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


eastern europe, Western europe 1949-1973

S7 4 period

12 lessons

1.  How and why were there different conditions for social and economic development in Europe?

2.  How were the living conditions in the states, blocs and regions of Europe different between 1949 and 1973?

3.  How far did economic development stabilize the political situation in Europe?

·     How far were the economic models of the Superpowers emulated?

·     What economic and social models were developed in Europe?

·     How did economic development in eastern and western Europe compare?

·     What impact did economic development have on living conditions?

·     How far was economic development a driving force for the increasing integration in Europe?

·     Riots, crises and protests - who protested and why?


Key Words

Marshall Plan, Capitalism, Free Market, OEEC, Planned Economy, Comecon, Social Market Economy, EFTA, Titoism, Gomułka, Wirtschaftswunder, HDI, Gastarbeiter, Migration, Prague Spring, Brezhnev Doctrine, The German Student Movement, 68ers, Extra-parliamentary Opposition, The Women’s Movement


Possible Reference Points

Marshall Plan (1947), Establishment of Comecon (1949), Founding of the FRG (1949), Founding of the GDR (1949), ECSC (1951), Berlin Uprising (1953), Hungarian Revolution (1956), Treaty of Rome (1957), Founding of EFTA (1960), Berlin Wall (1961), EC (1967), Prague Spring (1968),  Paris May (1968), Oil Crisis (1973)

Syllabus Links

Europe 4 · Europe 5 · Europe 7 · 7.4A · 7.4C


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