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Lesson overview:How significant was the Hungarian uprising?

  • We will learn about the Hungarian Rising's impact on Superpower relations
  • We will learn about the international response to the uprising.
  • We will learn about the Soviet response to the uprising.
  • We will consider whether the Hungarian uprising improved the position of the Soviet Union.
  • We will learn about the Hungarian Rising's impact on Superpower relations
  • We will learn about the international response to the uprising.
  • We will learn about the Soviet response to the uprising.
  • We will consider whether the Hungarian uprising improved the position of the Soviet Union.

Thaw, Rebels

Cause and Consequence, Significance, Change and continuity

In this lesson, you will learn about the consequences of the Hungarian Uprising so that you can evaluate its significance for different groups and nations. You will learn about how the Soviets reacted to the Uprising and how the West responded. Finally, you will consider the significance of the Uprising for superpower relations and its impact on the wider Cold War.

The Cold War: Superpower relations from 1941- 1991:

  1. Grand Alliance, 1941-1945: Why were they unlikely allies?
  2. Why did tension develop at the wartime conferences?
  3. Why did the atomic bombs damage US-Soviet relations?
  4. Why did the 1946 telegrams increase the tension?
  5. Did Churchill officially announce the beginning of the Cold War?
  6. What were the consequences of Soviet expansion into Eastern Europe?
  7. Explore the enquiries: How far did early tension begin to show in the breakdown of the Grand Alliance?
  8. Why did the Truman Doctrine increase the tension between the Superpowers?
  9. How significant was the Soviet response to the Truman Doctrine?
  10. What was the Berlin blockade?
  11. What were the consequences of the Berlin blockade?
  12. How significant were events in Asia for superpower relations?
  13. How did the arms race increase tensions?
  14. Why did the space race make US-Soviet relations worse?
  15. Why did the Hungarians challenge Communist control?
  16. How significant was the Hungarian uprising?
  17. Explore the enquiries: Why did the Cold War intensify between 1950-1958?
  18. Why was the Berlin Wall built?
  19. What were the consequences of the building of the Berlin Wall?
  20. Why did the Cuban Revolution change the relationship between the superpowers?
  21. How was the Cuban Missile Crisis resolved and with what significance?
  22. What were the causes and consequences of the Prague Spring?
  23. What was detente and why did it happen?
  24. Why did détente not last?
  25. Why did Reagan's policies increase tension?
  26. Explore the Enquiry: To what extent were tensions reduced between 1970 and 1985?
  27. How did Gorbachev's 'new thinking' reduce tensions between the superpowers?
  28. How did the Soviet Union's hold on Eastern Europe come to an end?
  29. What did the fall of the Berlin Wall mean for the Cold War?
  30. Explore the enquries: Why did the Cold War come to an end?