Why did the Cold War come to an end? This essay is about the existing historiography as much as it is about the topic itself. Find a good balance between monographs

Why did the Cold War come

Why did the Cold War come to an end? This essay is about the existing historiography as much as it is about the topic itself. Find a good balance between monographs chapters in edited collections and make sure you include journal articles. (At least 5 different sources) DO NOT use sources aimed at the general reader! (BBC website Spartacus School Net History.com Wikipedia The Guardian etc.). Primary sources found on websites aimed at the general reader are acceptable if you cannot locate them elsewhere. Include footnotes AND a bibliography. Failing to do so will possibly result in your work being referred for plagiarism. Consult the Blue Book on how to reference properly! Structure: Introduction: Why is the question important in the context of C20th global history? What are the main strands of the existing historiography? What will you do (and in which order) to answer the question (i.e. what are the five or six main themes you will analyse?). If you decide to not look at certain aspects of the question explain why. Main Body: Decide on an appropriate structure: chronological? Thematic? Decide on the order of paragraphs/main points. Average paragraph length is between 8 and 12 sentences (this is just a guidance Use sign-posting and frequently explain how a point you just made relates to the question. Link your paragraphs to avoid abrupt transitions. Avoid ‘flip-flop answers’. Make sure your reader knows what your view is throughout. Support all of your arguments with evidence – use direct quotations only when you cannot express what they say better in your own words.

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