Paper 1 C8 A world divided: superpower relations, 1945-62


  • Ben Walsh, GCSE Modern World History, sections 11, 12 and 14.1 (Walsh).
  • See also R. Bunce, et al. Edexcel ICGSE Student Handbook, Unit 2, pp. 66-107. (Edexcel).


Scheme of Work
There are six key areas of knowledge and understanding that you need to master in this section of the course:

  1. Causes of the Cold War
  2. The Wartime Conferences, 1945
  3. Early Developments and First Berlin Crisis, 1946-49
  4. Korea, Khrushchev and Hungary, 1950-1956
  5. The Arms race, U2 Incident and Second Berlin Crisis, 1957-1961
  6. The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

In addition to the items above, see also:

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