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The Weimar Republic 1919-1933

The Weimar Republic is the term used to describe the German democratic republic that lasted from 1919 until 1933. The republic was established after workers and troops revolted in early 1918 against the government’s refusal to end the First World War. On November 9, Kaiser Wilhelm II fled the country…

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WERE THE PEACE TREATIES OF 1919-23 FAIR?

Motives of the Big Three   Georges Clemenceau, Prime Minister of France, President Woodrow Wilson of the USA and David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of Great Britain, dominated the Conference and made the main decisions. They also met in secret, as the Council of Four, with the Prime Minister of…

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TO WHAT EXTENT WAS THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS A SUCCESS?

How successful was the League in the 1920s?   On the one hand it is clear that the League succeeded in encouraging cooperation as can be seen in the agencies. It also had some successes in keeping the peace. However when it concerned the interests of powerful countries the limits…

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WHY WAS HITLER ABLE TO DOMINATE GERMANY BY 1934?

What did the Nazi Party stand for in the 1920s?   What did Hitler believe – Hitler’s background How did his background form Hitler’s opinions: Anti-Semitism and hatred of foreigners developed while a virtual down and out between 1909-1914 while he attempted to make a living as an artist. Nationalism,…

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WHY HAD INTERNATIONAL PEACE COLLAPSED BY 1939?

What were the long-term consequences of the peace treaties of 1919-23? German Anger In the 1920s the Germans called the Treaty of Versailles the ‘Diktat’, the ‘dictated peace’. They resented: the loss of so much territory, especially the splitting of East Prussia from the rest of Germany. The loss of…

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IBDP English paper 1 Guidelines

When planning for paper 1, keep the following guidelines in mind: Read both the passages and then decide on the text you wish to respond to. Annotate the text in the first 15/20 minutes and identify evidence to comment on: Overview • Themes • Setting • Tone (author’s / poet’s)…

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Notes on Peace Treaties after WWI

Dates to remember: • 1870- Alsace Lorraine taken from France • WW1- 1914-1918 • 1917- Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (Germany took advantage of treaty and took over Brest-Litovsk) • 1917- when USA joined the war • 1919- Treaty of Versailles, Treaty of St Germain, Treaty of Neuilly • 1920- Treaty of…

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Notes on Germany (1919-1945) – Depth Study

Germany – 1900-1914 • Powerful Military • Major Trade Partner • Prosperity And Glory • Kaiser’s Dictatorship/Achievements Successful Germany – 1914-1918 • Dismembered Military • Flu Epidemic • Meager Rations • Defeated Nation Was Forced To Accept The War Guilt Armistice: The Laying Down Of Arms (1918) Signing Of Terms…

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Analysis of Madame Bovary

Analysis of Madame Bovary Background Analysis of Madame Bovary – Madame Bovary, which came out in 1856, was Gustave Flaubert’s first published novel. It focuses on the life of a provincial doctor’s wife who gets into affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape from the boredom of…

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where i come from by elizabeth brewster
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Line-by-line Analysis of ‘Where I come from’ by Elizabeth Brewster

Line-by-line Analysis of ‘Where I come from’ by Elizabeth Brewster Line-by-line Analysis of ‘Where I come from’ by Elizabeth Brewster – This is a free verse. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme. In fact, it reads like prose. 1) The poet opens with a very profound statement saying…

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Line-by-line Analysis of ‘The Planners’ by Boey Kim Cheng

Line-by-line Analysis of ‘The Planners’ by Boey Kim Cheng The Planners By Boey Kim Cheng The poet addresses his unhappiness and anger at the rapid urbanization all around. He believes that the only people to blame are the real estate ‘planners’ whose only objective is to make money. 1) The…

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The Cockroach
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Analysis of ‘The Cockroach’ by Kevin Halligan

Analysis of ‘The Cockroach’ by Kevin Halligan Analysis of ‘The Cockroach’ by Kevin Halligan 1) This sonnet is an extended metaphor of the poet’s life, which is revealed as he observes an insignificant insect, a cockroach closely. Halligan uses the word ‘giant’ to establish the extended metaphor and disclose how…

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Line-by-line Analysis of ‘The City Planners’ by Margaret Atwood

Analysis of ‘The City Planners’ by Margaret Atwood The City Planners By Margaret Atwood Like ‘The Planners’ by Boey Kim Cheng, ‘The City Planners’ by Margaret Atwood also addresses the effects of rapid urbanization and the monopoly of the planners. 1-2) As she cruises along with a residential complex on…

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Analysis of ‘Summer Farm’ by Norman MacCaig

Analysis of ‘Summer Farm’ by Norman MacCaig Analysis of ‘Summer Farm’ by Norman MacCaig 1) The poet uses a simile to compare the dried grass lying around the farm to lightning that has been tamed. 2) He uses vivid visual imagery to give the reader a picture of how the…

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Line-by-line Analysis of ‘Pike’ by Ted Hughes

Line-by-line Analysis of ‘Pike’ by Ted Hughes Pike by Ted Hughes Line-by-line Analysis of ‘Pike’ by Ted Hughes – Ted Hughes makes his passion for angling very evident in the poem. The poem can be divided into three distinct parts (1) the description of the fish (2) the description of…

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