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Senior 3 December 2017 HISTORY

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Attachments for students sitting for a make up of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd terms.

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Senior 3 December 2017 HISTORY

  1. 1. SENIOR 3 – HISTORY Attachments for December 2017. 1st Term The Origins of the Cold War. (a) What did Churchill mean by the ‘iron curtain’? *4] (b) Why was it difficult to reach a satisfactory agreement at the Potsdam Conference of July 1945? [6] (c) How successful was the USA in containing Communism in Europe up to 1949? Explain your answer. [10] The Causes of the Cold War. (a) What was the ‘Cold War’? *4] (b) Why were Western governments suspicious of the USSR in the period 1945 to February 1948 (the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia)? [6] (c) ‘Truman and Churchill were responsible for starting the Cold War.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. [10] 2nd Term The Cold War in the East (a) What restrictions had the Communist leader Rákosi imposed on Hungary? [4] (b) Why was there opposition to Soviet power over Czechoslovakia in 1968? [6] (c) How similar were events in Hungary in 1956 and in Cz echoslovakia in 1968? Explain y our answer. [10] The Soviet takeover of Europe. (a) Describe developments in Czechoslovakia between 1945 and 1948 which led to the Communist takeover. [4] (b) Why did the Soviet Union blockade Berlin in 1948–9? [6] (c) ‘The USSR and the USA were both to blame for the Cold War.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. [10]
  2. 2. 3rd Term The Vietnam War (a) Describe the tactics used by the USA in Vietnam. [4] (b) Why did the USA find it impossible to defeat the Vietcong? [6] (c) ‘The My Lai massacre was the main reason for the USA’s withdrawal from Vietnam.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. [10]

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