This is an expanded version of the GCSE syllabus.
Key questions are in bold.
CAUSES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
-THE LONG TERM CAUSES OF THE WAR :
[alliances, nationalism, imperialism, the arms race,economic rivalry]
- THE MAIN EVENTS LEADING TO WAR
[crises in Morocco 1905 and 1911, and Bosnia 1908-9, assassination at Sarajevo]
WHY DID TENSION INCREASE IN EUROPE 1900-1914?
WHY DID THE ASSASSINATION AT SARAJEVO LEAD TO THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN 1914?
THE FIRST WORLD WAR. 1914-1918.
-TRENCH WARFARE :
[trench lines, no mans land, barbed wire, conditions in the trenches etc..
what were its effects on soldiers and civilians?]
-THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW WEAPONS :
[machine guns, gas, tanks, artillery, Zeppelins]
-THE WAR AT SEA
[u boats, unrestricted submarine warfare, convoys, mines]
-THE HOME FRONT :
[role of women, propaganda, conscription, conchies, rations, Zeppelin raids, the Defence of the Realm Act]
-THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES :
[reparations, war guilt, land taken from Germany]
WHY WAS WW1 NOT OVER BY CHRISTMAS?
WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS OF THE STALEMATE ON THE WESTERN FRONT?
HOW DID WW1 CHANGE LIFE IN BRITAIN?
WAS THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES HARSH ON GERMANY?
-THE CREATION OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC.
-WHAT WERE THE REPUBLIC`S WEAKNESSES?
[proportional representation, economic hardship eg: hyper inflation 1923, political violence eg: Munich Putsch 1923]
-RECOVERY UNDER STRESEMAN 1923-29.
[the Dawes and Young Plans]
-HITLER AND THE NAZI PARTY :
[Hitler`s early life, his anti-semitism,the Munich Beer Hall Putsch, Mein Kampf, imprisonment and
lack of support in the Streseman years]
-HOW DID HITLER RISE TO POWER? :
[long term reasons- effects of the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler, the Nazi Party, weakness of Weimar Republic.]
[short term reasons- the depression, mistakes of the Nationalists]
-THE CREATION OF A DICTATORSHIP :
[the Reichstag Fire, the Enabling Law, elimination of opposition eg : trade unions, other political parties,
Night of the Long Knives, death of Hindenburg and the Presidential election]
-ASPECTS OF NAZI RULE :
[the one party state, the S.S, Gestapo, the army, racial persecution, concentration camps]
[ education, youth groups eg; Hitler Youth. propaganda]
[economic policy - conscription, public works eg; autobahn, Strength Through Joy.]
-WAS THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC `DOOMED FROM THE START`?
-WHAT WAS THE EFFECT OF THE DEPRESSION ON GERMANY?
-HOW DID THE NAZI PARTY DEVELOP UP TO 1929?
-HOW DID THE NAZIS COME TO POWER IN 1933?
-HOW DID HITLER CREATE A DICTATORSHIP?
-HOW DID HITLER CHANGE GERMANY?
-DID GERMAN PEOPLE BENEFIT FROM NAZI RULE?
THE CAUSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 1918-1939.
-THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES
-HITLER`S AIMS :
[expansion, lebensraum, racial views, re-armament]
[what were the arguments for and against?]
-THE MAJOR CRISES[what happened and what effect did each one have?]
ANSCHLUSS WITH AUSTRIA 1937
-THE ROLE OF THE USSR
[Nazi Soviet Pact 1941, mistrust between USSR and Britain]
HOW SUCCESSFUL WAS HITLER IN CHALLENGING THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES?
WHY DID APPEASEMENT FAIL TO PREVENT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN 1939?
THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 1939-1945.
-NEW TECHNIQUES IN WARFARE :
[Blitzkrieg, intensive conventional bombing eg; Coventry, Dresden, submarine warfare, Pearl Harbour]
-CASE STUDY : HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI
[the atomic bomb - its causes and effects and arguments for and against
-THE HOME FRONT :
[conscription, women and the war, the Blitz, rationing, evacuation, family life, propaganda, air raid precautions]
-THE ROLE OF CHURCHILL
-HOW DID NEW TECHNOLOGY CHANGE THE NATURE OF WARFARE IN WW2?
-WHAT WAS SIGNIFICANT OF THE USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS AT HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI?
-HOW DID WW2 CHANGE LIFE IN BRITAIN?
-HOW WERE CIVILIANS PROTECTED BY THE GOVERNMENT?
-HOW WAS WW2 SIMILAR AND DIFFERENT TO WW1?
THE COLD WAR.
-COMMUNISM, FASCISM AND DEMOCRACY.
Why did the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. distrust eachother?
- THE DIVISION OF EUROPE, GERMANY AND BERLIN.
[Russian expansion, the Berlin airlift and wall]
-N.A.T.O. AND THE WARSAW PACT.
-OPPOSITION TO SOVIET RULE :
[Berlin,1953, Hungary 1956, Czechoslovakia, 1968, Poland 1971.]
-THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE.
-THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS :
[causes and effects, the role of Kennedy and Khruschev], could this have lead to war?]
-THE NUCLEAR ARMS RACE :
[arguments for and against nuclear weapons, development of arms race from 1945 up to the Test Ban Treaty 1963,
CND, attempts at disarmament]
-WHY DID THE USA BECOME ENEMIES AFTER WW2?
-WHY DID THE COLD WAR DEVELOP 1945-55?
-HOW DID NUCLEAR WEAPONS AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN COUNTRIES?
-HOW CLOSE WERE THE SUPER POWERS TO WAR IN 1962?
THE USA 1919-1941.
[Why didn`t the U.S.A. join the League of Nations, immigration controls, tariffs]
-PROSPERITY IN THE 1920s :
[mass production eg; Ford cars, hire purchase, the flappers, the Jazz Age]
-THE DARKER SIDE OF LIFE IN THE 1920s :
[Ku Klux Klan, gangsters, prohibition, religious intolerance]
-WHY WAS THERE A DEPRESSION AFTER 1929?
[long term causes : over-production, inequality, tariff controls
the Wall St Crash]
-THE EFFECTS OF THE DEPRESSION
[Bank failures, unemployment, bread lines, political unrest, failure of government attempts to solve the problem]
-THE 1932 ELECTION [Hoover v Roosevelt]
-THE NEW DEAL :
[fireside chats, the banking crisis, alphabet agencies, New Deal for the unemployed,
New Deal for farmers and the land, New Deal for industry]
- THE EFFECTS OF THE NEW DEAL [successes and failures]
-OPPOSITION TO THE NEW DEAL
[Eg; Huey Long or Father Coughlin.]
-HOW DID THE USA REACT TO THE END OF WW1?
-HOW DID THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGE ISOLATION?
-HOW RICH WAS THE USA IN THE 1920s?
-WAS THE USA A FREE SOCIETY IN THE 1920s?
-WHY WAS THERE A DEPRESSION IN THE USA?
-WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS OF THE DEPRESSION?
-WAS THE NEW DEAL A SUCCESS?