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GCSE Modern History

This GCSE History app covers the majority of the GCSE Modern History Syllabus for each of the exam boards (Edexcel, OCR and AQA), please see below for detail on the exact content.

Key Features:

image2– 1000s of original, syllabus specific questions

– Detailed explanations to further understanding

– Repeat difficult questions or select new ones at random

– Watch your knowledge improve using inbuilt progress reports

– Share your results with friends on Twitter & Facebook

– Gain insight into the layout of your exams through direct links to past papers & mark schemes


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Topics covered:

1 WW1 and WW2: Britain Before, During and After

Britain WW1: Before, During and After Including: The Suffragettes, the works of Rowntree, the Liberal Party and its reforms: The Children’s Charter and welfare Acts of parliament, The BEF, WW1 war tactics and weapons, the Battles of the Somme, Ypres and Verdun, DORA, Government censorship and propaganda, Conscription, Rationing, the role of women in WW1, Economic decline post WW1 and industrial action

Britain WW2: Before, During and After Including: The Great Depression and its effects, the Dole, the Means Test, the Jarrow Crusade and unemployment, The Battle of Britain, Dunkirk Spirit, The Blitz, Rationing and the role of women in WW2, D-Day and the end of war, the introduction of the Labour Party, the Welfare State and the development of the NHS

2. Germany between WW1 and WW2

Germany: The Weimar Republic Including: The Weimar Republic, its origins and initial problems, Opposition to the treaty of Versailles, The Kapp Putsch, impact of the Great Depression, hyperinflation, The work of Stresemann for German recovery, The Dawes and Young Plans, Germany’s reappearance on the international stage, the decline of the Weimar Republic and problems in its ability to make decisions in times of crisis

Germany: 1918-1939: The Rise of Hitler Including: Hitler and the development of the Nazi Party, the Munich Putsch, Mein Kampf and the reorganisation of the Nazi Party, political opinion of the Nazi party during the 1920s and 1930s, the impact of the Great Depression, the role of the SA, the Struggle for power. The removal of opposition, the Reichstag Fire, the Enabling Act, The Night of the Long Knives. The Police State and effect of Propaganda, Society in Nazi Germany, minority groups under Nazi rule and much more…

3. Russia: the collapse of Tsarism, the rise of Communism Russia:

The Fall of the Tsarist Regime; The road to Communism Including: The autocratic nature of Tsarist rule, Tsar Nicholas II, his character and flaws, the growth of opposition, the impact of WW1, food shortages and overcrowding,The Tsarina and Rasputin, the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. The Provisional Government and its weaknesses. The October Revolution, The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the Civil War, War Communism, the Kronstadt mutiny and the NEP, the roles of Lenin and Trotsky

The USSR and Stalin Including: Stalin and the Power Struggle following the death of Lenin, The Great Purge, Society under Stalin, the NKVD, The Cult of Stalin, Collectivisation, the Kulaks, the 5 year plans, Rapid Industrialisation, The Show trials and their impact, Propaganda and censorship, the rewriting of history and much more…

4. The USA: A changing Society  

The USA: The Economic Boom and the Roaring 20s Including: Economic boom after WW1, mass production, consumerism, hire purchase, post WW1 European dependence on the USA and its decline, overproduction and the effects of Isolationism on industry and agriculture. The Roaring 20, Flappers, the Charleston, the changing position of women, Prohibition and gangsters, Al Capone

The USA: The Great Depression and the New Deal Including: Buying on the margin, The Wall Street Crash and its effects, Republican policy, Laissez Faire, Hoovervilles, Bonus marchers, unemployment, homelessness and the dust bowl. Roosevelt and the New Deal, The Alphabet Agencies, policies towards agriculture, industry, unemployment and welfare. The Second New Deal, opposition to the New Deal, the long and short term effects of the New Deal and Roosevelt’s policies  

The USA: Racism and intolerance, Civil Rights and a Changing Society Including: Racism and intolerance, immigration laws, the Ku Klux Klan, McCarthyism, The HUAC, The Red Scare, The Alger Hiss Case, The Hollywood 10, Prohibition, Martin Luther King and Peaceful Protest, Black Power, Malcolm X, other Civil Rights movements, the Montgomery bus boycott, Sit ins, Counter Culture, The Civil Rights Acts, the changing position of women – their fight for equal rights and much more…

5. The causes of WW1, the Peace Treaties and the road to WW2  

Causes of WW1 Including: The Growth of tensions in Europe up to 1914, international rivalry, the Entente Cordiale, the Triple Entente and the development of the Alliance system,  the Great Powers and relations with the Balkans, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s aggressive foreign policy, the Growth of nationalism, the Moroccan crises, the Anglo-German arms race, the Black Hand and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Schlieffen Plan and the declaration of war  

The Peace Treaties and how Europe was affected Including: The armistice of WW1, The Paris Peace Conference and the ‘big three’, The terms of the Treaty of Versailles and German reaction, the aims of the Allies in the creation of the Peace Treaties, the terms and effects of the Treaties of Neuilly, Trianon, St Germain, Sèvres and Lausanne, the transformation of Europe after WW2, The creation of the League of Nations, its organisation and power, the work and aims of the League of Nations

The road to WW2 Including: Japan and Manchuria, Italy and Abyssinia, the weaknesses and failure of the League of Nations, Challenges to the Peace Settlements, Hitler’s aggressive leadership: Lebensraum, Grossdeutschland, re-armament, Anschluss; Appeasement and its failures, the Sudetenland crisis, the Pact of Steel, the Nazi Soviet Pact, Poland and the outbreak of war and much more…

6. The Cold War  

The development of the Super Powers and the Cold War Including: The ideological differences between the Super Powers, Yalta and Potsdam conferences, Cominform, Comecon, the Warsaw Pact and the Iron Curtain. The arms race and nuclear power, The Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Bizonia, the Berlin Blockade and airlift, Hungary, Nagy’s rule and Soviet reaction

Cold War Crises: Berlin, Cuba, Czechoslovakia Including: Berlin and the problem with migration, Khrushchev and demilitarisation, the issue of the U2 spy plane and Khrushchev’s relations with Kennedy and Eisenhower. The development of the Berlin wall and Western reaction. Cuba: Relations between Cuba and the USA, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban missile crisis, the 13 days, Kennedy’s leadership, the Hot Line and development of the Test Ban Treaty. Czechoslovakia: Dubcek and Socialism with a human face, the reforms of the Prague Spring, Soviet reaction and the reestablishment of Soviet control, Western reaction and more…

The end of the Cold War Including: SALT 1, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, The collapse of Détente, the Helsinki Accords, Soviet intervention in Poland, SALT 2, the Olympic boycotts, Star Wars. Changing attitudes of American and Soviet leaders, The INF Treaty, Gorbachev’s policies of Perestroika and Glasnost, the collapse of the USSR, the end of the Warsaw Pact, the collapse of the Berlin Wall   Content for this app was produced summer 2012

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