Policy of containment, domino theory and the emergence of peaceful co-existence


    • Outline the changes in leadership of the USA and USSR from 1953.
    • Explain the significance of the coups in Iran and Guatemala.
    • Explain the approaches to the Cold War of Khrushchev in the USSR and Eisenhower and Dulles in the USA during in the 1950s: peaceful coexistence; massive retaliation, brinkmanship, more bang for your buck. How did these approaches affect the development of the cold war?
    • What was the significance of the domino theory?
    • Explain the impact of the 1956 uprising in Hungary.


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Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Никита Хрущёв