4. 20th Century

4.4 Cold War Tensions


Lesson description

Think the world was at peace after World War Two? Think again. This lesson breaks that notion by exploring how close the world came to the breakout of World War Three – and nuclear warfare – in the second half of the 20th century.

This lesson contains:

  • A study of the most significant and influential conflicts in the second half of the 20th century and an overview of the Cold War.
  • How each of these Cold War conflicts impacted on international relations and how far each brought the world to the brink of World War Three.
  • An evaluation of these militaristic events and which of them had the greatest impact on world history and international tensions.