Unit 6: Modern World History
Lesson A: 20th Century Global Politics - The Cold War
Activity 4: Overview – China as a Player in the Cold War
You have learned that after China became communist in 1949, tensions increased around the world between supporters and opponents of communism. You have also learned that as an extension of the Cold War, the Soviet Union, the United States, and sometimes China intervened in regional conflicts over Communism, providing funds, materials, and/or troops for battles in other countries.
In this activity, you will view a presentation that provides an overview of the specific role of China in conflicts that were waged during the Cold War. After completing this activity, you will participate in a discussion about the global implications of the Cold War.
When you are ready, download the Student Resource: China and Its Neighbors (doc). Save this student resource to your computer and print a copy for your notebook.
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