The Great Depression
- What were the causes of the Great Depression (1929) in any two countries of the region?
- Compare the response of the USA and that of any one other country of the American area to the problems and challenges of the Great Depression.
- What changes in economic philosophy did the Great Depression produce in the Americas? Reference should be made to at least two countries in the region.
- Discuss the political and social consequences of the Great Depression in the USA and in one other country of the Americas.
The Second World War
- How and to what extent are the course and outcome of a war determined by its location? Answers should refer to: (a) the terrain and theatre of the war; (b) communications and supply lines; (c) distribution of population; (d) types of weapons/armaments. Answer with reference to any ONE war in the twentieth century.
- In what ways, and to what extent, was the Second World War "total war"?
- To what extent did changes in military tactics and strategies determine the outcome of twentieth century wars?
- In what ways did advances in technology affect the nature and outcome of the Second World War?