A break from the norm, here's a quick audio on how to think about studying history and sitting exam papers. If you've got some January exams coming up, listen to this, I've included a few thoughts on some general principals that examiners want to see.
After 1917 there were radical changes to almost every walk of life, women, children and families all radically altered as service to the new Communist state took centre stage in everyone's lives.
How did Lenin impose his own ideas of the role and the nature of individuals on the rest of Russia? Listen to this podcast for the answers.
Why did Trotsky, the hero of the Red Army and the most likely candidate to succeed Lenin, fail to become leader of the USSR after his death?
How did Stalin use his position to build a powerbase of mass support?
How and why did the Holocaust develop from persecution to mass murder? Was there a long term plan or did the chaos of Nazism drive events along?
In exploring these questions, we can examine the historiography behind the Holocaust, and evaluate it with evidence.
Pub Date: Jan 04, 2013
Explaining Nazi Germany Part Two (Chaos and Hitler's Style of Government)
Why was Hitler's government so chaotic? Was it part of an orchestrated chaos? What were the results of government ministries fighting one another to please the Fuhrer?
These are essential areas to address at A Level and GCSE, listen to this recording for an analysis of these questions.
This is the first in six podcasts designed specifically with students of Nazi Germany in mind. In the run up to exam time, I will examine some of the core questions behind the study of Nazism, and hopefully dispel a few myths or misconceptions.
Did the Nazis have to use mass terror to maintain support for themselves? Or did the German people have a far more complex and sometimes contradictory relationship with the regime that ruled them? This podcast explores the extent to which Nazism relied on terror and consent.