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Messed up in terms of timing + info in A-Level History AQA, how will this affect me?

Hello, hope you are all very well.

I have recently sat both my papers for History, being Russia 1917-53 (Depth) and Empire 1857-1967 (Breadth), however looking back I have realised I have made some errors.

For instance, on my Empire paper, I have realised that I have left some wrong information within the paper (seen under the letter 'B' in my recollection below).

For my Russia paper, I have also left wrong information in it in addition to quite a weak conclusion on my final 25 (seen under the letter 'B' in my recollection below). The conclusion was more or less 5 lines. Just re-stating my view, saying in a really basic way that the 'strengths' outweighed the 'weaknesses.'

I would just like to know how these would potentially implicate my marks and overall grade (hoping for an A) - N.B. I got 35/40 on coursework.

Here is what I can remember:

Source A:
Partisan Groups
Einsatzgruppen -> Babi Yar massacre evoking dislike
Writing experiences from 1944, likely did not have overview of whole conflict is not a true point

Source B:
600,000 died from cold conditions
Order 227
German Encirclement
Leningrad Affair / Pride
140g bread ration

Source C:
400,000 Volga Germans and Poles
Stalin’s paranoia
300,000 Crimean Tatars

‘Communist Russia was isolated’

Failures of the Comintern
- Soviet-style republics in Bavaria and Hungary
- Failed 1918 German Spartacist uprising
- ‘Permanent Revolution’
- Implications of the Zinoviev Letter on 1924 Elections and British relations
- Led to favour of Socialism in One Country as optimism during 1921 Party Congress worsened
- B
- Wrong date for Zinoviev Letter (put December, not October)
- Increased relations
- Treaty of Rapallo 1922 waived compensation for war
- Trade agreements between German expertise and Soviet raw materials
- Ended diplomatic isolation between the two states
- Britain’s 1920 Trade Agreement showed de-facto recognition, not isolated
- However, implications of the Zinoviev Letter overall worsened relations
- Europe was wary of the USSR’s desire to spread communism, so there was an ideological barrier
- Russo Polish War
- Symon Petliura agreement, pushing Polish borders eastward in 1920
- Soviet counter offensive pushing Polish lines to Warsaw
- Lenin wanted to use Poland as a springboard to the rest of Europe
- Miracle of the Vistula led by Josef Pilsudski, Treaty of Riga March 1921
- Formalised border lines and shut the door on ‘permanent revolution,’ forced USSR to isolate


- Wage differentials introduced 1931
- Real wages increased in 1937, however not higher than in 1928
- Workshops to facilitate expertise and skills were set up
- The Stakhanovite Movement encouraged a more motivated worker to exceed goals through benefits like accommodation and pay
- Trofim Lysenko’s ‘New Soviet Man’ encouraged soviet men to adopt traditionalist values and drop hooliganism
- However, petty crime and heavy drinking proliferated
- Working conditions were bad, such as in the Kommunalka
- ‘Family Code’ introduced in May 1936 encouraged traditional values on women and family
- The ‘Great Retreat’
- Contraception and abortion banned
- Divorce rates condemned
- 7 million orphans as a result of the high divorce rates
- Increased number in prostitution in cities
- Wedding rings re-introduced
- Women were depicted as more feminine, staying at home and working
- However, divorce rates still high at 37%
- Abortion high, 57,000 for every 150,000 still births
- Women in work actually increased, from 29% of workforce in 1929 to 42% in 1935
- Persecution of values and religion were one of the focuses of Stalinism in culture
- Stalin believed in a secular state
- 40,000 Churches and 25,000 Mosques closed down and replaced by cinemas and warehouses
- Sharia Courts was banned
- Veils were banned
- Stalin aimed to purge religious elements from the Soviet image and culture
- Holy Day of Sunday was banned
- 152 of 168 Bishops persecuted
- However, 1937 census concluded 500,000 still held faith, failed to change society and culture

Empire Paper (25-Marker)

- Mosul Oil Fields
- ‘Aerial Policing’
- King Faisal I of the Hashemite Dynasty
- Treaty of San Remo 1920
- LoN mandate
- £35,000m cost of the war
- Indian Interest rates rose from 11% to 25%
- Global exports fell 28%
- B
- Wrong dates for interest rates
- Wrong conferences for concessions

Internal Pressures
- Egypt
- Saad Zaghlul exiled in 1919
- Palestine Jewish Migration
- 15,000 a year limitation
- Jewish National Fund evicted Palestinians
- Hagahan as Jewish terrorism
- Rose from 60000 (9%) to over 170000 (16.9%)
- Nazi aggression amplified jewish migration
- Treaty of San Remo 1920
- Forced Britain to leave
- However, acted as a buffer zone to Suez, suggests secondary importance to economic needs
- B
- Wrong group for Saad Zaghlul

- Gandhi
- Non Co-op, Salt March, Civil Disobedience
- Satyagraha - passive resistance
- Rowlatt Act 1919, Amritsar Massacre 1919
- Montagu Chelmsford

Thank you :smile:
It doesn’t matter now and the only way it can affect you is if you keep reflecting on it instead of revising for tomorrow. By the sounds of things you know most of your stuff and a few minor errors is not going to derail your previous essays.

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