The Causes of the Cold War

 How did the Cold War begin?

(i)  the end of the Second World War – teacher directed

 

Watch the animated map below to see how World War Two ended in Europe:
The map as history
(Username: Nanjing password: History)

National Archives animation showing how Western Europe changed from 1942-45.

Task – Using the animation above work out who were the winners and who were the losers of the Second World War. What does the term “The Allies” mean and who does it refer to?

Describe how Europe looked at the end of the Second World War. How do you think this is going to link to the start of the Cold War?
Outlin map of Europe in 1945:

Outline_map_of_europe_1945

What do you notice about the USA and the USSR?  Why is this surprising?


Use the Design Cycle to prepare for an essay about the causes of the cold war.

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