Paper 2, Topic 5: The Cold War
Origins of the Cold War 1945-49; Development of the Cold War in the West 1953-68; Development of the Cold War in Asia 1949-1976; Détente and the Second Cold War 1968-1985; The End of the Cold War 1985-1991
At KCCIS, the study of the Cold War is divided into five study units. Click on each link to find out more:
1. Origins of the Cold War: 1945-1949
2. Cold War in the West: 1953-1968
3. Cold War in Asia: 1949-1991
4. Détente and the Second Cold War: 1968-1985
5. End of the Cold War: 1985-1991
This unit is assessed in the Paper 2 exam which is 1h30m in duration. You will be asked to answer two essay questions, one on the Cold War and one from another Paper 2 topic you have studied.
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