For your Unit 2 Complete assignment, write a narrative essay (minimum 1200 words) in which you address and discuss the questions and statements listed below. Use at least three scholarly sources and remember to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections in your essay. Include your in-text citations and list your sources in APA format at the end of your essay.
Hallock, S. A. (2013). The world in the 20th century: A thematic approach. Pearson.
Discuss the genesis of the Cold War, 1945 to 1949, starting with the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. Was the Cold War inevitable or avoidable? Make sure to bring in specific events such as the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the Berlin Airlift, etc. to support your views.
Since 1949, a single party, the communist party, has ruled mainland China, yet its policies have differed widely over the years. Discuss the rise of the People’s Republic of China in the context of the Cold War. How have the policies of the PRC today shifted from what they were under Mao? How does the PRC’s economic and military growth shape the Pacific region today?
Discuss the origins of the divided Koreas. How did the peninsula come to be divided along the 38th parallel and what role did key players such as the UN, the United States, and the Peoples Republic of China have in the conflict? How, if any, does the crisis of today differ from the early 1950’s? Either way, give specific examples to support your views.