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?