International History SBQs [2007] UNESCO and Education in the developing world [2008] The UN and Kosovo [2009

] United Nations and the Environment: The Rio Summit, 1992 [2010] The United Nations and the Gulf War, 1991

Origins of the Cold War [2008] Assess the significance of the Berlin Blockade in the development of the Cold War in Europe to 1955. [2009] “The causes of the Cold War in Europe were strategic and economic rather than ideological.” How far do you agree? [2010] Who was more to blame for the origins and development of the Cold War in Europe: Stalin or Truman?

Extension of the Cold War outside Europe [2007] To what extent was the Korean War a Cold War conflict? [2008] “The Korean War was more significant in the spread of the Cold War outside Europe than the Cuban Missile Crisis.” How far do you agree? [2010] “The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was a triumph of Khrushchev rather than for Kennedy.” How far do you agree?

End of the Cold War [2007] How far did the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989 cause the collapse of the USSR in 1991? [2009] “The collapse of the USSR in 1991 was caused by internal problems and had nothing to do with the Cold War.” Assess this view.

Arab-Israeli conflict [2009] Assess the regional and global consequences of the failure to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Religious fundamentalism [2008] To what extent was the rise of religious fundamentalism in the Islamic world a reaction to Soviet/Russian and Western policies, in the period 1970 to 2000? [2010] How great was the impact of the rise of religious fundamentalism in the Middle East on regional security from 1970 to 2000?

Kashmir [2007] To what extent was Britain responsible for the Indo-Pakistani conflict over Kashmir? [2010] To what extent has the attitude of Pakistan been responsible for the continuation, up to 2000, for the dispute over Kashmir?

GATT and WTO? - Problems that affected the growth of the global economy [2007] Which created more problems for the development of the global economy between 1970 and 2000: protectionism or the debt crisis of the developing world? [2010] “The most important problem facing the development of the global economy. from 1945. The Rise of Japan and Problems faced [2008] How far was the Japanese economic miracle.The Rise of China in the post-Mao era [2008] Assess the reasons for China’s rise as a major economic power in the period 1978 to 2000. but likely that Arab-Israeli will come out this year. was the oil crisis of the 1970s. little had been achieved by nationalist movements across SEA.” How far do you agree? . Southeast Asian history SBQs [2007] Success and failure of ASEAN in the early years [2008] ASEAN and the Financial Crisis of 1997 [2009] The formation of ASEAN [2010] Vietnam’s membership of ASEAN Pre-war nationalism [2007] Before 1941. due to the aid and assistance of the United States? Reasons for the dominant role of the USA in the global economy [2009] Evaluate the reasons for the dominance of the USA in the global economy. [2008] “Ideology was more important than religion and culture for the growth of nationalist movements in the period before WWII.” How far do you agree? General observations Likely that End of the Cold War will come out. Reasons for the growth of the global economy [2007] “The most important reason for the growth of the global economy from 1945 to 1973 was the rapid recovery of Western Europe after the Second World War. C & C: study all.” How far do you agree? [2009] How significant for the development of the global economy has been the role of the IMF. Discuss. Global economy: It’s like that US. in the period 1970 to 2000. Japan or China will come out.

Interstate tensions [2007] How successful have SEA nations been in resolving tensions that have arisen between them? [2008] “Ideology has been the main cause of interstate tensions in Southeast Asia. was a reaction by the governed to economic exploitation.- [2009] Assess the view that the rise of nationalist movements.” Discuss with reference to the newly-independent states of Southeast Asia. [2009] Assess the view that the policies of newly-independent states towards minorities have been a major cause of political instability. during WWII. [2010] Assess the view that language and religion were more important than multiculturalism in creating national unity in independent Southeast Asian states.” How far do you agree with this statement? [2009] How effectively have newly-independent states in Southeast Asia dealt with territorial disputes between them? . [2010] How effectively did colonial governments deal with the challenge of nationalist movements in Southeast Asia in the period before WWII? Japanese Occupation/post-war nationalism [2007] Did the USA help or hinder the cause of nationalist movements in SEA in the period following WWII? [2008] How far was the process of decolonisation affected by the Cold War? [2009] To what extent was the Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia. the turning-point in the development of nationalist movements? [2010] Which method was the most effective in the struggle for independence in the years from 1945 – collaboration or resistance? Political structures [2007] How successful were attempts to establish democracy in the newly independent states of SEA? [2008] “Democratic government is not suited to Southeast Asia. before WWII. [2010] To what extent was the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 the result of economic mismanagement by Southeast Asian states? National unity [2008] Assess the view that education was more important than language and religion in helping to create a national identity in newly-independent states. [2009] How significant was the Communist influence on the politics of Southeast Asian states since independence? Economic development [2007] Assess the causes of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.

pre and J-O/post.- [2010] “Interstate tensions led to greater unity between independent Southeast Asian states in regional cooperation and security. I definitely have to study both national unity and interstate tensions.” How far do you agree with this statement? General observations Nationalism: There are 2 questions every year. . If I don’t want to study economic development. Political structures: There has been no specific question on the military yet.

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