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

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  • 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 ­ Hitler tries to take over Austria but is stopped by Mussolini
January 1935 ­ Saar Plebiscite, 90% favoured unification with Germany
March 1st 1935 ­ Germany territory expands for the first time
March 1935 ­ conscription reintroduced
June 1935 ­ Anglo-German Naval agreement
1936 ­ Rome-Berlin Axis
7th March 1936 ­ Remilitarisation of the Rhineland
1936/1937 ­ The Anti-Commintern Pact signed
1936 -1939 ­ Spanish Civil War
April 1937 ­ Guernica bombings
February 1938 ­ Hitler demands the Seyss-Inquart is made minister of the Interior
12th March 1938 ­ Anschluss with Austria
March 1938 - Hitler ordered Henlein to create a crisis in the Sudetenland
10th April 1938 ­ plebiscite held in Austria, 99% vote yes
May 1938- Hitler moved his armies to the Czech border to intimidate the Czechoslovakian President,
15th September 1938 -Neville Chamberlain met Hitler at his summer retreat on the Austrian border,
22nd September 1938 - Chamberlain met Hitler again at Godesberg. With the reluctant agreement of
the Czechoslovakian government, Chamberlain offered Hitler control of the Sudetenland
29th and 30th of September 1938 - representatives of France, Britain, Italy and Germany met
at Munich to discuss the Sudetenland problem. Neither the Czechs, nor their allies Russia, were
consulted. Hitler traded the promise of peace in Europe for the Sudetenland.
1st October - Germany entered the Sudetenland

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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 Poland
3rd September 1939 ­ Britain declared war on Germany
Part 4: The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1955
1943 ­ Teheran conference: 2nd front, UN, War against Japan
1943 ­ Stalin is Time Magazines `Man…read more

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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 treaty of friendship
25th April 1950 - Truman approves NSC-68
25th June 1950 - North Korea crosses the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea.
5th April 1951 - Truman dismisses MacArthur from command.…read more

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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 ­ Los Angeles Olympic Games boycotted
March 1985 ­ Gorbachev becomes leader
19th November 1985 ­ Reagan and Gorbachev meet at Geneva Summit.…read more

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­ 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…read more


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