Detente Overview

Using your textbooks (pages 100-101) and internet research and compile a document outlining Détente. You should consider the following

  • Definition of Détente

  • What motivated the USA and the USSR to pursue this policy?

  • How were China, East Germany and West Germany involved?

  • What was SALT I (1972) and why was it important?

  • What were the Helsinki agreements of 1975 and what did they outline

Extension work – Source C on page 100 in your text books gives a view on why both sides agreed to the SALT talks. How accurate is this view of the motives of the USA and the USSR? Answer using the source and your own knowledge.

Treat this as a 6 mark exam question and spend about 20 mins on it.

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