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Grand Alliance, 1941-1945: Why were they unlikely allies?
Why did tension develop at the wartime conferences?
Why did the atomic bombs damage US-Soviet relations?
Why did the 1946 telegrams increase the tension?
Did Churchill officially announce the beginning of the Cold War?
What were the consequences of Soviet expansion into Eastern Europe?
Explore the enquiries: How far did early tension begin to show in the breakdown of the Grand Alliance?
Why did the Truman Doctrine increase the tension between the Superpowers?
How significant was the Soviet response to the Truman Doctrine?
What was the Berlin blockade?
What were the consequences of the Berlin blockade?
How significant were events in Asia for superpower relations?
How did the arms race increase tensions?
Why did the space race make US-Soviet relations worse?
Why did the Hungarians challenge Communist control?
How significant was the Hungarian uprising?
Explore the enquiries: Why did the Cold War intensify between 1950-1958?
Why was the Berlin Wall built?
What were the consequences of the building of the Berlin Wall?
Why did the Cuban Revolution change the relationship between the superpowers?
How was the Cuban Missile Crisis resolved and with what significance?
What were the causes and consequences of the Prague Spring?
What was detente and why did it happen?
Why did détente not last?
Why did Reagan's policies increase tension?
Explore the Enquiry: To what extent were tensions reduced between 1970 and 1985?
How did Gorbachev's 'new thinking' reduce tensions between the superpowers?
How did the Soviet Union's hold on Eastern Europe come to an end?
What did the fall of the Berlin Wall mean for the Cold War?