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Year 10 revision checklist Please note there will be more than this for next year’s exams . Paper One – International Relations (Option B) Causes of the Cold War Why did the USA-USSR alliance begin to break down in 1945? How had the USSR gained control of Eastern Europe by 1948? How did the USA react to Soviet expansionism? The origins of the Cold War; the 1945 summit conferences of Yalta and Potsdam including the key decisions and the parts played by Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin and Truman, and the breakdown of the USA-USSR alliance in 1945–6; Soviet expansion in Eastern Europe – methods used to gain control; how successful were they?; the Iron Curtain; the Berlin Blockade and its consequences. The Truman Doctrine; The Marshall Plan; The Cuban Missile Crisis How did the USA react to the Cuban Revolution? Why did Khrushchev put missiles into Cuba? Who won the Cuban Missile Crisis? The Bay of Pigs. Strategic benefits of missiles in Cuba; why was this such a concern for the USA. The consequences of the crisis for Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro; the consequences for the rest of the world. The USA in Vietnam Why did the USA get increasingly involved in Vietnam? Why did the USA withdraw from Vietnam? Increasing American involvement in Vietnam under Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. Economic, political and economic involvement. Gulf of Tonkin. Operation Rolling Thunder. The tactics of the Viet Cong; the Peace Movement in the USA; the My Lai Massacre; the Tet Offensive; the cost of the War. German Depth Study 1919 – 1945 Weimar Germany How was the Weimar Republic established? The Weimar Constitution. Political Extremism, the Left/Right wing threat – Spartacist Uprising, Kapp Putsch. Why was 1923 a crisis for the Weimar Republic? Weimar’s golden years – mid to late 1920’s. Why did Germany recover, what were the features of this recovery? The impact of Stresemann. German culture in the 1920s. Hitler’s Rise to Power Why did the Nazi party become popular in the 1930’s? (policies, campaigning methods, weaknesses of Weimar) How did the Nazis keep control? (Propaganda, terror, achievements) Life in Nazi Germany Nazi’s use of terror (Night of the Long Knives, Gestapo, SA and SS, Judges and Courts) Opposition to the Nazis – who opposed the Nazis and how great a threat were they? Youth opposition – Edelweiss Pirates, Swing movement etc. The role of women and the family in Nazi Germany. Education in Nazi Germany and youth movements (Hitler Youth and League of German Maidens). Why were the young so important to Hitler’s plans? Economic successes – tackling unemployment including rearmament and the autobahns.