W CS 19

The Cold War (1945-1991)

Conflicting political and economic ideologies after World War II resulted in the Cold War. The Cold War overlapped with the era of decolonization and national liberation.

Content Statement

19. Treaties and agreements at the end of World War II changed national boundaries and created multinational organizations.

Content Elaborations

National boundaries, particularly in Eastern Europe, changed as a result of World War II. Germany’s boundaries changed and it became a divided country, occupied by the former Allies. The Soviet Union annexed several Eastern European countries and exerted control in others, ushering in the era of the Iron Curtain.

The United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund were the result of agreements between the Allies to promote economic and political stability.

Expectations for Learning

Describe how treaties and agreements at the end of World War II changed national boundaries and created multinational organizations.