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.

Questions to consider

who were the winners and  losers of the Second World War?

What does the term “The Allies” mean and who does it refer to?

How did Europe look at the end of the Second World War?

Outline map of Europe in 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.