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1Impact of the Cold War and Decolonization from 1945 - 1989 SSWH19 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the global social, economic, and political impact of the Cold War and decolonization from 1945 to 1989.a. Analyze the revolutionary movements in India (Gandhi, Nehru), China (Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-shek), and Ghana.b. Describe the formation of the state of Israel.c. Explain the arms race; include development of the hydrogen bomb (1954) and SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, 1972).d. Compare and contrast the reforms of Khrushchev and Gorbachev.e. Analyze efforts in the pursuit of freedom; include anti-apartheid, Tiananmen Square, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
2Revolution in India p. 952At the end of World War II, British India’s Muslim and Hindus were bitterly dividedLeaders realized British India would have to be divided into two countriesHindu – IndiaMuslim- PakistanAugust 15, 1947 India & Pakistan became independent
3Revolution in India Continued… Millions of Hindus and Muslims fled across the new bordersAs a result of violence from these mass migrations, more than a million people were killedJanuary 30, Mohandas Gandhi was assassinated as he was going to morning prayerIndian National Congress began to govern led by Jawaharlal Nehru– Nehru had worked closely with GandhiGoal was a parliamentary government and a moderate socialist economyIndustrial production almost tripled between 1950 & 1965After Nehru’s death, Congress elected his daughter Indira Gandhi, not related to Mohandas, as prime minister
4Civil War In China p. 941 By 1945, two Chinese governments existed Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-Shek, based in southern and central China, supported by the U.S.Communist government under leadership of Mao Zedong, based in North China1945 full scale war broke outMillions of peasants were attracted to the Communists promises of landBy Spring 1949, the People’s Liberation army had defeated the Nationalists
5Creation of the State of Israel p. 929 – 930 In the years between the two world wars many Jews had immigrated to Palestine believing it to be their promised land.Tensions between Jews & Arabs had intensified during the 1930’sFollowing the Holocaust, sympathy for the Jewish cause grew1948- UN resolution divided Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab stateThe Jews in Palestine proclaimed the state of Israel on May 14, 1948Arab neighbors saw the new state as a betrayal of the Palestinian people, most of whom were Muslims
6Arms Race p. 850 Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb in 1949 United States & the Soviet Union were involved in a growing arms race, in which both countries built up their armies & weapons.In the early 1950’s the Soviet Union and US developed the hydrogen bombBy mid 1950’s both had developed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM’s) capable of sending bombs anywhere.
7Arms Race Continued…1957- Soviet Union send Sputnik I, the first satellite to orbit the earthSALT- Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty was an agreement signed in 1972 to impose restraints on existing and future strategic systems
8Reforms of Khrushchev New General Secretary of the Communist Party Took steps to undo some of the worst features of Stalin’s eraLoosened government control of literary worksPut more emphasis on producing consumer goodsAttempted to increase agricultural outputForeign policy failures led him to be voted out of office while he was on vacation in 1964
9Reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev A new era began in 1985 when he was chosen to lead the Soviet UnionBegan a new era of glasnost, or openness in discussions of the Soviet problemsPerestroika- restructuringMarket economy- limited free enterprise & some private propertySet up elected ParliamentAllowed non-Communist parties to organizeCreated a new state presidencyMarch Gorbachev became the Soviet Union’s first and last President
11Anti – Apartheid Movement p. 922 By the 1950’s, South African whites (descendents of the Dutch, known as Afrikaners)Result was a system of racial segregation known as apartheid (“apartness”)Blacks demonstrated against the apartheid laws, but the white government brutally repressed the demonstrators69 people were killed in 1960 when police opened fire on a march in Sharpeville (2/3 of those killed were shot in the back)Nelson Mandela, leader of the African National Congress, was arrested in 1962.In 1977, the UN urged nations to enforce sanctions against South Africa until apartheid was lifted.Under apartheid, All citizens were classified by race with their race stamped on their ID.In 1994, South Africa held its first all-race elections
15Tiananmen Square p. 940Spring 1989, crowds of students, workers & journalists filled Tiananmen Square in Beijing day after day to demonstrate in favor of a democratic government in ChinaSome students waged a hunger strike and others carried posters calling for democracyTo China’s elderly rulers, calls for democracy were a threat to the dominant role that the Communist Party had played in China since 1949June 3, 1989 Chinese Army moved into the squareSoldiers carrying automatic rifles fired into the unarmed crowdsTanks & troops moved in and surrounded the remaining students.At 5:30 in the morning, the mayor of Beijing announces that Tiananmen Square had been handed back to the peopleKilling of unarmed citizens continuedAt least 500 civilians were killed, perhaps as many as 2000The Movement for democracy in China had ended
16Fall of the Berlin Wall p. 874 1988- President Ronald Reagan traveled to West BerlinChallenged Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet bloc, to tear down this wallEast Germany’s communist leaders refused to remove the wallSummer 1989, thousands of East Germans fled their country while hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand their resignation of the hard line Communist leaderNovember 9, 1989 a new East German government opened the wall and allowed citizens to travel freely between West and East BerlinNext day, government workers began to knock down the wall. They were soon joined by thousands of West & East Berliners who used sledgehammers and crowbars to rip apart the Cold War symbol.In 1990, West and East Germany became a single nation and Berlin was once again the capital.