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Why did the USA and USSR become rivals in the period 1945 to 1949?

The views of historians about who was to blame for the Cold War have changed over the years:

  

The Traditionalists

     

Revisionists

  

Post-revisionists

  

  

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Traditionalists - hints
   What is the 'traditionalists' view?

   Explain HOW it is still a common view.

   Illustrate the view with a selection of examples which show the different elements of this view (including the different things the USSR is accused of).

Revisionists - hints
  
Who first suggested this view?

   Note the THREE different elements of this idea.

   Cite an example of this opinion.

Post-revisionists - hints
  
Who first suggested this view?

   Note the THREE different elements of this idea.

   Illustrate the view with examples which show the different elements of this view.

Post-1991 - hints
  
Why did attitudes change after 1991?

   What did historians find out about the Soviets?

   What is the 'post-1991' view?

   Illustrate the view with an example.

Other Interpretations - hints
   Briefly describe the 'realist', 'liberal' and 'radical' interpretations of what caused the Cold War.