The Cold War dominated global affairs from the end of the Second World War to the early 1990s. This topic focuses on how superpower rivalries did not remain static but changed according to styles of leadership, strength of ideological beliefs, economic factors and crises involving client states. The topic aims to promote an international perspective on the Cold War by requiring the study of Cold War leaders, countries and crises from more than one region of the world.
Course Textbook and Recommended Readings
Course Textbook - Rogers, K. & Thomas, J. (2015). Pearson Baccalaureate World History - The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries (2nd ed.). Pearson: Harlow.
This textbook is the core textbook to be used for the Paper 2: Cold War unit and it is essential that all students purchase a copy of this textbook. If you click on the picture it will take you to the Book Depository website which have free global delivery.
Please ensure that you purchase the 2nd edition only as the IBDP specification has changed in this is the latest book for the new specification!