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Cold War for iPad

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From 1945 to 1991 the world was gripped and divided by the Cold War, a struggle for hegemony between Western capitalist democracy and Soviet communism. For almost five decades, each strived to outsmart, outdo and outlast the other. The effects of the Cold War rippled and reverberated around the world, changing the lives of millions. The Cold War played a pivotal role in shaping and defining the modern world.

The Cold War for iPad contains 41 chapters, written especially for this app by Alpha History authors and qualified historians (no public domain or Wikipedia content). Each chapter contains an audio reading of the text, so you can read along or use Cold War for iPad as an audiobook. Chapters also feature great images and cartoons, hand-picked for their historical value. There's also a useful collection of support material, including embedded videos, a timeline, a comprehensive glossary, and a 'strange but true' trivia section. And if that's not enough, you can test your Cold War knowledge with eight multiple choice quizzes and six interactive crosswords.

Chapter list
1. Introduction
2. What is communism?
3. Communist Russia
4. Capitalist America
5. Wartime conferences
6. Iron Curtain
7. Truman Doctrine
8. Marshall Plan
9. A divided Germany
10. Berlin Blockade
11. NATO & Warsaw Pact
12. Nuclear weapons
13. Reds under the bed
14. McCarthyism
15. Anti-Red propaganda
16. Nikita Khrushchev
17. Kitchen debate
18. The Space Race
19. Communist China
20. Mao Zedong
21. Korean War
22. Kim Il-Sung
23. Domino Theory
24. Vietnam
25. Hungary
26. Espionage
27. Gary Powers and the U2
28. Berlin Crisis
29. Berlin Wall
30. Fidel Castro
31. John F. Kennedy
32. Cuban Missile Crisis
33. Prague Spring
34. Detente
35. Around the world
36. Soviets in Afghanistan
37. Ronald Reagan
38. Cold War rebooted
39. Glasnot and perestroika
40. The winds of change
41. Fall of the Berlin Wall

Cold War for iPad is ideal for casual readers, newcomers to the topic, and especially for students at senior levels, including:

- Senior secondary and high school History courses
- IB, AP and other diploma-level History courses (US)
- GSCE and A-level (UK)
- VCE, HSC and other Australian courses
- undergraduate or college students seeking an accessible introduction to the Cold War

For more information about the Cold War, visit Alpha History's comprehensive website, containing topic pages, images, videos, documents and more.

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