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Gorbachev and Cold War!! (1 Viewer)

i.love.my.duck

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not sure how many people do either of these topics...

but what did people think about the gorbachev question for cold war?

only after the exam did i realise that gorbachev was a personality..so those who did both cold war and gorbachev, unlike me, will have a distinct advantage for the cold war essay.

so yes, how many people do both? and did u basically write the same essay for section 2 part b, and the cold war essay?

my teacher reckons there will be quite a bit of dissent over this question...
 

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i.love.my.duck said:
not sure how many people do either of these topics...

but what did people think about the gorbachev question for cold war?

only after the exam did i realise that gorbachev was a personality..so those who did both cold war and gorbachev, unlike me, will have a distinct advantage for the cold war essay.

so yes, how many people do both? and did u basically write the same essay for section 2 part b, and the cold war essay?

my teacher reckons there will be quite a bit of dissent over this question...
i do cold war, but for my personality i did trotsky

the cold war question for gorbachev was pretty easy, i talked about his three key policies perestroika, glasnost, democratizatsia, as well as reagans policies and then about disarmament agreements and geopolitical developments between both sides

the russian question was pretty tricky...
 

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I do both and it was straight off easy!!! they linked together like a charm, easiest section i hav ever done for cold war, couldn't have asked for a better question

Russia was horrible tho
 

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I agree i had a clear and distinct advantage, what i wrote for the individual case study i regurgitated for the Cold war quesiton. I did Germany, Gorbachev and Cold War.
 
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yeh...i did trotsky too...

but for russia, i was ok, coz we did our own research assessment on foreign policy, so i just did the second question...
 

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What did people write for the Russia foreign policy question?
 

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What did people write for the Russia foreign policy question?
basically the advent of stalinism and his desire from control shifted foriegn policy aims and strategies from the promotion of world revolution to socialism in one country. So the main changes that Stalinism brought was a shift from ideologically based foreign policy to one dominated by nationalism and traditional tsarist fp - realist interpretation of international relations. Instead of pursuing ideological aims, he intended to secure both his country and his position within the state. So he made pacts and treaties with both capitalist and fascist countries, acting only to national self interest, rather than ideology.

i think thats about it...of course i expanded it for my essay, but its basically Stalin acting like a 'Red Tsar' - a communist dictator, yet pursuing policies which promoted self interest rather than pursuing world revolution and the ideology of marx.
 

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Yea, that sounds about right. How much did you include on his policies, collectivisation etc. ?
 

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Yea, that sounds about right. How much did you include on his policies, collectivisation etc. ?
i wrote about how the domestic policies were inseperable from the foriegn policy aims, so how collectivisation and industrialisation served to modernise the country internally, and thus he sought trade pacts with foreign nations to consolidate this modernisation

but i didn't go into great detail on the nature of the policies, just the effect on foriegn policy...thats right isn't it?
 

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we studied teh C/W and did je hoover as our personality- all the topics are alligned in some way to another option of the next topic

ie ww1 linnks to america in the 1920's & the depression, whcih then leads to the Cold war, during this time j.e. hoover rose to power


i heard some guy write a tiramisu recipie instead, we also had about 3 girls walk out of the exam co sthey couldnt do it :S
 

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ps i took a sick pleasure out of recyling my notes after the exam
 

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