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IB in Review

This is a two-part assignment. Part I is written, Part II is oral. This is designed to help you have an overview of the two year course to be able to successfully complete the IB History exam.

PART I… Topics and Question… Choose a topic…

1. French Revolution… mid 18th century to 1799 (Paper 3 Topic 1) 2. Napoleon & Congress of Vienna… 1799 to 1818 (Paper 3 Topic 1) 3. Victorian Britain… 1867 to 1914 (Paper 3 Topic 4)
4. Imperial Russia… 1853-1914 (Paper 3 Topic 5)
5. Causes of and events of World War I… approx. 1880 – 1918 (Paper 2 Topic 1; Paper 3 Topic 6) 6. Russian Revolutions (1917) and Civil War, rule of Stalin to 1941 (Paper 2 Topic 1 & 3; Paper 3 Topics 5 & 9) 7. Versailles Treaty and events of the 1920s… rise of Mussolini, Weimar Republic, League of Nations, Rapallo, Locarno and other international agreements (Paper 1; Paper 2 Topic 3; Paper 3 Topics 6 & 8) 8. Great Depression and events of the 1930s… rule of Mussolini, rise & rule of Hitler, Spanish Civil War (Paper 1; Paper 2 Topic 3; Paper 3 Topic 8) 9. Causes of and events of World War II; Cold War in Europe; conflict between US & USSR 1945-1950 (Paper 2 Topic 1; Paper 3 Topics 9 & 10) 10. Rise of Japan and Second Sino-Japanese War and Chinese Civil War… 1927-1949 (Paper 2 Topic 1) 11. Development of People's Republic of China & totalitarian rule of Mao; Korean War… 1949-1976 (Paper 2 Topic 3)

AND… Choose ONE essay question that complements your time period PAPER TWO
1. Why were there so many civil wars in the 20th Century? (2002)

2. Compare and contrast the causes of the First & Second World Wars. (2002)

3. Why, in spite of early successes, did the League of Nations fail to prevent the outbreak of the Second World War? (2005—in Topic 4)

4. Analyse conditions that led to single-party states during the 20th Century. (2002)

5. Compare and contrast the domestic...