Conflict and co-existence 1953-1962

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What is conflict?
Rise in clashes between the superpowers and their allies (more disagreements)
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What is co-existence?
Neither side wishes to be drawn into conflict with the other (attempts to compromise)
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What is competitive co-existence?
Both sides compete but with an awareness that they dont wish to cause war
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What did the Berlin crisis show? (Conflict or co-existence?)
Conflict - Stalin was determined to sustain the ideology of East Berlin regardless of the effect on civilians
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What did Sputnik show? (Conflict or co-existence?)
Conflict - The USA was in a state of distress as it was seen that "communism had mastered the universe" (Harold Evans)
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What did the Geneva Summit show? (Conflict or co-existence?)
Co-existence - It was the first East/West summit in the cold war and it restarted face-to-face diplomacy
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What did the Hungarian Uprising show? (Conflict or co-existence?)
Conflict - Showed Stalin was happy to use violence and wasn't aware that the US did not intend to intervene
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What is co-existence?

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Neither side wishes to be drawn into conflict with the other (attempts to compromise)

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What is competitive co-existence?

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What did the Berlin crisis show? (Conflict or co-existence?)

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What did Sputnik show? (Conflict or co-existence?)

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