The Cold War course

The Cold War course2021-09-15T20:35:38+11:00

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The Cold War 1945-1991 

Join The Cold War author, Brad Kelly for this live 5 hour webinar on the superpower rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union that shaped the world between 1945 and 1991. Understand the long term forces and factors that led to some of the most extraordinary crises of the 20th century; the development of the nuclear bomb, man walking on the moon, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, Glasnost and Perestroika, the fall of the Berlin Wall – and more.

As well as the ideology of the conflict, we’ll explore the importance of geopolitics in contributing to the growing tensions between the capitalists and communists.

$360 (inc. GST) 

You will also receive a complimentary copy of The Cold War 1945-1991 


  • An overview of the origins of the Cold War from 1945-1953

  • The breakdown in the WWII alliance between the United States, the Soviet Union and Britain in the final months of the war

  • How the failure to agree on the future of Europe and Germany led to a geopolitical, as well as an ideological conflict

  • The United States policy of containment and the Marshall Plan – and how the US failed to contain communism in eastern Europe by 1949

  • The Cold War spreads in Asia

  • The development of the Cold War between 1953 and 1968

  • Containment, peaceful co-existence and fear of the domino theory

  • The arms and space race – and the build up of nuclear weapons

  • Cold War crises including the Berlin Wall (1961), the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) and the Prague Spring (1968)

  • China gets the bomb (1964) and the turn to a multi-polar world

  • Overview of detente

  • The impact of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the beginning of arms reductions talks

  • The Sino-Soviet split

  • Developments in Europe and Ostpolitik

  • Cold War conflict in Vietnam and the Middle East (1967 Six Day War, 1973 Yom Kippur War and the 1979 Iranian Revolution)

  • The renewal and end of the Cold War between 1980 and 1991

  • The attitudes and policies of US President Ronald Reagan

  • Gorbachev, glasnost and perestroika – and the end of the Cold War

  • Pro-democracy demonstrations in eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall

  • The end of the Soviet Union on December 1991

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4 November 2021