The Cold War, Part 1: Origins and Early Years 1815-1949
Tutor: Ronnie Hanna, BA (Hons) MA Modern History
The first part of this multipart history of the Cold War emphasizes the continuum of history, tracing one of the roots of the conflict back to the imperial competition between Russia and Britain in the nineteenth century. The impact of the Second World War and the subsequent broken agreements quickly turned the wartime allies into adversaries, and so began the slow freeze in relations culminating in the Berlin Blockade of 194849. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the long struggle between nationalist and communist forces in China culminated in the victory of Mao Zedong in December 1949.
14:00 – 16:00