GCSE: Germany 1918-1939

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    Treaty Of versailles

    5 star(s)

    A superb answer, with excellent detail and clear understanding throughout. The author does well to consider some unusual aspects of the question. The conclusion is too detailed however; here the…

    • Essay length: 2883 words
    • Submitted: 31/01/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 01/12/2012
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    Why did Hitler become Chancellor of Germany in 1933?

    5 star(s)

    This is a very strong response that addresses the question very well and evaluates evidence well throughout. The author considers both long and short term factors and reaches a convincing…

    • Essay length: 1519 words
    • Submitted: 20/10/2004
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 09/04/2013
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    Why was Hitler able to become chancellor of Germany in 1933?

    5 star(s)

    This is a very comprehensive response that is well written and persuasive. Although there could be more examples used in places, it covers all major factors and explains how they…

    • Essay length: 1966 words
    • Submitted: 13/04/2004
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 14/03/2012
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    Was any one of these reasons more important than the others in Hitler's rise to power?

    5 star(s)

    This is a very well focused and detailed response that offers persuasive analysis throughout. By being clear about the links between factors, the author offers a comprehensive explanation of Hitler's…

    • Essay length: 1026 words
    • Submitted: 25/09/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 09/04/2013
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    What was the most important factor for Hitler becoming Chancellor in January 1933?

    5 star(s)

    This is a superb response, which confidently and accurately explains the reasons for Hitler becoming chancellor. It is very well written and demonstrates understanding of the links between causes in…

    • Essay length: 779 words
    • Submitted: 15/09/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 09/04/2013
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    The main purpose of the Nazi curriculum was to prepare boys to be soldiers. Do you agree?

    4 star(s)

    The author stays focused on the question throughout and evidently has strong knowledge about the content of Nazi lessons. They do well to consider girls' as well as boys' education…

    • Essay length: 752 words
    • Submitted: 10/03/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 02/05/2012
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    Most German people benefitted from Nazi rule 1933-39 Do you agree? Explain you answer.

    4 star(s)

    This is a sound response that stays focused throughout and makes good use of statistics to provide evidence. More examples of individual experiences would have been useful and the introduction…

    • Essay length: 636 words
    • Submitted: 21/11/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 02/05/2012
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    Why was the Weimar Republic so unpopular with many Germans between 1919 and 1923?

    4 star(s)

    The author covers the key problems faced by the government well, with some good explanation in places. However, there is a great deal of repetition, suggesting that the author could…

    • Essay length: 1317 words
    • Submitted: 04/09/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 09/04/2013
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    Why did international peace collapse by 1939?

    3 star(s)

    This is a strong essay. However we need to be careful that we are using standard English structure and spelling etc. Also, there is a need to think carefully…

    • Essay length: 1574 words
    • Submitted: 31/03/2006
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Aimee Fitzgerald 21/06/2013
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    How did the Munich Putsch contribute to Hitler’s rise to power?

    3 star(s)

    This is a short answer but is quite realistic in terms of an exam answer that might have about 20 -30 minutes allocated to it. The writer is…

    • Essay length: 401 words
    • Submitted: 11/07/2002
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Kate Forbes 25/06/2012

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  • "By the beginning of 1929, the survival prospects of the Weimar Republic looked good." Discuss the extent to which this statement can be agreed with.

    "In conclusion, it can be seen that while there were some positive economic, political and foreign policy developments from 1924 to 1929, these were merely on the surface and covered innumerable flaws in the Weimar system. The lack of understanding of democracy in German society, the negative perceptions and revisionist ideals leftover from the Versailles Treaty and the structurally induced economic weaknesses were all evident throughout the time period, and would have caused the republic eventual downfall. The great depression of 1931, while it sped up this process, was merely a catalyst."

  • "Economic Factors brought the Nazis to power in Germany" To what extent is this true?

    "Looking at all the conclusive facts and arguments, the conclusion that can be reached is that Hitler came to power due to a combination of many different factors. However, the backbone of Hitler's rise was based on the great economic instability of the time highlighted by the two crisis in 1923 and 1929, which enabled Hitler to exploit the situation. Then Hitlers policies appealed to everyone due to effective propaganda. Secondly, the problems with constitution (article 48) which undermined German democracy and the weakness of the Weimar Republic that was widely hated helped the Nazis. This was because of their lack of suppoert and weak constitution. However in the end it was only political intrigue in the right-wing that brought him into office."

  • Discuss the view that the Versailles treaty created as many problems as it solved.

    "In saying that the treaty of Versailles was a complete failure and created all Europe's post war problems would be a massive overstatement, to say it was merely the best the Nations could do with the given situation and that all the problems which arose were little to do with the treaty would be an understatement. The real answer lies somewhere in between the two. The options of the Nations when creating the treaty were small but in being naive and not thinking forward to what certain clauses of the treaty might bring about they created problems. Yet no one could anticipate the rise of Hitler and the Nazi's in Germany and although the treaty aided them in their rise it was one of many factors that lead to the rise of the Nazi party in post Versailles Germany. In conclusion the treaty created a lot of problems some avoidable, some not, its resources were small yet its dealing with its resources was poor. Yet when the nations wanted such polar opposites for a post war Germany and Europe in general it is expected that some problems could and would arise. Keynes said post the signing of the treaty that "The Treaty by overstepping the limits of the possible, has in practice settled nothing"."

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