AQA HIS3N Aspects of International Relations Past Paper Questions

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June 2012

‘In the years 1955 to 1962, Khrushchev was genuinely committed to peaceful co-existence.’ Assess the validity of this view. (The Emergence of the Superpowers 1945-1962)

To what extent was the collapse of détente by 1980 due to changing attitudes in the United States? (From Cold War to détente, 1962-1981)

‘The Cold War lasted for so long because of the United States’ fears for Western European security.’ Assess the validity of this view with reference to the years 1945 to 1991. (Overview question)

June 2011

To what extent was the United States responsible for the collapse of the Grand Alliance at the end of the Second World War? (The Emergence of the Superpowers 1945-1962)

‘The United Nations was an effective international peacekeeping organisation in the years 1991 to 2004.’ Assess the validity of this view. (Post-Cold War Relations 1991-2004)

‘In the years 1949 to 1991, the Cold War continued only because of the ideological divisions between the United States and the Soviet Union.’ Assess the validity of this view. (Overview question)

June 2010

To what extent was the Soviet Union’s expansion into Eastern Europe the main cause of the

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