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Why were there two armed camps in Europe in 1914?

Why did war break out in 1914?

How did the Treaty of Versailles establish peace?

Why did the League of Nations fail in its aim to keep peace?

How did Hitler challenge and exploit the Treaty of Versailles?

Why did Chamberlain's policy of Appeasement fail to prevent war from breaking out?

Why did the USA and USSR become rivals between 1945 and 1949?

How did the Cold War develop between 1949 and 1955?

How peaceful was Peaceful Co-existence?

How close to war was the world in the 1960's?

Why did Detente collapse in the 1970's and 1980's?

Why did Communism collapse in Central and Eastern Europe?

The fall of Communism

Thinkquest - The Fall of Communism. An easy to access overview of the events that led to the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union.

BBC Bitsize. Extended unit that looks at the events leading up to the fall of Communism in the USSR.

US Department of State. A brief summary of the main events.

BBC History. A thorough examination of the key events and peole involved in the end of Communism in the Soviet Union.




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