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    (Original post by CD223)
    Yeah true - what is your general structure for part B?

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    I've already posted my general structure, look back a page or so and you'll see it
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    (Original post by Tow)
    I've already posted my general structure, look back a page or so and you'll see it
    Ah cool also, do you tend to revise the course of war for WW1/WW2? Or just the domestic social/political impact?


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    How could one revise for the Section B questions apart from doing past papers? x
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    (Original post by Bunny2014)
    How could one revise for the Section B questions apart from doing past papers? x
    Have you got the MyRevisionNotes guide? There's good exercises with sources in each controversy chapter.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Have you got the MyRevisionNotes guide? There's good exercises with sources in each controversy chapter.


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    yep Ive got that thanks! I may have a look now on it

    Thanks for yesterday, i felt so demotivated
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    (Original post by Bunny2014)
    yep Ive got that thanks! I may have a look now on it

    Thanks for yesterday, i felt so demotivated
    Ah good - let us know how you get on.

    Don't worry! No reason to panic for this exam - you've got like two weeks from today. Plenty of time


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    I'm prepared to fail now haha I still can't make myself revise
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    (Original post by CD223)
    Ah good - let us know how you get on.

    Don't worry! No reason to panic for this exam - you've got like two weeks from today. Plenty of time


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    Thanks sweetie I just need to cover the whole of the book now. Go through it making notes ect

    Looking at past papers x
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    (Original post by cuppa)
    I'm prepared to fail now haha I still can't make myself revise
    Two weeks and it will be over. You can do it.


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    (Original post by Bunny2014)
    Thanks sweetie I just need to cover the whole of the book now. Go through it making notes ect

    Looking at past papers x
    Sounds good - keep at it.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Sounds good - keep at it.


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    Haha thanks How's revision going with you??
    How are you going to spend the next coming weeks leading up to the exam?
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    (Original post by Bunny2014)
    Haha thanks How's revision going with you??
    How are you going to spend the next coming weeks leading up to the exam?
    I'm gonna go over my flash cards and read the revision guide you?


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    (Original post by CD223)
    I'm gonna go over my flash cards and read the revision guide you?


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    Im going to make revision cards then I'm going to read them, write some plans and maybe write some essays leading up to the exam to prep my timings x
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    (Original post by Bunny2014)
    Im going to make revision cards then I'm going to read them, write some plans and maybe write some essays leading up to the exam to prep my timings x
    That sounds good! My cards took my ages because I put loads of info on them - which might sound good but it's not as it takes ages to read them and is even more boring :L


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    (Original post by CD223)
    That sounds good! My cards took my ages because I put loads of info on them - which might sound good but it's not as it takes ages to read them and is even more boring :L


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    Ah, but you will do extremely well I need to get a B so fingers crossed aha x
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    Why did the Edeleweiss pirates ect oppose Hitler's regimes? x
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    (Original post by Bunny2014)
    Why did the Edeleweiss pirates ect oppose Hitler's regimes? x
    They were a youth group. Increased militarisation of the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth), which was compulsory from 1936 brought greater resentment from the youth who didn't want to join

    During the war, 'swing' groups were formed. These were young people who rejected Nazi values, drank alcohol and danced to jazz. More violent groups were called the Edelweiss Pirates. They daubed anti-Nazi slogans, sheltered deserters and beat up Nazi officials. In 1944, the Cologne Pirates (the Edelweiss Pirates based in Cologne) killed the Gestapo chief, so the Nazis publicly hanged 12 of them.

    They weren't fundamentally opposed to Nazism on ideological grounds, it was more a case of being against Nazi oppression and living under a dictatorship.

    When more men were called up to serve during the war, opposition increased as absence of a father provoked greater delinquency (drinking, gambling, sexual promiscuity, assaulting HJ members) amongst the youth.

    The Edelweiss pirates didn't pose a great threat to Hitler as they were small in number, detached from Hitler and the wider public opinion.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    They were a youth group. Increased militarisation of the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth), which was compulsory from 1936 brought greater resentment from the youth who didn't want to join

    During the war, 'swing' groups were formed. These were young people who rejected Nazi values, drank alcohol and danced to jazz. More violent groups were called the Edelweiss Pirates. They daubed anti-Nazi slogans, sheltered deserters and beat up Nazi officials. In 1944, the Cologne Pirates (the Edelweiss Pirates based in Cologne) killed the Gestapo chief, so the Nazis publicly hanged 12 of them.

    They weren't fundamentally opposed to Nazism on ideological grounds, it was more a case of being against Nazi oppression and living under a dictatorship.

    When more men were called up to serve during the war, opposition increased as absence of a father provoked greater delinquency (drinking, gambling, sexual promiscuity, assaulting HJ members) amongst the youth.

    The Edelweiss pirates didn't pose a great threat to Hitler as they were small in number, detached from Hitler and the wider public opinion.


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    Thanks so weren't a major threat to the Nazi regime but were a form of opposition. How was the army a threat to the nazi regime?

    Thanks x
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    (Original post by Bunny2014)
    Thanks so weren't a major threat to the Nazi regime but were a form of opposition. How was the army a threat to the nazi regime?

    Thanks x
    Yeah exactly.

    By 1939 the army were integrated into the Nazi regime. They swore an oath of allegiance to Hitler personally. The stunning Blitzkrieg victories in Poland and Europe in 1940 amongst the "Low Countries" undermined any form of opposition from the army.

    However, the army formed various groups that opposed Hitler in a number of ways.

    In 1943, a nationwide opposition movement initiated, led by dissident generals due to the increased interference of the SS in military affairs, shock at the treatment of partisans and Jews, and the growing belief that Germany was losing the war post-Stalingrad.

    In March 1943, a plot to kill Hitler called Operation Flash failed as a bomb failed to go off at the right moment. Gestapo agents arrested conspirators in the German Abwehr (Intelligence Unit).


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Quite a lot to summarise aha, which is why I'm hoping its a nazi question instead!


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    My teacher thinks that unit 6 (Nazi consolidation of power etc) and unit 9 (the final solution) is quite likely to come up. What do you think?
 
 
 
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