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Past paper questions - Depth Study, Germany 1918-45 

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May-June 2000

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Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

(a)  Describe how WWI still affected the lives of German People in the years 1919-23?

(b)  Why did Germany suffer hyperinflation in 1923?

(c)  How well did the Weimar Republic deal with problems which confronted it between 1923 and 1929? Explain your answer.

10

The Nazi regime: what was it like to live in Nazi Germany? 

(a)   In what ways were the youth of Germany given special attention by the Nazis?

(b)   Why did the Nazis place great value on the education of the young?

(c)   In the late 1930s, were most Germans satisfied with their lives under Nazi rule? Explain your answer.

October-November 2000

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9

Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934?  

(a)  What territorial terms of the Treaty of Versailles affected Germany in Europe?

(b)  Why did Germany dislike the other terms of the Treaty of Versailles?

(c)  How far was the rise of the Nazis to power the result of German dissatisfaction with the terms of the Treaty of Versailles? Explain your answer.

10

The Nazi regime: what was it like to live in Nazi Germany? 

(a)   In what ways did Hitler give the impression that Germany was a great country?

(b)   Why did the Nazis persecute minorities in Germany in the 1930s?

(c)   How successful had Hitler's domestic policies been by 1939? Explain your answer.

May-June 2001

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9

Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start? 

(a)  Describe the attempts made in 1919-20 to overthrow the Weimar Republic

(b)  Why did Germans dislike the terms of the Treaty of Versailles so much?

(c)   How successfully did Weimar governments deal with Germany's problems in the years 1920-24? Explain your answer.

10

Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934?  

(a)    What methods did the Nazis use to gain support in the elections of 1930-32? 

(b)   Why did the Weimar Republic fail? 

(c)    To what extent did the Nazi Party after 1933 keep popular support? Explain your answer.

October-November 2001 

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9

Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start? 

(a)  What was the Munich Putsch of 1923?

(b)  Why was Stresemann's foreign policy a success?

(c)  How far had Germany recovered from its earlier problems by 1929? Explain your answer.

10

The Nazi regime: what was it like to live in Nazi Germany?  

(a)  What was a Nazi 'concentration camp'?

(b)  Why did the Nazis introduce the 'Final Solution'?

(c)   To what extent did Germans turn against Hitler during the course of WWII? Explain your answer.

May-June 2002 

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9

Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934?

(a)  What was the SA?

(b)  Why did the Nazi Party become popular between 1929 and 1932?

(c)  To what extent was Hitler's appointment as Chancellor on 30 January 1933 the result of his popularity? Explain your answer.

10

The Nazi regime: how effectively did the Nazis control Germany, 1933-45?

(a)  Describe the events of the Night of the Long Knives.

(b)  Why was Goebbels important to Hitler?

(c)   'Hitler removed all opposition to Nazi rule within Germany by the end of 1935.' Do you agree? Explain your answer.

October-November 2002

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9

Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

(a)  Describe the activities of the Freikorps in Germany, 1919-20

(b)  Why were there so many uprisings and disturbances in Germany in the years 1919-22?

(c)  How far was Germany's treatment in the Versailles peace settlement unfair? Explain your answer.

10

The Nazi regime: how effectively did the Nazis control Germany, 1933-45?

(a)   Describe the treatment of the Jews in Nazi Germany from 1935

(b)  Why were the Jews persecuted by the Nazis?

(c)  By the end of the 1930s, did Hitler rule Germany by oppression or by popular support? Explain your answer. 

May - June 2003 

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Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start? 

(a)  Describe the Munich Putsch

(b) Why did the Nazi Party make little progress in  Germany before 1930?

(c)  Did the election results of 1930-33 prove that the people of Germany supported Hitler's ideas and policies? Explain your answer.

10 

The Nazi regime: what was it like to live in Nazi Germany?  

(a) Describe the activities of the Hitler Youth organisations.

(b) Why did the Nazis want to change and control women's roles?

(c)  How successful were Nazi policies towards young people? Explain your answer.

October - November 2003

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Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

(a) Describe the effects of the hyperinflation of 1923 on the lives of German people

(b) Why did France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr in 1923?

(c)  How far did Stresemann restore pride and prosperity to Germany? Explain your answer.

10 

The Nazi regime: how effectively did the Nazis control Germany, 1933-45?

(a)  What was the Enabling Act of March 1933?

(b)  Why did Hitler seek to control all forms of media?

(c)   How far had Hitler's policies gained the support of the German people by 1939? Explain your answer.

May - June 2004

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Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934?

(a) Describe the Munich Putsch

(b) Why did the support for the Nazis increase after the Wall Street Crash of 1929?

(c) How important was the ‘Night of the Long Knives’ in establishing Hitler in power in 1933-34?

10 

The Nazi regime: how effectively did the Nazis control Germany, 1933-45?

The Nazi regime: what was it like to live in Nazi Germany? 

(a) Describe the use of propaganda by Hitler to control the German propaganda?

(b) Why was it important to win the hearts and minds of young people?

(c) How popular was the Nazi regime with the German people? Explain your answer.

October - November 2004 

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Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934

(a) Describe the ideas and policies of the Nazi Party in the 1920s

(b) Explain why the Nazi Party had so little success before 1930.

(c) 'The effects of the Wall Street Crash provided the main reason why Hitler was able to become Chancellor of Germany by 1933.' Do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer

10 

The Nazi regime: how effectively did the Nazis control Germany, 1933-45?

The Nazi regime: what was it like to live in Nazi Germany? 

(a)  Describe the actions taken by Hitler to reduce unemployment

(b)  Why did the Nazis discourage women from going out to work? 

(c)   How total was the control the Nazis had over the German people before 1939? Explain  your answer.

May - June 2005

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Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

(a)  Describe the Kapp Putsch?

(b) Why was there an economic crisis in 1923?

(c) ‘Hyperinflation was a disaster’ How far do you agree with this statement.

10 

The Nazi regime: how effectively did the Nazis control Germany, 1933-45?

The Nazi regime: what was it like to live in Nazi Germany? 

(a)  Describe the changes the Nazis made to education

(b) Why did the Nazis persecute minority groups?

(c) Young people did not support the Nazi regime’. How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer.

October – November 2005

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Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

(a) Who were the Sparacists

(b) Why did Germans hate the Treaty of Versailles?

(c)  To what extent did the Weimar Republic recover after 1923?

10 

The Nazi regime: how effectively did the Nazis control Germany, 1933-45?

The Nazi regime: what was it like to live in Nazi Germany? 

(a)  What were Nazi views towards women and the family?

(b)  Why did the Nazis encourage young people to join the Hitler Youth?

(c)   'Most people in Germany benefited from Nazi rue'. How far do agree with this statement?

 

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