Edexcel A2 cold war how to answer part A (brake down part A questions)Watch
Union in the Cold War in the years 1949–63.’ How far do you agree with this view
is it asking me to, do two paragraphs one on how it did restrain and how it didnt, or other factors that were more important, or is that another 'type of question'
this is supposedly a 'judgement' question?
Maybe economic and domestic factors?
Like with the question 'To what extent was the cold war diplomacy based on coexistence rather than confrontation?', you'd only really discuss those two ideas.
As for mentioning briefly something like 'arguably it was actually domestic factors which led to the emergence of coexistence policies rather than the nuclear arms race, which shows it had a limited impact in restraining the superpowers', I'm not too sure! I don't think I would mention other factors, because the focus is meant to be on the named topic (e.g. nuclear arms race).
P1: how it did restrain the actions of the US
P2:how it did restrain the actions of the USSR
P3:how it didn't restrain the actions of the US
P4:how it didn't restrain the actions of the USSR