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June 2013 `The policy of containment was pursued by the USA with the sole purpose
of protecting democracy.' Assess the validly of this view with reference to
the years 1945 to 1949

The primary aim · From 1945 the Soviet Union had been developing the creation of
of containment Communist…

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containment did have elements of protecting democracy in it but also it
was driven by pressure from relatively vulnerable European states
June 2013 `The soviet Union's policies toward the USA were aimed at relaxing the
tensions between them.' Assess the validly of this view with reference to
the years 1956…

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June 2013 To what extent was the USA's response to international aggression based
solely on protecting its own national interests in the years 1991 to 2004?

The US response · The Cold War had come to an end by 1991 and the USA needed to
was focused preserve its position…

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June 2012 `In the years 1955 to 1962, Khrushchev was genuinely committed to
peaceful co-existence.' Assess the validly of this view

The primary · the Austrian State Treaty, 1955, was a clear indicator of the Soviet
motive Union's willingness to embark on wider co-operation
underlying · The Soviet Union needed…

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June 2012 To what extent was the collapse of detente by 1980 due to changing
attitudes in the United States'
Changing · There was a rise in the number and influence of neo-conservatives in
attitudes in the the USA administration. Increasingly the view was being expressed that
United States détente…

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June 2012 `The Cold War lasted for so long because of the United States' fears for
Western European security'. Assess the validly of this view with reference
to the years 1945 to 1991
The USA's · Western Europe was the focal point of the US policy of containment.
determination to…

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· Containment was not merely a Western European strategy. It was a
long-term global strategy.
June 2011 To what extent was the United States responsible for the collapse of the
Grand Alliance at the end of the Second World War?
It was the · The USA was convinced that the…

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June 2011 `The United Nations was an affective international peacekeeping
organisation in the years 1991 to 2004.' Assess the validly of this view
The end · The Cold War had undermined the UN's effectiveness because it was
of the Cold War founded on the principle of collective security and international…

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June 2011 `In the years 1949 to 1991, the Cold War continued only because of the
ideological divisions between the United States and the Soviet Union.'
Assess the validly of this view
Role of · Neither the Soviets nor the USA ever lost sight of their ideological
ideological divisions. There…


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