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• The impact of the First World War on the USA
• Prohibition and gangsterism
• Mass production and the stock market boom
• The Roaring Twenties
• The position of black Americans
• Reasons for the introduction of and failure of prohibition. Organised crime,
including Al Capone.
• Reasons for economic boom in the 1920s. Henry Ford and mass production. Hire purchase, consumerism and the popularity of the stock market. Problems in
farming, including over-production and mechanisation. The decline of older
• The leisure industry, cinema, Jazz, dancing, sport, radio, advertising and
motoring, morals and values and the ‘Monkey Trial’. The changing position of women, including the flappers.
• The Jim Crow Laws, segregation and discrimination. The Ku Klux Klan. The
influence of Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. Du Bois.
The establishment of the Weimar Republic and its early problems
• The recovery of Germany, 1924-29
• The rise of Hitler and the Nazis
• Life in Nazi Germany
• Germany during the Second World War
• The German Revolution of 1918. The strengths and weaknesses of the new
Constitution. Reactions to the Treaty of Versailles. The Spartacist uprising and
the Kapp Putsch. French occupation of the Ruhr. Causes and effects of
• The work of Stresemann. Rentenmark, Dawes and Young Plan, US loans and the
recovery of the German economy. Successes abroad – League of Nations,
Locarno Treaties and Kellogg-Briand Pact.
• Hitler and the German Workers’ Party. Changes to the party 1920-22. Causes,
events and results of Munich Putsch, 1923.
Reorganisation of the Party 1924-28.
Impact of Wall Street Crash. Nazi methods to win support. Goebbels and
propaganda and the work of the SA.
Events of 1932 to January 1933 including
the role of von Papen, von Schleicher and von Hindenburg.
• Setting up the Nazi dictatorship through the Reichstag Fire, Enabling Act, Night
of the Long Knives, the police state, censorship and propaganda. Nazi policies
towards women, the young, the Churches and the Jews. Policies to reduce
unemployment. The Labour Service, the Labour Front and Strength Through Joy.
• Nazi policies towards the Jews including ghettos, death squads and the Final
Solution. The changing role of women, ‘total war’, rationing and the effects of
allied bombing. The growth of opposition to Hitler including the Edelweiss
Pirates, the White Rose Group and the Stauffenberg Plot. Defeat and Hitler’s
The Cold War
A world divided: Superpower relations, 1945-62
• Reasons for the Cold War
• Early developments in the Cold War, 1945-49
• The Cold War in the 1950s
• The Berlin Crisis of 1961
• The Cuban Missiles Crisis
• Long-term rivalry between the Soviet Union and the West. Differences during
the Second World War. Key features of the conferences at Yalta and Potsdam.
The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The attitude of Truman.
• Soviet expansion in Eastern Europe. Churchill and the ‘iron curtain’. The Truman
Doctrine and the Marshall Plan. Cominform and Comecon. Differences over
Germany. Bizonia. Causes, events and results of the Berlin Crisis 1948-9.
Setting up of NATO.
• Korean War, Khrushchev and peaceful co-existence and the Warsaw Pact. The
impact of Soviet rule on Hungary, Rakosi, de-Stalinisation, Nagy and his
demands. Reasons for Soviet invasion and its effects.
• The U2 incident 1960 and its effects on the Paris Summit Conference.
for the construction of the Berlin Wall 1961 and its effects on relations between
East and West and on Germany.
• Castro and relations with USA and Soviet Union. Bay of Pigs. Kennedy and
missile sites. Key events of the Cuban Missiles Crisis. Impact on East-West