AQA GCSE History Paper 1 Key Dates: Part 3, Part 4 and Part 6

Contains key dates for:

  • Part 3: Hitlers Foreign Policy and the Causes of the Second World War
  • Part 4: The Origins of the Cold War 1945-1955
  • Part 6: The Failure fo Detente and the Collapse of Communism, 1970 -1991
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Paper 1 Key Dates
Part 3: Hitler's Foreign Policy and the Causes of the Second World War

1933 - Hitler ordered his generals to treble the size of the army to 300,000

1934 ­ Germany leaves League of Nations

1934 ­ Germany signs 10 year friendship pact with Poland

1934…

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15th March 1939 ­ German army invaded rest of Czechoslovakia

31st March 1939 ­ Britain promised to defend Poland

22nd May 1939 - Italy and Germany signed the Pact of Steel (full military alliance)

23rd August 1939 ­ The Nazi-Soviet Pact was signed

1st September 1939 - German forces invaded…

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August 1949 ­ West Germany becomes the Federal Republic of Germany

26th August 1949 ­ Soviets test first atomic bomb

October 1949 ­ East Germany becomes the German Democratic Republic

1949 ­ COMECON is formed

1949 ­ Formation of NATO

1950 ­ Stalin and Mao Zedong signed a 30 year…

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September 1981 ­ Lech Walesa was elected chairman of Solidarity

November 1981 ­ Negotiations between Walesa and Jaruzelski to form a government of `National
Unity' broke down

Late 1981 ­ Government of Poland put martial law on the country ­ Solidarity driven underground,
Walesa and other leaders arrested

1984 ­…

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1990 ­ The Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia declared themselves independent of the
Soviet Union

February 1990 ­huge demonstration in Moscow against the Communist system

1991 ­ East and West Germany became a single country

25th December 1991 ­ Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as soviet leader

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