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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.

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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.

Map of the Cold War World in 1980 Map of the Cold War World in 1980
The Cold War World, 1980 [1]


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[1] Source: This file at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cold_War_Map_1980.png has been released into the public domain by its author, Aivazovsky at the English Wikipedia project.