(Original post by Cal1999)
This will be my last thread for the AQA, Option B History Exam on Monday 1st June 2015, so therefore, I would appreciate it if I could receive some answers!
Firstly, if you are doing topic 1 - The Origins of World War One. I have not revised anything to do with the Balkan Wars; please can somebody send me some notes, some links to websites, videos etc... that would be valued.
Secondly, if you have any resources for me to further my knowledge, revise in depth or want a study partner for Causes of WWI then PM me.
Moving on to Topic 2 now - Peacemaking and the League of Nations. if you have any videos, websites, notes, quizzes - ANYTHING that will help me with my revision then please send it to me. Also, keywords will be appreciated.
Lastly, Topic 3 - Hitler's Foreign Policy. The same as above please that would be great. Also, has anyone got any notes for the Disarmament Conference and the Sudetenland Crisis?
Does anyone have any predictions as well?
Preferably, I would like responses as soon as possible.
I hope that your revision is going well and I thank you in advance for your replies.
Im doing the same 3 as you! I can give you a few tips and tricks I guess.
Origins of WW1:
Main thing to remember is Kaiser Wilhelm. His foreign policy caused tensions such as the naval race with Europe, as well as thw Morrocan crisis.
Also, the three crises are Morrocco (France win), Agadir (aka Morrocco 2.0) and Bosnia. Bosniacrisis is when AH annexed (which means seized) Bosnia but Serbia wanted it to be paet of a big Serbia state so there was a drama.
This led to the assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914. This led to the outbreak of war, as AH declared war on Serbia on 28 July 1914 (a month later). Then Germany declared war on rivals Russia (1 Aug) and france (3 aug). On 4 Aug, Germany carried out the Schlieffen Plan, which was planned to help Germany fight a war on two fronts. They would sweep through Belgium before defeating Russia on the West(? - You may need to double check as I'm doing this with no notes so it benefits me as well as you) front. So on 4 august, Germany sent troops to Belgium but the plan failed as Britain intervened due to the Treaty of London (British-Belgian alliance) and they declared war on Germany later that day.
Also note, the Schlieffen Plan was devised in 1880s, showing how Germany had been preparing for war for nearly 30 years before it happened.
Topic 2 is pretty easy if you just remember the facts. My teacher said to learn the ToV and LoN better than the names of your family and friends (idk just go with it) as it is useful for Weimar Germany in paper 2 and some of it is useful for topic 3.
Reparations - the economic sanctions Germany had to pay for war, as part of the Treaty of Versailles (War Guilt Clause 231)
Self determination - Part of Wilson's 14 points; the idea that all nations should be independent.
Then theres two crises: Manchuria(1931-1933) and Abyssinia (Idk the date) which can both be seen as the end of LoN. (League of Nations)
Manchuria - took over a year to finalise Lytton Report (investigation,into crisis, shows how the crisis wasnt seen as important)
Abysinnia - Britain and france, the 2 leaders of the league, gave in to Italy as they didnt want to lose their ally and they even signed a secret agreement called the Hoare laval pact to allow Italy to get away with it. This shoes the selfishness of LoN
Im not very good with the set up of the League, sorry. I can't help ya there.
Ok, unit 3 now. My worst
Sudeten Crisis - Hitler wanted the Sudeteneland which was removed of Germany as part of the ToV. The Sudeten Land was part of Czechoslovakia and was made up of German speakers. Hitler ordered Henlein, the president of Sudetenland to stir up trouble. Henlein made out thatCzechs were carrying out crimes vs. Sudeten Germans. Hitler threatened war if the Sudetenland was not given, and the rest is HISTORY (:
Also, appeasement is a key term to remember. It's when Britain gave into Germany to avoid another war at all costs. However this gave Germany thw upper hand as Hitler was stronger and more confident as a result.
The last thing you wanted help with: Disarmament Conference of 1932-1934. This was a series of conferences to decide the future of Germany. Some people believed that Germany had been treated too harshly. They debated whether all countries should disarm to the level of germany
However all nations refused and Hitler was angry. Another meeting saw an absent hitler.
Eventually Germany left the League of nations also.
I hope I helped! I know it's not much but hopefully it will help. It also beneffited me as it was all from memory! Really hoping for a good grade!
Oh, and as for predictions, here's mine;
4 marks - Kaiser's foreign policy
6 marks - Schlieffen Plan
10 marks - Morroccan and Bosnian Crises
4 marks - Set up of the League (hate this so much!!!)
6 marks - Treaty of Versailles or Manchuria/Abyssinia Crisis
10 marks - Paris Peace Conference and Big 3 (I would say both crises but this is in the Specimen so probably not)
4 marks - Hitler's aims
6 marks - Anschluss or Nazi Soviet Pact
10 marks (this one was predicted by my teacher)
"What strengthened Hitler more; Britain's policy of appeasement or the Sudeten Crisis?"
Good luck for tommorow!