did exactly the same thing! how many pages did you do?I did Indochina as well. I did the Account for victory. I studied Pol Pot really in depth so I was worried when I saw the question but basically just talked about a two front war that contributed to the Communist victory; US homefront and the battle front in Vietnam. In Vietnam I basically spoke of how the ineffective tactics used by ARVN/US such as Hamlet programs and Search and Destroy tactics displaced and killed thousands of South Vietnamese leading to resentment against the US accounting for Communist support and growth. Spoke of the effective tactics of propaganda and terror and guerrilla tactics used by the Viet Cong and NLF in showing how the US influence will lead to a repeat of French monarchism and basically their insurgency. Then I spoke of the homefront and how anti-war movements emerged from the media's involvement in showing the atrocities of the war/bombing campaigns/the political win for the the Vietminh at the Tet. Then summed up for how basically US influence led to resentment and loss of support on their part on both fronts along with NLF/VC tactics the Communists won.
LOL - this. literally studied night before - was considering whether or not it was worth studying and i guess i'm lucky i studied and not so lucky in that i didn't study in depth.I did the Cold War and was absolutely terrified when I saw both questions! I had thoroughly studied the beginnings of the war and to my disappointed they only asked about detent and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. But, luckily for me I had written an essay on the Soviet invasion for an assessment and it all came flooding back to me! I wrote about 3 full booklets! How much did everybody else write?
Yeah i did the cold war too Emergence of detente was a very easy question i thought. i wrote only 1 booklet though (3 pages)....I did the Cold War and was absolutely terrified when I saw both questions! I had thoroughly studied the beginnings of the war and to my disappointed they only asked about detent and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. But, luckily for me I had written an essay on the Soviet invasion for an assessment and it all came flooding back to me! I wrote about 3 full booklets! How much did everybody else write?
Wow, me too.I did Conflict in Europe. I only wrote a page for the question I chose, I couldn't answer it at all! :/
That failure to maintain their initial success just contributed to a hell of a lot of reasons for their defeat... mainly america's impact. Lack of consolidation (of their advance til 1942) allowed for allied counter-offence to be successful etcHow did you guys argue b for pacific?
From a quick skim read that looks like a good response to me.i reluctantly did the low countires question for conflict in europe, the first one
-the foolish use of appeasement put Germany in a strong strategic position to attack surrounding countries
-the lack of military presence in the countries Germany occupied allowed for them to swiftly take them
-the use of blitzkrieg tactics allowed them to quickly take the low countries, France and Poland, and their ability to quickly and brutally use the SS to re-organise poland with a german governor
-the inability for Britain to pull its sh** together and respond quicker than it did allowed Germany to quickly take other countries in its swift campaigns up to 1940
-the ability of Germany to quickly knock France out of the game, due to divided french opinions at the time, and establish "Vichy France" and gain control of the northern ports such as cherbourg, etc which allowed them to expand there sphere of influence
-i dont know about this one but i took it a step further and stated that the geography of the low countries allowed german tanks and infantry to move easily through and occupy them, proved to be less logistics problems then first assumed.
what do you guys think of this?