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UNIT 2 GERMANY 1918-39
EXAM: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES
The exam paper will have 3 questions:
Question 1 will have 4 parts: (a); (b); (c) and (d)
Question 2 will have 1 part
Question 3 will have 1 part
HOW DO YOU WRITE GOOD ANSWERS?
QUESTION 1 Part (a) Source inferences question
What does Source A tell us about the reasons why Hitler became
Chancellor in 1933? (4)
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One reason is that Hitler was seen as a strong leader who could help This answer gives two 2 for one
Germany out of the Depression. inferences with no source inference
Another reason is that Hitler was very good at showing the details.
Communists were a threat and people were worried about them. 3 for two
inference
s
One reason is that Hitler was seen as a strong leader who could help This answer gives two 4
Germany out of the Depression. This is because the source says that inferences and both are
`people desperately needed someone who could solve the supported by source details.
economic problems'.
Another reason is that Hitler was very good at showing the
Communists were a threat and people were worried about them.
This because the source says `many Germans were terrified of the
Communist Party and Hitler said only the Nazis could crush them'.

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Part (b) Describing or Explaining question ­ key features of an
event; problems; policies; or effects
Describe the measures Hitler took in 1933-34 to increase his power. (6)
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One measure he took was the Enabling Law. 3 things are included but none of 3
A second measure was the Night of the Long Knives. them are developed.
A third measure was the banning of opposition parties.
One measure he took was the Enabling Law.…read more

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Part (c) Explaining question ­ effects or consequences
Explain the effects of the Wall Street Crash on Germany. (8)
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One effect was lots of people lost their jobs. 2 factors are included but none of 2
A second effect was people blamed the government for the problems. them are developed.
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A second effect was blamed the government for the problems. As
people became desperate they believed the government was to
blame for the businesses going bust and them losing their jobs so they
voted for extremist parties. The effects of this were the Communists
doubled their seats in the Reichstag as they promised to end poverty
and the gap between the rich and poor.…read more

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One reason was that Germany had to pay £6,600 million in reparations. 2 factors are included and 7
Germany had to pay this under the Treaty of Versailles and also lost valuable they are explained with
land with resources such as coal and iron ore such as the Saar which was put detailed knowledge.
under League of Nations control. Germany struggled to pay reparations and in
1922 stopped making payments to France and Belgium so they occupied the
Ruhr.…read more

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QUESTION 2 Explaining how something changed or developed
Explain how the Nazi Party developed in the years 1920-28. (8)
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One way was Hitler became the leader. 2 factors are included but 2
A second way was that the Party was reorganised. not developed.
One way was Hitler became the leader. In 1921 he replaced Drexler as the 2 factors are included and 7
leader and became the Fuhrer. He also chose loyal people to have powerful explained.…read more

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One way was Hitler became the leader. In 1921 he replaced Drexler as the 2 factors are included and 8
leader and became the Fuhrer. He also chose loyal people to have powerful they are explained. The
positions such as Ernst Rohm who became the SA leader and Julius Streicher factors are linked.
who founded a Nazi paper called `Der Sturmer'.…read more

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Hitler create a dictatorship because he was able to
brainwash many people and this was helped by censorship. Newspapers did
not print any criticism of the Nazis because of the Editor's Law which punished
any editor who allowed critical articles and so German people did not hear or
read any opposing views against the Nazis.
Another reason that was important was Nazi policies.…read more

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