June 3rd CCEA History - Germany 1918-45Watch
Good luck to everyone!
I think the sources will focus on either the 1923 inflation or the Treaty of Versailles and the main question will be 'To what extent was ... the main threat faced by the Weimar Republic in the period 1918-23' (or at least that's what i'm praying for ). But then again maybe the a/b could be to outline the terms of the treaty of Versailles or the Weimar Constitution (like on the original specimen paper), this paper is so hard to predict for
We didn't learn about the Weimar Constitution - unless you're talking about Article 48, PR and 2/3 majority, etc.
I am guessing Arts and Culture, Youth, Rise to Power/Consolidation or Weimar/Nazi economy.
Constitution is just role of president, the reichstag/reichsrat/pr, the bill of rights and stuff like that, probably wont come up but they haven't asked anything specifically on 1918-23 outside a general economy question in ages so and the source question has been focused on 1929 onwards for the last 4 or 5 papers, as long as something awful doesn't come up as the source like opposition or women i will be happy, no idea how to do 2a though :/
2A - here's an easy method for you. ADATPL - Author, Dates, Audience, Tone, Purpose, Limitations (and strengths). Answer all of those, using sources to back it up with quotations, and you're set.
"The author of this source is none other than Adolf Hitler, and thus it would be conceivable that this source is both reliable and accurate as head of the Nazi regime would have been informed about contemporary events within the Reich..."
"The date of this source is "24th Jan 1933", showing it was written when the issue was contemporary and it informs us of the opinions of some of the public at the time..." OR "The date of this source is "24th Jan 1983 and as it is written in hindsight, we must take into consideration that opinions or conclusions may be biased..."
"The strengths of the source are that it informs the reader that "x" amount of "y" happened within the period of "____"."
"The limitations of the source are that it does not inform the reader that "x" happened..."
Do that and you'll get your marks.
Early Weimar threats
Nazi Rise to Power (They LOVE this)
Consolidation of Power
Opposition and Resistance
Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture - never been up in a June exam, last up Jan 2010
Early Threats - like you said, been late 1920s onwards on the source last couple of years
Nazi Rise to Power - they love it
Consolidation of Power - seem to love it too
Nazi economy - Weimar economy came up in Jan as the short question
Opposition and Resistance - not too sure, but going for it anyhow.
I forget the layout of the paper, heh. It's:
Question 1 - a choice of two topics
Question 2 - A) the short source question
B) the long source question