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  1. But be sure to distinguish Gaddis's Post-Revisionist and his Post '91 Revisionist arguments. Melvyn Leffer looks into Post-Revisionist as well so it would be interesting to look up on his works as well.
  2. Heya, check with your school to see if they have an account with Jstor or Questia.com. These are some resources in which you could look into the journal articles and books on your subject. Check googlebooks or google scholar too. They do have previews (sometimes quite a comprehensive preview) of related books. Look for primary source documents (i.e. speeches, congress documents, white papers, interviews, memoirs etc) to support your thesis. Also don't forget to get a variety of sources (i.e. newspaper, journals, videos, books, interviews etc) for there is a component which rewards you for an e
  3. Hi Mr Sondergborg, Many thanks for the podcasts. They are quite an excellent resource addition. Was just wondering though - was there a mix up to the link for "origins of the Cold War"? The podcast seems to deal with an overview of the Cold War rather than the indicated Schools of Thoughts.
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    A summary of the instance of successes and failure of democracy in Japan. Includes supplementary notes from pre-1900.
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    Just a sample of a history essay paragraphs
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    A summary of origins, development (on KW and CMC), end of CW and the effects of the end of CW. Discussed methods and essay skills in addressing some of the question types.
  7. Hmmm have you considered arguing how the Korean War was a major reason that led to the swift economic and political recovery for Japan?
  8. You could argue if the Cuban Missile Crisis led to an important point in the development of the Cold War .... That or how paranoia was the main driving factor that led to the crisis in October.
  9. O - indicate the origins of the source. Who said/wrote what when where. Derived from the provenance (interestingly enough this will also give you an indication of the Purpose & Limitation of the source as well) P - In this portion, you need to sieve out the intent of the source. Sometimes the provenance will give you a hint (i.e. President Roosevelt addressing the Congress). reading the mini essay question (Q4) will sometimes give an indication of what the all sources are trying address. From there, you could pick out the source's intent. i.e. Roosevelt trying to gain support from Congres
  10. Just as funny10sport says. The critical aspects are to know your content. This can be achieved when you talk about the topic itself. Pick an essay question and in your preparation for it, do it with another friend or two. By talking about it and having multiple perspectives will help you to consolidate and understand the key ideas needed to address the question. The next step is to simply practice, practice and practice. Writing essays for the IB exam is like running a marathon. You need to start small and with time increase your stamina consistently.
  11. Heya, you might want to first define what the "Cold War" is and it would essentially boil down to about 4 main issues: 1) Difference in ideology 2) Superpower rivalry 3) Formation of rival blocs 4) (which would become more apparent later on) indirect conflict It is true that fear does drive the parties to action but the fear itself can be subsumed under the "difference in ideology". Same goes for the breakdown of the Grand Alliance which is in turn driven by mistrust and fear. Another thing to note about wartime tensions is that by itself it laid the foundations but DID NOT start the Cold War.
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