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  1. Hi guys! I'm doing my first year of IB, in Spain, studying it in Spanish (though I'd prefer it in English!) I had, as well as you my history exam of Secondary Level, and I was wondering how it had been for you; I'll tell my impressions: The first paper, for me, was South Africa and USA, rights and protests; I could have done it quite better, as I knew all the necessary data. I didn't do it as good as I had expected. In the second paper I had to choose questions from the Cold War and Wars of the XX century. Actually, I hadn't prepared them too conscious, of 123 pages of Cold War I only knew in a good way 15 pages, which were useful for answering one of the questions. For the Wars of the XX century, i was well prepared, I chose a question about the influence of foreign powers in civil wars. What, in fact, was really shocking for me was having only two questions out of six, as previous years. I was prepared for answering only one of those 6 in the cold war, and maybe 2 or 3 of XX wars. I had a little panic before the beginning of the exam, when I had discovered there were only those two questions, but I couldn't open the "questions books" to see if I had failed even before beginning. Finally, I did this part great, I hope! And you guys, how about you? Did you do well in your exams? Did you know there would be 2 questions rather than 6? Was it shocking for you?
  2. Hi, does anyone remember last years paper three?
  3. Hey everyone ?? So, my teacher is relatively bad; he hasn't given us any notes. I have my IB1 end of years in 2 weeks and I would be grateful if anyone would mind sharing their notes with me. Any notes concerning the syllabus are welcome, but especially on imperial russia, Treaty of Versailles, the World Wars and the authoritalian states. Thanks already!
  4. Hey guys, I decided to chose history for my EE and I'm talking about the extent to which german military attacks on civilians of Poland were deliberate (in 1939) Could i have some feedback on the question and also, how should i structure it? Im not sure if i should begin with cases of deliberate attacks against civilians and then analyse them or something else pls
  5. For my IA I am planning to analyse one primary source in "identification and evaluation of sources" section. I'm now confused with definition of the primary source. The source I want to use is a work based on letters of person at the time and has many citations in it. I understand that its Technically a secondary source but maybe I can just quote the person and use it as primary source in my analysis. To sum up, can you take primary sources, quoted letter in my case, out of secondary ones and analyse it as a primary source in OPVL
  6. Hey, for my Extended Essay for History I want to write a comparative essay on Lenin and Stalin and the extent to which they followed Marxist ideology. Is this considered "trivial nature"? Also, how would I frame my question. I also want to utilise case studies from Hitler/Mussolini's reign to demonstrate that a lot of their policies were similar or even the same as Stalin/Lenin's. Some ideas I had were. How successful were both Lenin and Stalin in following Marxist Ideology? To what extent were both Lenin and Stalin implement Marxist ideology after the fall of Tsarist Russia in 1917?
  7. Is anyone doing The Move to Global War for their history paper 1? If yes, what are your predictions, seeing as the specimen was about Japan.
  8. Guys, I was practicing the answer to the classical question of the causes that led to the outbreak of WW1 (examine the role of colonialism rivalry that led to the outbreak of WW1), and lacked some specific examples of historians from each current (revisionist, marxist, and those who blame the politicians and ministers for incompetence). The historiography only includes historians, right? We cannot include, for example, Lenin or Lloyd George? My teacher didn't really develop this and I am essentially for the first time looking at this to answer questions in History. Could you help me out in explaining how I can use historiography to achieve top marks in my essays, and give me specific details of historians who defend revisionism, marxism (communism), the blame to politicians and many other currents you find important to develop? Grateful, Richard
  9. Hi! which do you think I should explore? May Days Barcelona, homage to catelonia, in 1937 Why did USA/UK/others turn blind eye to german & Italian foreign intervention any advice? Thanks
  10. Hey guys, I'm in a bit of a dilemma over my research question for the IB Extended Essay. My research question is as follows: What role did the diet of the Roman Army play in their Egyptian military campaign? Ideally, it should fall under History, but since nutrition is involved, it also qualifies as a Biology topic. My dilemma is, what subject area does this research question fall under, and whether or not it is allowed to write an Extended Essay in two subject areas - History and Biology in this case. I know this might be a really stupid question, but I hope that you guys can help me! My tentative plan (subject to approval) is to write the entire nutrition / diet part of the essay in terms of Biology (including diagrams, reports, microscope images (if applicable), etc.) and then use the historical part of this essay to compare the nutrition to the terrain the Roman Army used to fight on in the hope of answering my research question. I'd also appreciate feedback on this plan. Thanks!
  11. Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone can give me feedback about my EE question. To what extent was the Russian Revolution inspired by Karl Marx? Any feedback is welcome, Thanks.
  12. Trying to choose a good IA Question for IB History SL. My IA is about the Vietnam war...Potential Questions I came up with are: MLK and how he impacted the Vietnam War: The consequence of/Impact of: Entering Vietnam war MLK’s speech College demonstrations: On many college campuses these demonstrations took the form of student strikes, teach-in sessions, and peace rallies. Vietnam war economically on African Americans/White Americans. Opposition to the war from Citizens on the role the US in the Vietnam war Multiple Perspectives: MLK, College Demonstrations, and Gov’t How did the anti-war protest affect foreign policy during the Vietnam war? How did the black anti-war protest affect race relations inside the military? What role did MLK have decreasing discrimination inside the military? What was the consequence of racial discrimination on black veterans? How did hate groups affect the success of anti-war movements? ______________________ Tips, suggestions. Any question that looks good from above???
  13. Ok, I'm trying out a few different topics but i need to know if I could get a good paper out of discussing/investigating the origin of Hitler's hate for the Jews. I know there are many different takes on this but do any of you think it'd be okay? If not, any suggestions? I'm trying to go more on the path of the Holocaust.
  14. Hello! I just wanted quick help with my IA question, I have two ideas and I am unsure about both of them. I'm writing it on the French Revolution btw. To what extent did the execution of King Louis XVI cause/influence the reign of terror? Or To what extent did Maximilian Robespierre influence the French Revolution? I think the second one is too broad and the first one is too narrow, but I am certainly open to ideas!
  15. Hi guys, I want to read Law in university and would like to do a law-related EE. This is the research question I have been thinking about: To what extent did the 1975 china constitution help Mao to consolidate his power? What do you guys think? Thank you
  16. If the question asks for two twenty century wars, does it then also include civil wars, or only total wars?
  17. Hello fellow IB students. For my history IA I wanted to do something related to the Soviet Union (particularly during Stalin's reign). After a lot of time I came up with the question " "To what extent was the battle for Stalingrad the main turning point in the eastern front?". My History teacher likes my question but i'm not sure about if it's a good question, mainly because it seems broad. It seems like a lot to cover in only 2000 words as I have to take in account the battle of Stalingrad along with various other important events related to the Eastern front. I would like to hear some opinions from other people about my History IA question.
  18. If I'am choosing two cold war crisis as Berlin and Cuba, (possibly taiwan to understand and explain us relation and detente for later), which should I study? These are content outline from oxford book: 2. Global spread of the Cold War, 1945-1964 2.1 Emergence of superpower rivalry in Asia, 1945-1949 (about japan after ww2, how they treated by us) 2.2 Communist success in China and its relations with the USSR and the USA, 1946-1949 2.3 North Korean invasion of South Korea, 1950 2.1 Origins of the Non-Aligned Movement 2.1 The Hungarian uprising 2.1 The Suez Crisis 2.1 Cnogo Crisis, 1960-1964 2.8 Berlin Crisis and the Berlin Wall 2.9 Sino-Soviet tensions, the Taiwan Strait and the split 2.10 Cuban Missile Crisis +Any recommendation for the impact of Cold War tension on two countries (excluding US and USSR)? I might choose East Germany and Cuba or China
  19. Hey, i was wondering how you can include, in paper 1 and 2, the historiography and discussion of historians' points of views: write the arguments of the essay and then prior to the conclusion do a separate topic discussing the historiography, or should I include historiography for each argument I use (e.g Imperialism argument and thus include the view of an historian which thinks it was a fundamental cause for the outbreak of WWI - do this for every argument). So far, I have been doing the first, that is, writing all arguments and in the end do a separate discussion (more less 8/10 lines), so that I can then conclude the essay. What do you think it should be done/how do you do it?
  20. Hi guys, I was informed that due to the syllabus changes, it is no longer required to include historiography (quotes by notable historians) in Paper 2 in order to achieve top marks! May I know if this is true?
  21. Hey Everyone, I am new on this site so idk how it works exactly, but basically my history teacher told me that it is time for me to start thinking about my IA topic. Since I have been reading a non-fiction book about Noel Field, a Stalinist American spy, which really grabbed my attention I though maybe I could do my IA on him, or some sort of Soviet espionage. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance Eszter
  22. Hi guys, I have a little problem with my IAs. I mean, I am done with most of them but I am afraid that I don't get appropriate support from my teachers. I really don't want to complain, they're very nice and eager to read my drafts but the fact is that my school last year's average IB score was less than 30 and I am afraid that this was partially due to insufficient teachers' support. And I can't afford to any IB consultations cause they're so expensive. I am doing my best but I really don't want to score very low just because I was not told that there is something wrong with my IAs. I am mostly concerned with Physics, History and English A: Language and Literature. Is there anyone who would be willing to read them and tell if they're OK? I'd be eternally grateful
  23. This guy in my class had 3 months to do history fair. He skipped the period before history and printed out a whole Wikipedia page and turned it in. I **** you not
  24. Hi everyone, In essence, I'm really having trouble coming up with a solid topic/research question for my EE. For world studies at my school, we have to do the language, culture, and identity topic, which narrows my choices, but I feel like the things I'm interested in wouldn't be evidence-based enough/have enough info for a 4,000 word essay. For example, at first I wanted to explore the evolution of French in Lebanon over the years (maybe specifically Beirut?), including the societal perceptions of it and potentially decreased usage in comparison to English. However, I was doing some preliminary research and I just don't know how I would get evidence to back up my claims/have things to write about. Plus, I don't know if it's broad enough to write on and am not sure how it would connect to a global issue. So then I moved to maybe doing something with theatre history, and became interested in the Soviet use of agitprop (basically propaganda in theatre form). But to do that, I think I would have to compare it to the same type of situation happening somewhere in the present, and after some research nothing really turned up. There's a lot on theatre being used to resist the government, but not so much the government using theatre to indoctrinate. So can anyone help me create a research question/better focus from these potential topics? Or even suggest new topics, I'm definitely open to suggestions! Thank you so much!