IGCSE History: P1 Model Answers
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Model answers are an invaluable way of helping students develop both their knowledge and their examination skills.

The following examples are best shared with students after they have attempted them in test conditions.

It is a also a good idea to have some structured activities to accompany their reading of these model answers. For example:

The Origins of World War One
a. Describe the Alliance System which existed among European powers before 1914.
b. Why did the Anglo-French entente survive?
c. "The crises of 1905, 1908 and 1911 made war inevitable" - to what extent do you agree with this statement?


Origins of WW1 on ActiveHistory

Peace Treaties after WW1 on ActiveHistory


Peace Treaties after World War One [free]
a. What did Wilson hope to achieve from the peace settlement of 1919-20?
b. Why did Clemenceau and Lloyd George disagree over how to treat Germany?
c. "The Treaty of Versailles was a fair settlement". How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer.
Peace Treaties after World War One
a. What is a diktat?
b. Explain why some people thought that the Treaty of Versailles was fair.
c. To what extent did the aims of the Big Three differ?
Peace Treaties after World War One
a. Describe how the peace treaties affected France.
b. Explain why the Versailles treaty was harsh on Germany.
c. To what extent did the aims of the Big Three differ?
Weimar Germany, 1918-34 [free]
a. What were the main features of the Weimar Constitution?
b. Why did the Weimar Republic face difficulties in 1923?
c. How successful was the Republic between 1924-1928?


Weimar Germany: Complete Scheme of Work  

Weimar Germany, 1918-34
a. What changes in German society did the Nazi Party want in 1920?
b. Why did the Nazi Party remain unsuccessful between 1924 and 1929?
c. How important was Hitler to the success of the Nazis between 1929 and 1932?
Weimar Germany, 1918-34
a. Describe the effects of the hyperinflation of 1923 on the German people
b. Why was 1923 a year of crisis for the Weimar Republic?
c. c. To what extent did the Weimar Republic recover between 1924-28?
International Relations: 1920s
a. What were the aims of the League of Nations?
b. Why did the USA's refusal to join create problems for the League?
c. How successful was the League at dealing with the problems it faced in the 1920s?
International Relations: 1920s
a. Describe the activities of the Agencies of the League of Nations.
b. Why did some major powers not join the League?
c. How successful was the League at dealing with border disputes in the 1920s?
International Relations: 1920s/30s
a. Describe the successes of the League of Nations in peacekeeping in the 1920s
b. Why did the League fail to secure world disarmament before World War Two?
b. Explain why the League was quite successful in the 1920s

International Relations: 1930s
a. Describe the Abyssinian Crisis.
b. Why was the conquest of Manchuria by Japan not prevented by the League of Nations?
b. Why was remilitarisation of the Rhineland a risk for Hitler?

Hitler's Foreign Policy
a. In what ways did Hitler build up his armed forces before 1936?
b. Why did Britain and France allow Germany to remilitarise the Rhineland in 1936?
c. Evaluate the view that 'Hitler was a gambler rather than a planner' in foreign affairs.
Hitler's Foreign Policy
a. Describe the events leading to Anschluss.
b. Why did Hitler want to take over Czechoslovakia?
c. How far was the policy of appeasement justified?

 

 

 


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