To what extent was Germany the cause of East/West disagreements between 1943 and 1963?
“Ideological differences played little part in the origin of the Cold War.” How far do you agree with this judgment?
Define “superpower rivalry” and assess its importance in international politics since 1945.
Assess the importance of nationalism and of selfish ambition as causes of twentieth century wars. Reference must be made to at least two wars.
For what reasons did the United States get involved in the First and Second World War?
For what reasons, and with what results, was there a civil war either in China between 1946 and 1949, or in Spain between 1936 and 1939.
Compare and contrast the causes of the Russian Civil War and the Spanish Civil War.
May 2000, Paper 2, #4: Assess the significance of either the Mexican Revolution (1910 to 1940) or the Vietnam War (1964 to 1975).
May 2003, Paper 2, #22: “Although it began in Europe the spread of the Cold War to other regions was a much more dangerous development.” To what extent do you agree with this judgment?
May 2006, Paper 2, #3: “No twentieth century war could be called a limited war.” To what extent do you agree with this assertion?