The Cold War, 1943-1991.

 

1. Origins of the Cold War, 1917-43. 2. The development of the Cold War, 1943-56.
3. Cold War crises, 1957-69. 4. The Cold War since 1969

 

 

The origins of the Cold War, 1917-43:

The Russian Civil War

Short paragraph from the John D. Clare website on how the war raised mutual distrust.

 

Spartacus - Russian Civil War

More detailed account of the Russian Civil War.

 

More detailed account of the Civil War

From the History Learning Site

 

Did the Cold War really start in the period 1919-39

Interactive pages from the Learning Curve.

 

Powerpoints and information sheets

Plenty of resources on the Cold War from www.schoolhistory.co.uk. Look down the list of resources to find the topic in which you are interested.

 

 

 

 

 

The development of the Cold War, 1943-56:

How strong was the wartime alliance, 1941-45

Interactive pages from the Learning Curve.

 

Harry Truman - hero or villain?

Information from the Learing Curve.

 

Yalta

A readable account of the Yalta Conference and growing distrust between the wartime allies.

 

Churchill's Fulton Speech

Article about the famous speech which coined the term "Iron Curtain".

 

Overview of origins of the Cold War, 1945-55

Handy overview of main events and some useful questions to consider. Also worth looking at the links on the left to revisions games.

 

Origins of the Cold War

From John D Clare's webite, covering the years 1945-55.

 

Who caused the Cold War?

Interactive pages from the Learning Curve.

 

How did the Cold War work?

Interactive pages from the Learning Curve.

 

Submarines in the Cold War

Looks at the early events in the Cold War. Also, scheck out this link for some of the developments.

 

The Hungarian Uprising, 1956

Narrative of events from the History Learning Site.

 

BBC bitesize revision resources

Read the summary, watch the video and then test yourself!

 

Powerpoints and information sheets

Plenty of resources on the Cold War from www.schoolhistory.co.uk. Look down the list of resources to find the topic in which you are interested.

 

Revision Diagrams
***** A brilliant idea from SchoolHistory.  Use these revision diagrams to learn the key points and then print them off.  Try it!

 

Amusing videos from the BBC

Stalin versus Truman

Yalta and Potsdam

Soviet power in Eastern Europe

The Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan

The Berlin Blockade

The Korean War

International tension

The Hungarian Revolution

The U2 incident

 

Amusing animations from the BBC

The causes of the Cold War

Developments in the Cold War, 1948-61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold War crises, 1957-69:

BBC bitesize revision resources

Read the summary, watch the video and then test yourself!

 

How did the Cold War work?

Interactive pages from the Learning Curve.

 

The nuclear game - how close was it?

Interactive pages from the Learning Curve.

 

Powerpoints and information sheets

Plenty of resources on the Cold War from www.schoolhistory.co.uk. Look down the list of resources to find the topic in which you are interested.

 

The Berlin Wall

Pictures and information from the Guardian newspaper.

 

The Prague Spring

Background to one of the iconic photos of the crisis in Czechoslovakia.

 

BBC timeline of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Just move along the timeline and click on the events. Click on the links to listen to audio files asociated with the events.

 

Revision Diagrams
***** A brilliant idea from SchoolHistory.  Use these revision diagrams to learn the key points and then print them off.  Try it!

 

Amusing videos from the BBC

The Berlin Wall

Causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Prague Spring

 

Amusing animation from the BBC

The Cuban Missile Crisis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cold War since 1969:

BBC bitesize revision resources

Read the summary, watch the video and then test yourself!

 

Revision Diagrams
***** A brilliant idea from SchoolHistory.  Use these revision diagrams to learn the key points and then print them off.  Try it!

 

Submarines in the Cold War

Brief look at the end of the Cold War.

 

Powerpoints and information sheets

Plenty of resources on the Cold War from www.schoolhistory.co.uk. Look down the list of resources to find the topic in which you are interested.

 

Amusing videos from the BBC

Detente

The collapse of Communism

 

Amusing animation from the BBC

End of the Cold War