History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: The Cold War

History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: The Cold War
Brand: Cambridge University Press
Product Code: 9780521189323
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History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: The Cold War

Author: Allan Todd

Published: June 30, 2011

Format: Paperback


This coursebook covers Paper 2, Topic 5, The Cold War, in the 20th Century World History syllabus for the International Baccalaureate (IB) History programme.

It is divided into thematic sections, following the IB syllabus structure and is written in clear, accessible English. It covers the following areas for detailed study:

  • Wartime conferences: Yalta and Potsdam
  • US policies and developments in Europe: Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, NATO
  • Soviet policies, Sovietisation of Eastern and Central Europe, COMECON, Warsaw Pact
  • Sino–Soviet relations
  • US–Chinese relations
  • Germany
  • Castro, Gorbachev, Kennedy, Mao, Reagan, Stalin, Truman.


About the Author
Allan Todd has been a teacher and exam workshop leader for more than 25 years. He has been a History examiner for over 10 years. He is also the author of many GCSE and A Level History textbooks.



  • Detailed study of both primary and secondary sources to develop students’ analytical skills.
  • A historiographical approach, introducing students to the key historical debates.
  • Definitions of key terms and facts displayed alongside the text for easy reference.
  • Extensive exam practice with Paper 1 and Paper 2 exam-style questions at the end of each chapter and in a separate chapter at the end of the book.
  • Model answers with sample examiner’s comments to help students improve their exam performance.
  • Links to Theory of Knowledge concepts alongside appropriate topics to stimulate thought and discussion.

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