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Key Topic 2: Cold War Crises 1958-70

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The Berlin Wall, 1961

The Cuban Missiles Crisis, 1962. The Prague Spring, 1968 (Czechoslovakia) The Space Race. YOUTUBE Who won the space race? IN SCHOOL Who won the space race? Website to READ - The Space Race. During the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union engaged a competition to see who had the best technology in space.

Website to READ - The Space Race

This included such events as who could put the first manned spacecraft into orbit and who would be the first to walk on the Moon. The Space Race was considered important because it showed the world which country had the best science, technology, and economic system. QUIZ Key topic 2.