International School History - European Schools - S7 4 hour option

S7 4hr History Last update - 17 May 2023 Official European School History S7 Syllabus: English, French, German
Europe and the World since 1945


post-war europe (1945-49)

S7 4 period

9 lessons

1.  What were the major consequences of the Second World War for Europe?


2.  How far was Europe divided by 1949?


·         What were the human, socio-economic and political consequences of the Second World War for Europe?

·         What was the geo-political situation in Europe by 1949?

·         How and why was Europe divided between 1945 and 1949?

·         How did communist governments come to power in central and eastern Europe?


Key Words

Liberation, The Épuration légale, Denazification, Population transfer, Reconstruction, Iron Curtain, Sovietisation, The Cold War, Atlanticism, Eastern Bloc, Oder-Neisse Line, Containment, Neutrality.


Possible Reference Points

VE Day (8 May 1945), Yalta and Potsdam Conferences (1945, The Nuremberg Trials (1945-1946), The Greek Civil War (1946-1949), Paris Peace Treaties (1947), Marshall Plan (1947), Cominform (1947), Prague coup (1948) Tito-Stalin split (1948) Berlin Blockade (1948-1949) DDR and FRD (1949)

Syllabus Links

Europe 7 • 7.4°


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