Sample essays

Sample essays in IB History that are not past paper questions.

47 files

  1. Grade 6: 
    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

    4 downloads

    0 comments

  2. Grade 7
    If you need help with your essays or have other questions please contact me :-)

    6 downloads

    0 comments

  3. Grade 7
    Discuss and evaluate the short and long-term causes of the Bolshevik Revolution, 1917.
    If you need help with your essays or other questions please contact me :-)

    9 downloads

    0 comments

  4. An essay discussing the Treaty of Versailles' impact on Germany.

    105 downloads

    0 comments

  5. An explanation of the reasons as to why the Weimar Republic survived during the 1920s, but collapsed during the 1930s.

    84 downloads

    0 comments

  6. A comparison of Mussolini's and Hitler's methods in acquiring power in Italy and Germany, respectively.

    101 downloads

    1 comment

  7. A discussion of the extent that the Kaiser was responsible for the outbreak of the First World War.

    83 downloads

    0 comments

  8. An essay discussing whether Stalin's personality was the most important factor in explaining the Great Purges. This essay was awarded a 6.

    89 downloads

    0 comments

  9. A discussion of the extent that collectivism was a political success, but an economic failure and a human disaster.

    77 downloads

    0 comments

  10. An essay giving arguments for the chance of survival of the Weimar Republic in that Hitler would not gain power.

    41 downloads

    0 comments

  11. An essay discussing whether Russia did have a chance for democracy in 1917. This essay was awarded a 6.

    37 downloads

    0 comments

  12. An essay describing why Stalin rather than Trotsky emerged as the leader of the USSR in 1929. This essay was awarded a 5.

    52 downloads

    0 comments

  13. A discussion of whether the Bolshevik seizure of power was inevitable. This essay was awarded a 5.

    63 downloads

    0 comments

  14. An essay describing the extent of the success of the reforms of Alexander II.

    63 downloads

    0 comments

  15. An essay elaborating upon the reasons as to how and why Adolf Hitler officially became a chancellor on January 30th, 1933. This essay was awarded a 5.

    60 downloads

    0 comments

  16. A compare and contrast essay about Hitler's and Stalin's roads to power. This essay was awarded a 6.

    170 downloads

    0 comments

  17. An evaluation of Mussolini's rule in Italy between 1922 and 1940. This essay was awarded a 7 (96%).

    103 downloads

    0 comments

  18. This is an essay (history) regarding the idea that nature of modern warfare is more like the nature of warfare from the past and examines how history has a tendency to repeat itself from a militaristic perspective. The essay received a level 7.

    45 downloads

    0 comments

  19. This is an essay that points out the mistakes major civilizations have made in the past and how there are three common factors that lead to the destruction of many civilizations. The factors create traps called 'progress traps'. The essay received a level 7.

    26 downloads

    0 comments

  20. An essay outlining the rise to power of Hitler

    179 downloads

    0 comments

  21. An essay comparing the rise to power of Castro and Stalin

    107 downloads

    0 comments

  22. 0 comments

  23. My essay on the Treaty of Versailles. The question was '“Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace.” Select ¬one peace treaty and, by examining its clauses, explain how the winners treated the losers, and if you agree with the quotation.' Scored 13/20

    68 downloads

    0 comments

  24. Question: “Those who win a war well can rarely make a good peace.” To what extent do you agree with this statement in relation to World War Two?
    Essay socred 13/20

    33 downloads

    0 comments

  25. Topic: To what extent was the Weimar Republic doomed to fail?
    This was used as a take-home paper 2-style exam. It received a perfect score with an American grading scale. Since it's not an exact paper 2, the IB scale is a bit difficult to judge.

    140 downloads

    1 comment