/6

Lesson summary: Explore the enquries: Why did the Cold War come to an end?

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This was the final lesson in the unit The Cold War: Superpower relations from 1941- 1991.

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