"History is past politics, and politics present history." John Robert Seeley

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." Aristotle


Essays: Dictatorship & Democracy

Please read the following guidelines in relation to CM & OE marking scheme:

Guidelines to Essay Marking Scheme


Lenin’s Russia (1917 – 1924)

“How effective was Lenin in transforming Russia, socially & economically, between 1917 & 1924?”



Stalin & USSR (1927 – 1945)

“To what extent did Stalin transform USSR, economically & socially, between 1927 & 1939?”

Mark HaydenTo what extent did Stalin transform USSR

“To what extent did Stalin and/or Lenin transform the USSR, economically & socially, between 1917 & 1939?”

“To what extent did Stalin andor Lenin transform the USSR, economically & socially, between 1917 & 1939”

“What was the purpose of Stalin’s Show Trials and were they effective?”

Patrick Prizeman Stalins Show Trials

Simon Crowley Show trials



Weimar Germany (1919 – 1933)

“To what extent did the social & economic problems of Weimar Germany contribute to the rise of the Nazi Party?”




Hitler’s Foreign Policy (1933 – 1939)

“To what extent did Hitler’s aggressive foreign policy lead to the outbreak of World War II?”

Sean Hogan Hitler’s Foreign Policy
P Prizeman Hitler’s foreign policy


Nazi Totalitarian State (1933-1945)

“What contribution did Joseph Goebbels and/or Leni Riefenstahl make to Nazi propaganda?”

“How were the Nuremberg Rallies used by the Nazis to spread their propaganda?

Mock Exam 2008 Model Answer Nuremberg Rallies
Simon Crowley Nuremberg Rallies and State Propaganda (3)


“To what extent was Nazi Germany, 1933 – 1939, a totalitarian state?”

To what extent was propaganda a major feature of the Nazi regime during the years 1933-1945?
~$remburg RalliesMarkHayden

” What were the main characteristics of the Nazi state in Germany between 1933 and 1939?”



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