Causes of the Cold War

Potsdam Conference

You have been learning about the Causes of the Cold War over the last few weeks. Some of them are long-term causes that built up over a number of years. Some are shorter term causes that sent the USSR (Russia) and the USA on a collision course.

In you essay you need to decide which was the most important reason for the start of the Cold War. Then you need to argue and persuade your teacher that you are correct using as much evidence as possible.

Below are all the powerpoints that you have seen to help you. There are also essay planning sheets and weblinks.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir2/

Origins of the Cold War Power point on capitalism, democracy and communism

L2 yalta and potsdam Explaining the importance of the two conferences

H and N The Atomic Bomb – Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan ppt

8 Mark response support frame and question

Support sheet for essay for those needing extra structure

Good Luck and don’t forget to ask for help if you need it.