LEARNING INTENTIONS
• Explain why events during World War Two
helped cause the Cold War
Ideology and nuclear weapons were not the only
issues which caused the Cold War; World War Two
also caused tensions betwee...
World War Two
The Soviet Union was
angry with the UK and USA
before the Second World
War started.
They were worried by
Hit...
The Soviet Union, UK and
USA were allies. However
the Soviets were angry at
their allies’ failure to
invade Europe.
This m...
Yalta and Potsdam
After the 1944 D-Day
invasions, it became clear
that the Allies were
likely to win WW2.
Wartime conferen...
This lead to arguments as
the USA wanted free
elections in Europe but
the Soviets wanted to
control large parts.
One likel...
The Yalta Conference reached
many agreements about what to
do in Europe, including:
• Setting up the United
Nations
• Divi...
Causes of the Cold War - Events causing mistrust (WW2 and before)
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Causes of the Cold War - Events causing mistrust (WW2 and before)

  1. 1. LEARNING INTENTIONS • Explain why events during World War Two helped cause the Cold War
  2. 2. Ideology and nuclear weapons were not the only issues which caused the Cold War; World War Two also caused tensions between the two sides.
  3. 3. World War Two The Soviet Union was angry with the UK and USA before the Second World War started. They were worried by Hitler and wanted someone to stop him. But the USA and UK did not act.
  4. 4. The Soviet Union, UK and USA were allies. However the Soviets were angry at their allies’ failure to invade Europe. This meant most fighting was between Germany and Russia. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin thought this was deliberate.
  5. 5. Yalta and Potsdam After the 1944 D-Day invasions, it became clear that the Allies were likely to win WW2. Wartime conferences took place in Yalta (Ukraine) and Potsdam (Germany) with the ‘Big Three’.
  6. 6. This lead to arguments as the USA wanted free elections in Europe but the Soviets wanted to control large parts. One likely place of conflict was Poland, where each side had different views what should happen.
  7. 7. The Yalta Conference reached many agreements about what to do in Europe, including: • Setting up the United Nations • Dividing Germany and Berlin • Free elections in Europe • USSR control of parts of Poland • USSR join war against Japan

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