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The Origins of the Cold War

CLICK HERE to see Scott Allsop's FANTASTIC video of the events of post-war Europe - 8MB download but worth the wait!          How many of the events he features can you recognise?

   

Contents:

  1. Hot War/ Cold War

  2. Causes

  3. Yalta and Potsdam

  4. Hiroshima

  5. Salami tactics

  6. Fulton

  7. Truman Doctrine/ Marshall Plan

  8. Berlin Blockade

  9. Self-test 1945-1949

  10. Korean War 

  11. Khrushchev and Peaceful Co-existence

   

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Links:

Why did the USA and USSR become rivals in the period 1945 to 1949? - Historiography

  

  Cold War: basic narrative overview

Cold War: simple overview specifically aimed at the AQA GCSE.

  

  Scott Allsop's FABULOUS video of the post-war world - how many of the events he features do you recognise?

  

- Scott Allsop's very simple introductory podcast on the Cold War - just to start you off

- Giles Hill on the Cold War

- BBC debate-podcast on the start of the Cold War

- BBC debate-podcast on Khrushchev's effect on the Cold War

 

- quirky view - Cold War: causes

- quirky view - Cold War: development

Spidergram:

•    International relations 1945-1962 - brilliant simple overview

  

Cold War Timeline

History Learning Site (excellent)

SchoolHistory Interactive Diagrams - GREAT!

Wikipedia

The Learning Curve Cold War site (by Ben Walsh)

Cold War map

CNN: Cold War Declassified (a brilliant set of interviews with 'key players' about a range of important Cold War issues)

The Cold War Online Museum (a collection of articles)

Germany during the Cold War

  

Mr Field's excellent revision exercise

 

   

AQA SYLLABUS CONTENT:

OCR SYLLABUS CONTENT:

   

In this module you will learn:  

  • FOUR causes of the Cold War [BARE].

  • NINE events which caused the Cold War.

  • FOUR decisions made at the Yalta Conference.

  • TWO decisions and three disagreements at the Potsdam conference.

  • The ‘salami tactics’ that brought Communists to power in Eastern Europe

  • FIVE causes [CABAN] and FOUR results [CENA] of the Berlin crisis, 1948–9.

  • FIVE ‘Berlin Airlift Facts’.

  • FOUR causes of the Korean War [CJD-Kim].

  • FIVE phases of the Korean War, 1950–53.

  • FOUR ways Khrushchev brought a ‘thaw’ in the Cold War.

  • THREE ways ‘peaceful co-existence’ worsened the Cold War.

  • EIGHT countries in the Warsaw Pact.