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The art of disinformation (October 2019)free11 October 2019

This page follows on from our page this summer on The Moon Landings and conspiracy theories; now we are digging a bit deeper in terms of the reasons for, and the tactics used to create fake news/disinformation/conspiracy... more

Topic 07. Challenges to traditional East Asian societies (1700 - 1868)free11 October 2019

This section focuses on the challenges faced by both imperial China and Japan from the mid-18th Century to the mid-19th Century as they dealt with domestic economic, political and social strains and also... more

1. The nature and structure of imperial rule under the Qing dynasty; Qianlongfree11 October 2019

The Qing dynasty, founded by the invading Manchus, was the last imperial dynasty of China; it was established in 1644 and ended in 1911 thus lasting for three centuries. Under Emperor Qianlong the Manchu... more

5. Spanish Civil War: Graded student examples10 October 2019

On this page you will find sample essays written by students which have used the Spanish Civil War as a case study for Paper 2, Topic 11. To what extent did foreign intervention determine the outcome... more

1. Containment under Truman and Eisenhower (ATL)9 October 2019

Containment under Truman and EisenhowerHere are some different activities that you can do for this first part of Section 16 on the Cold War and the Americas. There is overlap here with Paper 2, Topic... more

1.2 Theme 1 - Rivalry, Mistrust and Accord (ATL)4 October 2019

This page follows on from the first ATL page for this theme - starting with the impact of the nuclear arms race through to the final collapse of the USSR and the end of the Cold War.The Berlin crisis... more

18: Post-war central and eastern Europe (1945-2000)free26 September 2019

This section explores developments in central and eastern Europe from 1945 to 2000. It covers the transition from wartime occupation to 'liberation' and then to Soviet dominance in all states other than... more

5. PS5 Conflict and Intervention: Extra resources25 September 2019

On this page we have included some extra websites, reading, fiction and films that are useful for pursuing this topic further. Both of these case studies would be possible areas for further research for... more

Post war central and eastern Europe: essay planning25 September 2019

This page contains a variety of essay planning exercises and essay frames for this topic.Task One: Review In small groups review the material covered in this topic and copy out or print off and complete... more

4. Repression and revolution in central and eastern Europe, 1968 to 1989free25 September 2019

From 1968 until 1980, the states of eastern and central Europe accepted their communist governments and Soviet control; there were no more rebellions. However, resistance and resentment did not go away.... more