HIS 135
Unit 7:  The Cold War

Brezhnev parade
A celebration in the Soviet Union centered on General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev and the adoption of the 1977 Soviet Constitution, often called the "Brezhnev constitution." Technically there were three constitutions of the USSR (1924, 1936 and 1977). Photo credit T.T. Hammond.
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What you must do in this unit
  • Having completed the unit 3 exam on the Cold War, post (or respond) with your thoughts/ideas/comments about this topic and the exam in the Blackboard online discussion forum (5 points).
Extra Credit Options
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send your instructor the title of the site, the URL and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.
Unit Learning Objectives (continuance from unit 3)
  • Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to (1) Explain some of the causes of the Cold War and (2) assess the significance of some of the key events of the Cold War from 1945 to the present.

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