Superpower Relations, 1945-62


The National Archives Website has lots of original source video material from the Cold War.

BBC bitesize has excellent short videos that go beyond the period but still useful.

The CNN series on the Cold War is excellent and can be found here.

In addition to the above, the following lists key events and themes of the Cold War, 1945-62

The Origins of the Cold War

Iron Curtain 1945-47

Marhall Plan, announced June 1947

Berlin Air Lift 1948-9

Korea 1950 – The Cold War becomes a Hot War

Cold War under Stalin 1948-53

Cold War under Kruschev up to Hungary Uprising, 1953-1956

The Berlin Wall, erected 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

Arms Race

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