1. AQA History: Component 1

This page provides an overview of where the content on this site overlaps with A level AQA topics for Component 1, Breadth Study

AQA Component 1

1H Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1964

12: Imperial Russia, revolution and the establishment of the Soviet Union

This topic looks at the last Tsars of Imperial Russia, the growing clash between conservatism and modernization and the impact of industrialisation, through to the political upheavals of 1905 and 1917...

16: The Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia (1924–2000)

This topic covers the dramatic events in the Soviet Union from Stalin's establishment of a totalitarian state through economic and political stagnation to the collapse of Stalin's legacy in 1989 and...

1K The making of a Superpower: USA, 1865–1975

This is not covered in one topic, but the following pages cover relevant content for Part Two of this Paper: Crises and the rise to World Power, 1920–1975

Topic 12: The Great Depression and the Americas

The Wall Street Crash of October 1929 led to a devastating economic depression - not just in the United States but also the rest of the Americas - and indeed, countries of Europe and Asia. Topic 12 focuses...

Topic 13: The Second World War and the Americas (1933–1945)

Growing hostilities in Europe and Asia presented challenges to the Americas. Although a policy of isolation was initially followed, America and Canada found themselves involved indirectly and then directly...

Topic 17: Civil rights and social movements in the Americas post-1945

This section examines the search for equality by those groups in America who experienced forms of discrimination and the extent to which they challenged established authority and attitudes.

Topic 16: The Cold War and the Americas (1945–1981)

The Americas were profoundly affected by the Cold War and it affected the domestic and foreign policies of all countries in this region. This unit overlaps with the Cold War Topic on Paper 2: Topic 12...

1L The quest for political stability: Germany, 1871–1991 

Again, this Paper is not covered as one topic, but the following pages directly overlap with key areas of the syllabus:

1. Changing alliances in Europe 1871 to 1907

The creation of the German Empire in 1871 caused a major shift in the European balance of power. Over the next two decades, Germany's Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, worked hard to consolidate Germany's...

3. Impact of war and the reasons for Allied victory

Paper 3 does not require you to study the details of how the First World War was fought. However, you should have an have an understanding of the chronology and key features of the war in order to understand...

1. Diplomacy in Europe (1919 - 1945) (ATL)

This page contains ATL that are in addition to the activities on separate pages which overlap with the topics covered in this section and which are listed here: 15: Diplomacy in Europe (1919–1945).

1. The Weimar Republic (1918 - 1933) (ATL)

Guiding questionsWhat was Germany like on the eve of the First World War?What problems did Germany face in 1918?What was the significance of the new constitution?What was the significance of the Treaty...

2. Nazi Germany (1933 - 1939) (ATL)

Here are some different activities that you can do for this part of Section 14 on Weimar Germany. There is a mixture of starter activities on this page plus source activities, summary activities, analytical....

3. Theme 3 - Cold War Crises (ATL)

Theme 3: Cold War crises: The Berlin Blockade


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