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    They seriously ****ed us over by repeating last years questions
    RIP to my grades


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    (Original post by thepaperhero)
    Russia in Revolution and Stalin's Russia were great questions. I did Bolshevik survival and power struggle, which both came up last year. So surprised half of the questions were the same though, but I'm not complaining
    What did you write for the power struggle... I failed to conclude the argument although I brought up the relevant factors
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    (Original post by niffysala)
    What did you write for the power struggle... I failed to conclude the argument although I brought up the relevant factors
    P1: Position, allowed him to build up powerbase, patronage throughout the party
    P2: Personalities, Stalin was not see as threat until too late was a 'grey blur, Trotsky too aggressive, Bukharin too western and Z+K too disloyal
    P3: Ideologies, Stalin picked the policies that appeased the majority, SIOC was more appealing than permanent revolution, NEP was success and abandoned it at the right time
    P4: Weakness/Mistakes of rivals, Trotsky was ill, missed out on funeral, all of his rivals aligned themselves with an opposition faction, etc

    Just argued that his emergence as leader was a complex interplay of factors, however his position was crucial to his victory as his position provided him with so many benefits that built up his powerbase which was so strong and then his patronage throughout the party enabled him to get rid of others, and deliver votes in his favour.
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    Overall I'm really happy with those questions, I did civil rights - the impact of WW2, and Stalins Russia - the power struggle.
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    (Original post by arfaB)
    They seriously ****ed us over by repeating last years questions
    RIP to my grades


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    Same for me! I did Stalin's Russia and Mao's China and got completely ****ed over. They repeated every single question. What about you?
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    (Original post by thepaperhero)
    P1: Position, allowed him to build up powerbase, patronage throughout the party
    P2: Personalities, Stalin was not see as threat until too late was a 'grey blur, Trotsky too aggressive, Bukharin too western and Z+K too disloyal
    P3: Ideologies, Stalin picked the policies that appeased the majority, SIOC was more appealing than permanent revolution, NEP was success and abandoned it at the right time
    P4: Weakness/Mistakes of rivals, Trotsky was ill, missed out on funeral, all of his rivals aligned themselves with an opposition faction, etc

    Just argued that his emergence as leader was a complex interplay of factors, however his position was crucial to his victory as his position provided him with so many benefits that built up his powerbase which was so strong and then his patronage throughout the party enabled him to get rid of others, and deliver votes in his favour.
    I argued exactly that but the general theme of the essay was that his position was integral however without his manipulative personality and tactical adjustments of his ideology his position within the government would have meant nothing. His manipulation of the circumstances he was in allowed him to emerge, as Trotsky was Commissar of the army, and had loyal support amongst the Petrograd Soviet which would easily have allowed him to emerge however, Stalin's ability to flip this into positive by saying the allegiance Trotsky had indicated that he could stage a coup. And his manipulation of Bukharin. To further support it, I said how that Zinoviev and Kamenev held posts within the party that would have allowed them to also build bases. However, they lacked Stalin's ability to exploit and manipulate situations to further himself.
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    I did the questions on how the Lenin and the Bolsheviks stayed in powers during 1917-1924 and Stalin's agricultural policies between 1928-1941. Couldn't have asked for better questions!
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    (Original post by thepaperhero)
    P1: Position, allowed him to build up powerbase, patronage throughout the party
    P2: Personalities, Stalin was not see as threat until too late was a 'grey blur, Trotsky too aggressive, Bukharin too western and Z+K too disloyal
    P3: Ideologies, Stalin picked the policies that appeased the majority, SIOC was more appealing than permanent revolution, NEP was success and abandoned it at the right time
    P4: Weakness/Mistakes of rivals, Trotsky was ill, missed out on funeral, all of his rivals aligned themselves with an opposition faction, etc

    Just argued that his emergence as leader was a complex interplay of factors, however his position was crucial to his victory as his position provided him with so many benefits that built up his powerbase which was so strong and then his patronage throughout the party enabled him to get rid of others, and deliver votes in his favour.
    Are you by any chance doing India?
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    (Original post by niffysala)
    I argued exactly that but the general theme of the essay was that his position was integral however without his manipulative personality and tactical adjustments of his ideology his position within the government would have meant nothing. His manipulation of the circumstances he was in allowed him to emerge, as Trotsky was Commissar of the army, and had loyal support amongst the Petrograd Soviet which would easily have allowed him to emerge however, Stalin's ability to flip this into positive by saying the allegiance Trotsky had indicated that he could stage a coup. And his manipulation of Bukharin. To further support it, I said how that Zinoviev and Kamenev held posts within the party that would have allowed them to also build bases. However, they lacked Stalin's ability to exploit and manipulate situations to further himself.
    That's a good argument, weighing factors against other factors will get those analysis marks. I also argued that his personality and manipulation was important and would have got him where he wanted regardless of position.

    And no, India was my unit last year but decided not to resit it. You?
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    (Original post by thepaperhero)
    That's a good argument, weighing factors against other factors will get those analysis marks. I also argued that his personality and manipulation was important and would have got him where he wanted regardless of position.

    And no, India was my unit last year but decided not to resit it. You?
    Resitting India to try get an A, I'm on a low B... what did you get for India last year?
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    Did anyone attempt the black protests civil rights question and the Reagan economic question?
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    Ah right, what did you answer for the protest one? I wrote about the significance of the groups in alienating white support and then brought in other points such as the withdrawal of federal support because of King speaking out against the vietnam war and the ways in which focus had shifted from civil rights after acts of 1964 and 1965 to vietnam war with the media. Why were you told it was hard to get an A on? worried now haha!
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    I did the question on WW2 for civil rights and Vietnam

    Here's what I put for Vietnam. ( obs went into more depth )
    1) tactics weren't up to scratch with Vietcong 2) tet as a para on its own 3) south Vietnamese ( veitnamisation )troops were ineffective and left and like shows in 1961 via Laos ( needed USA or they would fail )4) media how it effects Nixon role and policies he can't implement them well bcos no support at home and would cause civil unrest.

    This question was like the one I didn't want to come up but yeah
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    (Original post by ihidfmals)
    I did the question on WW2 for civil rights and Vietnam

    Here's what I put for Vietnam. ( obs went into more depth )
    1) tactics weren't up to scratch with Vietcong 2) tet as a para on its own 3) south Vietnamese ( veitnamisation )troops were ineffective and left and like shows in 1961 via Laos ( needed USA or they would fail )4) media how it effects Nixon role and policies he can't implement them well bcos no support at home and would cause civil unrest.

    This question was like the one I didn't want to come up but yeah
    Sounds good! I did similar.
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    (Original post by marxharry98)
    Sounds good! I did similar.
    Fan dabie dosey
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    I did the world war 2 question for civil rights. Talked about how war improved economic and social status of blacks. Then talked about how it improved the confidence and led to a rise in black pride which led to increased black activism. So groups like Naacp benefited from this and saw a rise in their membership. SC played a important role because without it none of the de jure changes would have happened. Lastly, due to the war's migration, blacks were concentrated in pivotal states like New york which increased their political nusaince to politicians so politicians like Truman worked to improve the status of blacks e.g. by executive order, symbolic speeches which improved the image of blacks in the eye of the average white american and this lifted the status of blacks in society.

    All i had time for :P (v brief summary)
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    (Original post by chrisproctor98)
    Ah right, what did you answer for the protest one? I wrote about the significance of the groups in alienating white support and then brought in other points such as the withdrawal of federal support because of King speaking out against the vietnam war and the ways in which focus had shifted from civil rights after acts of 1964 and 1965 to vietnam war with the media. Why were you told it was hard to get an A on? worried now haha!
    i wrote the exact same thing for the civil rights question! at first i thought i failed that question but knowing someone wrote similar to me makes me more confident
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    (Original post by ihidfmals)
    I did the question on WW2 for civil rights and Vietnam

    Here's what I put for Vietnam. ( obs went into more depth )
    1) tactics weren't up to scratch with Vietcong 2) tet as a para on its own 3) south Vietnamese ( veitnamisation )troops were ineffective and left and like shows in 1961 via Laos ( needed USA or they would fail )4) media how it effects Nixon role and policies he can't implement them well bcos no support at home and would cause civil unrest.

    This question was like the one I didn't want to come up but yeah
    i was so annoyed when nixon came up because they asked him last year so i didn't think they'd ask him again thus i didn't revise it in depth but i wrote similar points to you
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    YOU KNOW THE AGRICULTURE ONE? DID YOU WRITE ABOUT COLLECTIVISATION??? Im stressing so much!!
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    (Original post by arfaB)
    They seriously ****ed us over by repeating last years questions
    RIP to my grades


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    OMG I KNOW!! For vietnam they asked the same bloody question just worded differently!
 
 
 
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