7. Cold War - History Bombs

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Explore the Cold War ideologies, life in Berlin, proxy wars and the global flashpoint of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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7.1 The Cold War (in One Take)

Take a dynamic tour through the Cold War, from the Potsdam Agreement to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Run time: 07:06 Free lesson

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7.2 Communism v Capitalism

Adam Smith and Karl Marx set up heated ideological debate between the USA and USSR.

Run time: 04:34

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7.3 East and West Berlin

Our intrepid reporter meets local people on both sides of the Berlin Wall to find out what life was like in a divided city.

Run time: 05:03

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7.4.1 Proxy Wars Pt. 1

The superpowers attempt to justify proxy wars from the Korean War to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Run time: 05:13

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7.4.2 Proxy Wars Pt. 2

The superpowers attempt to justify proxy wars from the Vietnam War to the Soviet-Afghan War.

Run time: 06:11

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7.5 The Arms Race

With a little inspiration from West Side Story, we chart the nuclear arms race between the USA and USSR.

Run time: 03:14

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