AQA GCSE Modern World History Revision Guide

AQA GCSE Modern World History Revision Guide

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By (author) Ben Walsh, By (author) David Ferriby, By (author) Steven Waugh

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 297mm x 8mm | 438g
  • Publication date: 10 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340992220
  • ISBN 13: 9780340992227
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 117,016

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Succeed with this motivating revision guide packed with tips and opportunities to practise for the exam. AQA GCSE Modern World History Revision Guide meets the core requirements of the latest AQA specification. Combining the skills of textbook author Ben Walsh with insights of experts, it not only includes helpful analysis, primary/secondary sources and review materials but also fosters active and effective revision to help you reach your highest potential in the exam. - Review all the key content of the AQA course with just the right amount of detail. - Keep on track with exam requirements with exam tips throughout. - Complete tasks which enhance your understanding and revision methods. Contents: Unit 1 - International Relations: Conflict and Peace in the Twentieth Century Chapter 1: The origins of the First World War Chapter 2: Peacemaking 1918-1919 and the League of Nations Chapter 3: Hitler's foreign policy and the origins of the Second World War Chapter 4: The origins of the Cold War, 1945-1955 Chapter 5: Crises of the Cold War, 1955-1970 Chapter 6: Failure of Detente and the collapse of Communism, 1970-1991 Unit 2 - Twentieth-Century Depth Studies Chapter 7: From Tsardom to Communism: Russia, 1914-1924 Chapter 8: Weimar Germany, 1919-1929 Chapter 9: The Roaring '20s: USA, 1919-1929 Chapter 10: Stalin's dictatorship: USSR, 1924-1941 Chapter 11: Hitler's Germany, 1929-1939 Chapter 12: Depression and the New Deal: USA, 1929-1941 Chapter 13: Race relations in the USA, 1955-1968

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Ben Walsh is an experienced GCSE history teacher and a best-selling author and a celebrated expert in the use of digital technology in history teaching. David Ferriby is an experienced author. Steve Waugh is an experienced author.

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Table of contents

Unit 1: International relations: conflict and peace in the 20th century Chapter 1: The origins of the First World War 1.1: Why were there two armed camps in Europe in 1914? 1.2: Why did war break out in 1914? Chapter 2: Peacemaking 1918-1919 and the League of Nations 2.1 How did the Treaty of Versailles establish peace? 2.2 Why did the League of Nations fail in its aim to keep peace? Chapter 3: Hitler's foreign policy and the origins of the Second World War 3.1: How did Hitler challenge and exploit the Treaty of Versailles 1933-March 1938? 3.2: Why did Chamberlain's policy of appeasement fail to prevent the outbreak of war in 1939? Chapter 4: The origins of the Cold War 1945-1955 4.1: Why did the USA and USSR become rivals in the years 1945-1949? 4.2: How did the Cold War develop in the years 1949-1955? Chapter 5: Crises of the Cold War 1955-1970 5.1: How peaceful was Peaceful Co-existence? 5.2: How close to war was the world in the 1960s? Chapter 6: Failure of Detente and the collapse of communism 1970-1991 6.1: Why did Detente collapse in the 1970s and 1980s? 6.2: Why did communism collapse in Central and Eastern Europe? Unit 2: Twentieth-Century Depth Studies Chapter 7: From Tsardom to Communism: Russia, 1914-1924 7.1: Why did the rule of the Tsar collapse in February/March 1917? 7.2: Why were the Bolsheviks able to seize power in October/November 1917? 7.3: How successful was Lenin in creating a new society in Russia? Chapter 8: Weimar Germany, 1919-1929 8.1: How far do the early problems of the Weimar Republic suggest that it was doomed from the start? 8.2: How far did the Weimar Republic recover under Stresemann? 8.3: How far did the Nazi Party develop its ideas and organisation up to 1929? Chapter 9: The Roaring 20s: USA, 1918-1929 9.1: How and why did the USA achieve prosperity in the 1920s? 9.2: How far was the USA a divided society in the 1920s? 9.3: Why did the US Stock Exchange collapse in 1929? Chapter 10: Stalin's Dictatorship: USSR, 1924-1941 10.1: To what extent had Stalin become a personal dictator in Communist Russia by the end of the 1920s? 10.2: How did Stalin reinforce his dictatorship in the 1930s? 10.3: To what extent did Stalin make the USSR a great economic power? Chapter 11: Hitler's Germany, 1929-1939 11.1: How and why was Hitler able to become Chancellor in January 1933? 11.2: How did Hitler change Germany from a democracy to a Nazi dictatorship, 1933-1934, and then reinforce this? 11.3: To what extent did Germans benefit from Nazi rule in the 1930s? Chapter 12: Depression and the New Deal: The USA, 1929-1941 12.1: How serious were the effects of the Depression on the American people? 12.2: How did Roosevelt deal with the Depression? 12.3 How far was the New Deal successful in ending the Depression in the USA? Chapter 13: Race relations in the USA 1955-1968 13.1: To what extent did racial inequality exist in the USA in the 1950s? 13.2: How effective were the methods used by members of the Civil Rights Movement between 1961 and 1968? 13.3: How important was Martin Luther King in the fight for Civil Rights in the USA? Chapter 14: The USA and Vietnam: Failure Abroad and at Home, 1964-1975 14.1: How effective were guerrilla tactics during the Vietnam War? 14.2: How did the coverage of the Vietnam War in the USA lead to demands for peace? 14.3: Why were the US actions to end the Vietnam War unsuccessful?