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Origins of the Cold War
When preparing the Cold War topic, don't........
Talk about long term and short term causes
the result would be to take you back to 1917 at the beginning of your talk with the danger that you will get to the Truman
Doctrine only half way through it. It's important to say at some stage that the roots go back a long way, of course. Probably best in the section
on ideological origins..."For many , the Cold War was an ideological conflict and the origins of this go back to 1917...."
Prepare to give a narrative based talk
Get bogged down describing individual events
Go too far into the Cold War itself.
The term was used in the early 1950s (at least) to describe what had emerged in the late 1940s
Introduce orthodox view, revisionist
view, post revisionist...... and then fail to discuss them properly
When preparing the Cold War topic, don't forget:
Agreements/Disagreements during WWII
Communist takeovers in E Europe
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