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    (Original post by Tow)
    I don't think this question could come up - it would be very weird.

    Not saying don't revise it! But I think there are more questions that seem perhaps more possible than this - simply because the way I interpreted the specification doesn't suggest that such a question would come up.

    I'll revise it briefly... But if this question comes up, I would recommend that everyone does the other one

    Thanks for your post by the way!
    Lol, I'll still revise it. Does no harm to.

    No matter what the other question is, I'll do Nazi consolidation if its on offer.


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    (Original post by cuppa)
    50/50! Your end grade depends solely on your UMS, and you can get an equal amount of those each year. A* is when A2 comes in, but that's more complicated.
    Aww ok so if I got CDD last year there's no way I could get ABB? :'(
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    (Original post by CD223)



    German revolution is technically part of the Second Reich but I suppose some books put it in the early years of Weimar/Impact of War. You won't fail!


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    Aww ok thank you! I really want to get at least a B overall cause last year I got a B in the source based question but flopped the Russia and got a U so I got a D overall and I retook it so hopefully I can at least level it out to a C. This year I got a D in the coursework it was so hard and it was on Spain 1492-1598 . Is there no way I could get a B?
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    (Original post by tessimoghaddam)
    Aww ok thank you! I really want to get at least a B overall cause last year I got a B in the source based question but flopped the Russia and got a U so I got a D overall and I retook it so hopefully I can at least level it out to a C. This year I got a D in the coursework it was so hard and it was on Spain 1492-1598 . Is there no way I could get a B?
    Hmm. It's hard to say without knowing the exact UMS. Email/ask your teacher, perhaps?


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    (Original post by CD223)
    I don't have a copy of the spec, but going by the content of the books, "Hitler's consolidation" chapter lasts up until July 1933. I have read this several times. The mock I did also cemented this idea.



    Hahahaha. Chapman is that you? I had my suspicions but didn't wanna say anything in case I was wrong! Goodman



    We planned it in class, I can try and recover what I wrote.



    German revolution is technically part of the Second Reich but I suppose some books put it in the early years of Weimar/Impact of War. You won't fail!


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    Lol yes mate haha!
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    (Original post by CD223)
    Hmm. It's hard to say without knowing the exact UMS. Email/ask your teacher, perhaps?


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    yeah true i'll have a look at the exam results and see if it has it on there! All of you are so clever!! I'm just here with C's and D's :'( but I have been improving like I keep getting B's in my essays although I'm always one mark off an A! Help!!
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    (Original post by Tow)
    I don't think this question could come up - it would be very weird.

    Not saying don't revise it! But I think there are more questions that seem perhaps more possible than this - simply because the way I interpreted the specification doesn't suggest that such a question would come up.

    I'll revise it briefly... But if this question comes up, I would recommend that everyone does the other one

    Thanks for your post by the way!
    That was my own thinking, but then a bit of the specification says, "the impact of the conflict on the domestic situation should be studied, particularly the domestic changes of 1918", which worried me a bit!
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    How did Hitler consolidate his power? Need some help please?
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    (Original post by SophieNorcross)
    How did Hitler consolidate his power? Need some help please?
    This question has been planned atleast 10 times now...

    Go back a few pages and you'll find plans.
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    Lol yes mate haha!
    Good to hear from you! How are the cards buddy?


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    (Original post by tessimoghaddam)
    yeah true i'll have a look at the exam results and see if it has it on there! All of you are so clever!! I'm just here with C's and D's :'( but I have been improving like I keep getting B's in my essays although I'm always one mark off an A! Help!!
    Hahha aw no! Only thing I can suggest is to carry on reading and planning really. It'll all be over in two weeks time so not long to go


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    (Original post by tggfootymad)
    That was my own thinking, but then a bit of the specification says, "the impact of the conflict on the domestic situation should be studied, particularly the domestic changes of 1918", which worried me a bit!
    I think it's that part that makes my teacher tip it to come up.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Hahha aw no! Only thing I can suggest is to carry on reading and planning really. It'll all be over in two weeks time so not long to go


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    yeah we do a lot of plans in class and I do essays from them so hopefully it'll be ok! do you have any tips?
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    (Original post by CD223)
    Lol, I'll still revise it. Does no harm to.

    No matter what the other question is, I'll do Nazi consolidation if its on offer.


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    Definitely agree on that one

    But we are all so reliant on it coming up!!

    It's scary...
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    Please can someone help me on, what was the main evens of the German revolution, and its significance? Thanks
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    (Original post by CD223)
    Good to hear from you! How are the cards buddy?


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    They aren't great hahaha, might have to do a late night grind and try to get them all finished. History is taking a huge priority at the mo 😂 wbu?
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    (Original post by SophieNorcross)
    How did Hitler consolidate his power? Need some help please?
    Hi, I did an essay on this before and quite recently. The question was 'Nazi consolidation of power in 1933 was primarily due to the use of terror and violence.' How far do you agree with judgement.
    My points were
    Terror and violence - SA and SS attacking communists so removing opposition - the Reichstag Fire gave Hitler the legal means to remove the communists - Catholics were intimidated and so they supported Hitler as they didn't want to suffer the same fate as the communists.
    Weakness of the opposition - the communists plan was to do nothing as they thought Hitler would not last - fatal mistake as Hitler was able to remove them quickly - weren't much of a threat - the communists split and they couldn't work together (KPD and socialists) which highlighted their disunity and only strengthened Hitler's position more.
    You could also add that Hindenburg and Von Papen made the fatal mistake of underestimating Hitler as it played into his hands and this ultimately led to the end of the Weimar Constitution
    Propaganda and Popularity
    Goebbels depicted Hitler as the 'Messiah' - the Germans turned to him to save them as the Weimar Constitution had failed to solve the many problems - Hitler manipulated the economic crisis/situation of 1929 (Wall street crash) in order to gain support with the Germans. He also exploited the Weimar's weaknesses and so he gained in popularity as the germans turned to him and he was seen as the saviour. He used all sorts of propaganda techniques like aeroplane, mass media stuff (will have to check all that). He had the support of the youth etc which reassured him that he could win the elections. Hindenburg was desperate to gain popularity as he was ruling by decree under article 48 - thought he could control Hitler but needed him so that he could gain popularity - Hitler was much more popular and so it eventually led to Hindenburg handing over Germany to Hitler
    Potsdam Day was significant as it symbolised the old Germany being handed over to the new - Hindenburg represented the old Germany and old ruling elite where as Hitler represented the new Germany and the saviour
    Enabling Act - gave Hitler four years dictatorship - he was able to enact laws without the involvement of the Reichstag giving him complete power - end to democracy. By physically barring the communists and other opposition it assured him that he would get a majority vote - he reassured the Catholics that the act wouldn't affect them or their influence in education - they were more inclined to vote, Goering reduced the number of votes from 432 - 378 which made it possible for Hitler to gain a majority.
    Hope this helps! I think this is most of the points x
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    (Original post by tessimoghaddam)
    Hi, I did an essay on this before and quite recently. The question was 'Nazi consolidation of power in 1933 was primarily due to the use of terror and violence.' How far do you agree with judgement.
    My points were
    Terror and violence - SA and SS attacking communists so removing opposition - the Reichstag Fire gave Hitler the legal means to remove the communists - Catholics were intimidated and so they supported Hitler as they didn't want to suffer the same fate as the communists.
    Weakness of the opposition - the communists plan was to do nothing as they thought Hitler would not last - fatal mistake as Hitler was able to remove them quickly - weren't much of a threat - the communists split and they couldn't work together (KPD and socialists) which highlighted their disunity and only strengthened Hitler's position more.
    You could also add that Hindenburg and Von Papen made the fatal mistake of underestimating Hitler as it played into his hands and this ultimately led to the end of the Weimar Constitution
    Propaganda and Popularity
    Goebbels depicted Hitler as the 'Messiah' - the Germans turned to him to save them as the Weimar Constitution had failed to solve the many problems - Hitler manipulated the economic crisis/situation of 1929 (Wall street crash) in order to gain support with the Germans. He also exploited the Weimar's weaknesses and so he gained in popularity as the germans turned to him and he was seen as the saviour. He used all sorts of propaganda techniques like aeroplane, mass media stuff (will have to check all that). He had the support of the youth etc which reassured him that he could win the elections. Hindenburg was desperate to gain popularity as he was ruling by decree under article 48 - thought he could control Hitler but needed him so that he could gain popularity - Hitler was much more popular and so it eventually led to Hindenburg handing over Germany to Hitler
    Potsdam Day was significant as it symbolised the old Germany being handed over to the new - Hindenburg represented the old Germany and old ruling elite where as Hitler represented the new Germany and the saviour
    Enabling Act - gave Hitler four years dictatorship - he was able to enact laws without the involvement of the Reichstag giving him complete power - end to democracy. By physically barring the communists and other opposition it assured him that he would get a majority vote - he reassured the Catholics that the act wouldn't affect them or their influence in education - they were more inclined to vote, Goering reduced the number of votes from 432 - 378 which made it possible for Hitler to gain a majority.
    Hope this helps! I think this is most of the points x
    Thanks a million, a great help
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    (Original post by SophieNorcross)
    Thanks a million, a great help
    no problem glad I could help! hows revision going?
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    (Original post by tessimoghaddam)
    no problem glad I could help! hows revision going?
    Horrible!! Really scared for this exam!! How about you?

    Do you know anything about the German revolution and its significance?
 
 
 
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