HIS3N - International relations June 2014

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I'm doing this exam. I have no predictions though. Just trying to learn everything and write as many essays as I can.


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I'm doing this exam. I have no predictions though. Just trying to learn everything and write as many essays as I can.


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Could you help me with historiography?
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Desperately need help with this exam :/ Have no idea with this historiography

Prediction wise... NATO or the Berlin Blockade seems likely for question 1 I think, a lot of people seem to think Reagan and militarism or the end of the Cold War is possible for question 2 and my guess with question 3 is the special relationship or the EU
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Desperately need help with this exam :/ Have no idea with this historiography

Prediction wise... NATO or the Berlin Blockade seems likely for question 1 I think, a lot of people seem to think Reagan and militarism or the end of the Cold War is possible for question 2 and my guess with question 3 is the special relationship or the EU
Is that founded upon any kind of evidence? Just wondered why you think those specific topics will come up!
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Could you help me with historiography?
The mark scheme says that historiography isn't really necessary, unless it really goes with what you're saying and actually adds to it. Rather than just name-dropping - which is worse than not using it at all. By showing that you understand the nature of debate around the subject you're arguing through giving both sides of the argument does show historiography. If you do want to put it in you could just comment on it in broader senses such as 'Orthodox historians would regard Soviet expansionism as a main factor in causing the Cold War' when writing an essay about what caused the cold war, or that sort of thing. Hope that helps!!
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The mark scheme says that historiography isn't really necessary, unless it really goes with what you're saying and actually adds to it. Rather than just name-dropping - which is worse than not using it at all. By showing that you understand the nature of debate around the subject you're arguing through giving both sides of the argument does show historiography. If you do want to put it in you could just comment on it in broader senses such as 'Orthodox historians would regard Soviet expansionism as a main factor in causing the Cold War' when writing an essay about what caused the cold war, or that sort of thing. Hope that helps!!
Thanks! So I wouldnt need to quote e.g. Gaddis? Could I say something like Gaddis states the Kenan telegram is seminal is establishing containment, this is true....etc? Or is that not right. Also have you got any predictions for the exam?
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Thanks! So I wouldnt need to quote e.g. Gaddis? Could I say something like Gaddis states the Kenan telegram is seminal is establishing containment, this is true....etc? Or is that not right. Also have you got any predictions for the exam?
Yeah it's good if you can use historiography that adds to what you're saying! Or backs it up. Id say just make sure you use it context and if you do use it, look back at your sentence and see if it actually adds anything to it, if not then its probably not necessary if you get me? You could maybe say 'Gaddis, for example, argues that Kennan's Long Telegram was seminal in shaping US foreign policy, and determining their position as a superpower. The Long Telegram blah blah blah...' rather than literally just saying X says Y because that can come across as though you're just chucking it in to show that you know his name. Even something like 'for example' demonstrates you're showing his argument is one side of the debate and you understand there are other interpretations. No predictions I'm afraid!!
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Is that founded upon any kind of evidence? Just wondered why you think those specific topics will come up!
The other history teacher at my college went to a meeting with the exam board and mentioned those as contenders, and said that they can apparently only ask about the topics on the specification sheet, and most have now come up..those topics haven't.

Noone can actually predict what the exam boards will do really, they can be very strange :/ Better to revise everything really
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Can I post the exam paper now?
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How did people find it? I did Q 1 and 3
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I was so stressed about this exam! Really happy with how it went though. I did questions 2 and 3. Teacher predicted question 2 so was a god send!
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What points did everyone do for question 2. I only had half an hour and really rushed it :'(
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Desperately need help with this exam :/ Have no idea with this historiography

Prediction wise... NATO or the Berlin Blockade seems likely for question 1 I think, a lot of people seem to think Reagan and militarism or the end of the Cold War is possible for question 2 and my guess with question 3 is the special relationship or the EU

Feeling quite chuffed, question one included NATO and blockade..and I was right about question two. Question three I was rather rather wrong but ah well

Who did which questions and what did they write about? I did one and two
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Hey, what did you do for question 2? It wad such a simple question but I barely had any time at all so Im worried I didn't think it through properly! :no:

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Hey, what did you do for question 2? It wad such a simple question but I barely had any time at all so Im worried I didn't think it through properly! :no:

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I think I didn't write enough for two :/ I wrote about Reagan and his military increases in budget/programmes and the like, then about the failing Soviet economy and Gorbachev's reforms, and then I had so little time I wrote a tiny amount about the summits during the 1980s, but it was almost not worth doing, I only managed a hundred words or so before I needed to go on to write my conclusion
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Can I post the exam paper now?
Yes please!!
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Yes please!!
Unfortunately I'm going to have to close this thread.

As the 2014 papers are being used for mocks at the minute, we can't have them circulating the site in case someone attempts to remember the questions that will be in their mock. As well as being against TSR rules, this doesn't help people in the long run as a mock exam is set for your own benefit to show you what you need to revise.

If you have any questions then please PM me, Thread Closed.
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