History Paper 1

Ranging from the beginning of Alliances to the outbreak of the second world war

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Why were there two armed camps in Europe in 1914?

1 - Development of the Triple Alliance, Entente Cordiale and Anglo-Russian Agreement: Britain's emergence from splendid isolation

2 - Kaiser Wilhelm II's aims in foreign policy: Weltpolitik, 'a place in the sun', attitudes towards Great Britain, development of the navy

3 - The Moroccan crises of 1905 and 1911 and their effects on the alliances

4 - The Bosnian crisis 1908 - 1909 and its effects on the alliances

5 - The arms race - military and naval: why did countries increase the size of their armies? The Anglo - German Naval Race.

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Why did war break out in 1914?

6 - Aims of Austria - Hungary and Serbia in the Balkans: the role of the black hand gang

7 - The assassination at Sarajevo: Gavrilo Princip; the response of Austria-Hungary; the ultimatum and Serbia’s response

8 - The events leading to war; the role of the alliances in 1914

9 - The Schlieffen Plan and its effects on the outbreak of war; its part in bringing about Great Britain’s declaration of war on Germany

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How did the Treaty of Versailles establish peace?

10 - The Paris Peace Conference: the aims of Clemenceau, Lloyd George and Woodrow Wilson: the Fourteen Points

11 - The main terms of the Treaty of Versailles: Diktat; territorial changes; military restrictions, war guilt and reparations

12 - The strengths and weaknesses of the Treaty of Versailles: why Germany objected to it.

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Why did the League Of Nations fail in its aim to k

13 - Membership 1919–1939: why and how it changed; implications for the League of Nations

14 - Organisation, powers and peace keeping role: the Assembly; the Council; the Permanent Court of Justice; military and economic sanctions

15 - The Manchurian Crisis 1931–1933: events; action taken by the League; effect on the League as a peace keeping force

16 - The Abyssinian Crisis 1935–1936: events; action taken by the League; effect on the League as a peacekeeping force

17 - The reasons for the collapse of the League

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How did Hitler challenge and exploit the Treaty Of

18 - Hitler’s aims in foreign policy

19 - The return of the Saar, 1935

20 - The beginning of rearmament in Germany: withdrawal from the Disarmament Conference 1933; non-aggression

21 - Pact with Poland 1934; reintroduction of conscription from 1935; Anglo-German Naval Agreement 1935

22 - The remilitarisation of the Rhineland 1936

23 - The Anschluss with Austria 1938

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Why did Chamberlain's policy of appeasement fail t

24 - Reasons for and against appeasement

25 - The Sudeten Crisis and Munich Agreement, 1938

26 - The collapse of Czechoslovakia March, 1939

27 - The role of the USSR 1938–1939: the Nazi-Soviet Pact

28 - Poland and the outbreak of war

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