Pearson Baccalaureate: History: Cold War for the IB Diploma

Part of the Pearson Baccalaureate series

Publication Date
October 2008

Developed specifically for IB Diploma History, Cold War Syllabus

An exciting textbook for students and teachers of the International Baccalaureate Diploma, written and developed by practising IB teachers

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the Cold War option
  • Uses thematic approaches, comparative studies and cross-regional perspectives
  • Explains methods of historical research and writing
  • Includes timelines, document-based activities, essay practice and sample answers
  • Enables practical coverage of TOK in the History classroom

Contents Listing

1. What was the Cold War?
2. Steps to the political, economic and military division of Europe 1
3. Steps to the political, economic and military division of Europe 2
4. Who was responsible for the development of the Cold War?
5. The Cold War goes global: The Korean War and National Security Council Report 68
6. The USA and containment in Asia
7. New leaders, new ideas
8. Why was Germany such a source of tension?
9. Cuba: Could this crisis have led to nuclear war?
10. What was the impact of the arms race on the Cold War?
11. Sino-Soviet relations
12. Sino-American relations
13. Why did détente end in a second Cold War?
14. What was the impact of the Cold War on the United Nations?
15. What was the impact of the non-aligned states on the Cold War?
16. Challenges to Soviet control 1945-1980
17. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War
18. Cold War Review and Consolidation
Theory of Knowledge
Further Reading

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