The start of the Cold War 1945-47


A Level


11m 7s
Why did the wartime alliance fall apart? What would post war Europe look like? Why did a Cold War develop after 1945? We examine the liberation of Europe from East and West, the division and occupation of Germany, the red army in Eastern Europe, Stalin’s desire for a buffer zone of states, Churchill and Iron Curtain Speech, Truman’s approach. Soviet control of Baltic states, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.


Dr Mark Hurst

Richard Macfarlane

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