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Edexcel History Unit 1-International Relations-6th June 2016 Exam Watch

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    (Original post by LordMallard)
    For the flashpoint I mentioned the November 1958 6 month ultimatum and the resulting issues that almost led to nuclear war. Do you think that would be okay?
    I mentioned that along with the Paris conference, should be okay

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    (Original post by LordMallard)
    For the flashpoint I mentioned the November 1958 6 month ultimatum and the resulting issues that almost led to nuclear war. Do you think that would be okay?
    For the 16 mark question, did you make 3 points e.g. the berlin ultimatum, the berlin wall is built and another point for instance the U2 spy plane incident.
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    I thought it was okay to be honest, I'm slightly annoyed that nothing on Cuba came up though, it's my favourite topic. The wording of the source question kind of confused me, I didn't understand whether it was asking about Gorbachev's attitudes changing over the course of the 'Second Cold War' (I thought he was pretty consistent from start to finish?) or about his attitudes towards change in the USSR if that makes sense. Also for the Prague Springs question, for my second key feature, I started writing about Khrushchev rather than Brezhnev and I essentially started writing about Nagy's reforms instead. I quickly changed it though so it wasn't a disaster. For the last question, I just wrote about the Berlin Crisis, Khrushchev's Ultimatum, the Refugee Crisis and the Construction of the Berlin Wall. I didn't understand why the time period went up to 1963, but I guess it's because of Kennedy's visit to Berlin.
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    (Original post by louisemayorx)
    What topic did you not do from question 5?

    I didn't do the Helsinki Conference because I had no idea how to make it a whole paragraph without having to waffle because I only know one sentence about it.

    I'm a bit disappointed that nothing about Cuba came up ://
    helsinki was BAE i proper memorized the entire thing
    i didnt do potsdam conference
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    (Original post by beccaholland)
    I thought it was okay to be honest, I'm slightly annoyed that nothing on Cuba came up though, it's my favourite topic. The wording of the source question kind of confused me, I didn't understand whether it was asking about Gorbachev's attitudes changing over the course of the 'Second Cold War' (I thought he was pretty consistent from start to finish?) or about his attitudes towards change in the USSR if that makes sense. Also for the Prague Springs question, for my second key feature, I started writing about Khrushchev rather than Brezhnev and I essentially started writing about Nagy's reforms instead. I quickly changed it though so it wasn't a disaster. For the last question, I just wrote about the Berlin Crisis, Khrushchev's Ultimatum, the Refugee Crisis and the Construction of the Berlin Wall. I didn't understand why the time period went up to 1963, but I guess it's because of Kennedy's visit to Berlin.
    same about the 10 marker- i think i talked about how his attitude changed after the second cold war (introducing reforms etc) rather than during :\
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    (Original post by LordMallard)
    For the flashpoint I mentioned the November 1958 6 month ultimatum and the resulting issues that almost led to nuclear war. Do you think that would be okay?
    yaas, i put the same thing, under eisenhower and JFK
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    Guys i literally had 10 bloody minutes for the 13 marker so i only wrote 2 pages and like 4 lines on the last page
    i talked about the refugee crisis, building of the wall, camp david conference/november ultimatum/ultimatum being restored after kennedy beecame president
    but my quality of explanation sucked lmaooo! but the exam was actually quite great
    there was a fire drill during my exam hahahaha

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    also for the 10 marker i wrote like 3 pages but i focused a lot on gorbachevs attitude changing after the period of the second cold war? (as he realised the ussr couldn't compete w/sdi and the arms race etc)
    what did you guys write?

    and also which order of importance did you put the events in for 13 marker?i prioritised:
    -refugee crisis least important
    -summits/meetings/ultimatum second most important
    -building of the wall most important
    wbu guys xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx please answer. much appreciated
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    (Original post by RevisionGuide)
    For the 16 mark question, did you make 3 points e.g. the berlin ultimatum, the berlin wall is built and another point for instance the U2 spy plane incident.
    Refugee crisis
    Berlin Wall
    6 Month ultimatum
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    they'll probably mark nicer on the 13 marker cause apparently quite a few people wrote about the berlin blockade of 48-49! thank god hehe
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    For Q6, if you talked about an event outside of the year gap, what the max mark you can get out of 13?
    Good luck on your exams guys! Whos looking forward to britain and USA
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    (Original post by gameofno)
    they'll probably mark nicer on the 13 marker cause apparently quite a few people wrote about the berlin blockade of 48-49! thank god hehe
    Since its factually incorrect, what do you mean marking it 'nicer'?
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    For Q6, I talked about Refugee Crisis, Building Of The Wall and Kennedy's Speech. I completely blanked in the exam..for the first twenty minutes, I couldn't even string a sentence together and I'm predicted an A* in History.

    For Q1, I talked about the number of people executed + imprisoned and then I freaked out 'cuz I couldn't find anything else, so I mentioned Rakosi's use of the Secret Police to do his 'salami' tactics.
    Q2, I talked about how Khrushchev supported Kadar's government, and I also talked about the number of Soviet troops and tanks deployed in Hungary.
    Q3, weird as ****, I didn't understand anything? Nevertheless, I discussed how both sources were incomplete and did not talk about the pre-existing changes, hence it wasn't super reliable. I also talked about how it showed that the SDI peaked Gorbachev's interest in changing the way things were run in the Soviet Union.
    Q4, I did Prague Spring Reforms, where I discussed the relaxation of censorship/distribution of power to regional governments/Czech Parliament and how it affected Czechoslovakia. I also talked about legalization of opposition parties/tolerance to criticism for the second point. I kinda merged all 6 reforms into 2 points, to enforce a point.
    Q5, I did the last 3 (skipped Potsdam), and that question literally saved me cuz I attempted it first and it helped boost my confidence and jolt me back to reality because I was so defocused and fuzzy for the first twenty minutes. I said that Marshall Aid highlighted the division between the two superpowers, Helsinki Conference showed cooperation but Carter Doctrine just dragged it back down, and ended detente.

    How do you guys think I did? I desperately need an A* but you know, sometimes things don't go the way as planned. Good luck to all! :P
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    (Original post by La.la)
    Since its factually incorrect, what do you mean marking it 'nicer'?
    idk how to explain what i mean ehh
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    (Original post by gameofno)
    idk how to explain what i mean ehh
    Furthermore where did you get this piece of information from?
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    oh my GOD
    i did for the reforms basically
    idkksskz,m
    i wrote about how they were introduced to revitalise czech economics/politics/social life then i explain that w some of the reforms e.g. market socialism, official gov tolerance of opposition groups and political criticism etc

    then another key feature i said that they lead to the ussr invasion and therefore the reforms didnt last long bc of the brezhnev doctrine and moscow protocol?

    wat the hek!!! bye bye a*
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    (Original post by La.la)
    Furthermore where did you get this piece of information from?
    mate some people in my exam after we left they told me that they did the blockade and also on twitter some people were tweeting they did the blockade
    i was just SUGGESTING that it would be NICE if the marking was less harsh for the 13 marker considering some people did it wrong
    mkayyyyyyyyy
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    (Original post by keepyourapology)
    For Q6, I talked about Refugee Crisis, Building Of The Wall and Kennedy's Speech. I completely blanked in the exam..for the first twenty minutes, I couldn't even string a sentence together and I'm predicted an A* in History.

    For Q1, I talked about the number of people executed + imprisoned and then I freaked out 'cuz I couldn't find anything else, so I mentioned Rakosi's use of the Secret Police to do his 'salami' tactics.
    Q2, I talked about how Khrushchev supported Kadar's government, and I also talked about the number of Soviet troops and tanks deployed in Hungary.
    Q3, weird as ****, I didn't understand anything? Nevertheless, I discussed how both sources were incomplete and did not talk about the pre-existing changes, hence it wasn't super reliable. I also talked about how it showed that the SDI peaked Gorbachev's interest in changing the way things were run in the Soviet Union.
    Q4, I did Prague Spring Reforms, where I discussed the relaxation of censorship/distribution of power to regional governments/Czech Parliament and how it affected Czechoslovakia. I also talked about legalization of opposition parties/tolerance to criticism for the second point. I kinda merged all 6 reforms into 2 points, to enforce a point.
    Q5, I did the last 3 (skipped Potsdam), and that question literally saved me cuz I attempted it first and it helped boost my confidence and jolt me back to reality because I was so defocused and fuzzy for the first twenty minutes. I said that Marshall Aid highlighted the division between the two superpowers, Helsinki Conference showed cooperation but Carter Doctrine just dragged it back down, and ended detente.

    How do you guys think I did? I desperately need an A* but you know, sometimes things don't go the way as planned. Good luck to all! :P
    that all sounds about right! dont worry
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    who has germanyyyyyy?
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    (Original post by gameofno)
    oh my GOD
    i did for the reforms basically
    idkksskz,m
    i wrote about how they were introduced to revitalise czech economics/politics/social life then i explain that w some of the reforms e.g. market socialism, official gov tolerance of opposition groups and political criticism etc

    then another key feature i said that they lead to the ussr invasion and therefore the reforms didnt last long bc of the brezhnev doctrine and moscow protocol?

    wat the hek!!! bye bye a*
    Wait what is wrong with that?
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    (Original post by Undec)
    Wait what is wrong with that?
    wait idk is it right???
 
 
 
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