Podcast Episodes

IGCSE History Revision (Series 1 to 6)

Series One= [IGCSE] The Weimar Republic

  1. How did Germany emerge from the First World War?

  2. Did the Weimar Constitution make Germany weaker or stronger?

  3. How did the Weimar Republic survive between 1919 and 1923?

  4. Why did Germans hate the Treaty of Versailles?

  5. What problems did the Weimar Government face during their time in power?

  6. Recovery and Prosperity of the Weimar Republic during the "Golden Age"

  7. Continuing Political and Economic Problems in Weimar Germany + Did the Weimar Republic recover between 1924 and 1929?

Series Two= [IGCSE] The Nazi Party

  1. The Nazi Party during the 1920s

  2. Hitler's appointment as Chancellor in 1933

  3. Hitler’s consolidation of power from 1933-1934

  4. Nazi Control over Germany

  5. Opposition to the Nazis

  6. Nazi Policies towards women, families and young people

  7. The Successes and Failures of Nazi Economic Policies

  8. The Impact of the Second World War on Germany

  9. Was Nazi Germany a totalitarian state?

Series Three= [IGCSE] Soviet Control of Eastern Europe

  1. How did the Soviets take over Eastern Europe?

  2. 1948: The Berlin Blockade and 1961-1989: The Berlin Wall

  3. 1956: The Hungarian Revolution

  4. 1968: Events in Czechoslovakia

  5. 1979: Soviet-Afghan War

  6. 1980: Solidarity Movement in Poland

Series Four= [IGCSE] Events in Europe

  1. The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles

  2. The League of Nations

  3. The Manchurian and Abyssinian Crises

  4. The Causes of the Second World War

  5. The Yalta and Potsdam Agreements

  6. Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech and the Soviet Takeover of Eastern Europe

  7. The US Policy of Containment in Europe + Who was to blame for the Cold War?

Series Five= [IGCSE] The US Policy of Containment

  1. The Korean War

  2. How far did Cold War tensions increase in the 1950s?

  3. The Cuban Missile Crisis

  4. The Vietnam War

Series Six= [IGCSE] Events in the Gulf

  1. Why was Saddam Hussein able to come to power in Iraq?

  2. How influential was Stalin to Saddam's rule over Iraq?

  3. Why was there an Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979?

  4. What were the consequences of the Iranian Revolution?

  5. Iran-Iraq War

  6. The Gulf War (Part 1)

  7. The Gulf War (Part 2)

AS-Level History Revision (Series 7 to 10)

Series Seven= [AS-Level] Empire and the emergence of world powers, 1870–1919

  1. An introduction into empire and the emergence of world powers, 1890-1919

  2. European rivalry and tensions over Africa

  3. The impact of European Imperialism on the Africans and how Africans resisted the imperialism

  4. The Boer Wars

  5. The Expansion of the United States of America

  6. The Spanish-American War

  7. The USA's entry into the First World War

  8. Commodore Perry's Visit to Japan

  9. Meiji Reforms

  10. The First Sino-Japanese War

  11. Treaty of Shimonoseki and the Triple Intervention

  12. Anglo-Japanese Alliance

  13. Russo-Japanese War

  14. Japanese involvement in the First World War

Series Eight= [AS-Level] The League of Nations and international relations in the 1920s

  1. Why was there dissatisfaction with the peace settlements of 1919-1920?

  2. Crises and Tensions in the early 1920s

  3. Improving International Relations, 1924-1929

  4. Aims, membership and structure of the League

  5. The League’s Work in the 1920s

Series Nine= [AS-Level] The League of Nations and international relations in the 1930s

  1. The Great Depression

  2. The Spanish Civil War

  3. Hitler's Foreign Policy and Anschluss with Austria

  4. What was the Stresa Front and how did Britain respond to the remilitarisation of the Rhineland?

  5. The Failure of Disarmament

  6. The Abyssinian Crisis

  7. Why did Britain and France pursue a policy of appeasement? (Part One)

  8. Why did Britain and France pursue a policy of appeasement? (Part Two)

  9. The Nazi Soviet Pact / The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

  10. The Invasion of Poland

  11. What led to War in 1939? (Part One)

  12. What led to War in 1939? (Part Two)

  13. Was Britain prepared for War in 1939?

Series Ten= [AS-Level] China and Japan, 1912–1945

  1. How did the Communists gain control of China?

  2. The May Fourth Movement

  3. The Kuomintang Party / Sun Yat Sen & Chiang Kai Shek

  4. How did Chiang and the Kuomintang Party consolidate their power?

  5. The United Front—The Xi’an Incident and the Sino-Japanese War

  6. The Nanjing Decade

  7. The Yan'an Soviet

  8. Decline in support for Chiang Kai Shek and the Kuomintang

  9. Japan's international status in 1919

  10. The Failure of Democracy in Japan

  11. How did military rule affect the expansion of Japan?

  12. The Reasons for Japanese Involvement in the Second World War

  13. The Implications of Pearl Harbour and Japanese Loss in World War II

A-Level History Revision (Series 12 to 14)

Series Twelve= [A-Level] Mussolini’s Italy, 1919–41

  1. The Three Dictators

  2. What was the state of Italy after the First World War?

  3. Problems with the Democratic Government of Italy, 1919–22

  4. What was the appeal of Fascism from 1919–22?

  5. Mussolini’s appointment as Prime Minister in 1922

  6. What challenges did Mussolini face after his appointment as Prime Minister?

  7. How did Mussolini consolidate his power?

  8. Repression in Fascist Italy

  9. Mussolini's use of Propaganda

  10. Mussolini’s Foreign Policy in Corfu and Fiume, 1923–1924

  11. Mussolini’s Diplomacy from 1923 to 1934

  12. Italian aggression after 1934

  13. Mussolini's Economic Aims and the Fascist Corporate State

  14. Fascist control over life in Italy

  15. Did Mussolini succeed in making Italy a totalitarian state?

Series Thirteen= [A-Level] Stalin’s Russia, 1924–41

  1. An Introduction to Marxism and Leninism

  2. How did Joseph Stalin consolidate his power from 1922 to 1929?

  3. The Economic Policies of Stalin's Russia (Part One)

  4. The Economic Policies of Stalin's Russia (Part Two)

  5. Stalin's views towards women

  6. What was the foreign policy of Soviet Russia?

  7. The Treatment of Ethnic Minorities in the Soviet Union

  8. How did Stalin use repression to gain absolute power?

  9. How did Stalin establish a cult of personality?

  10. How far was Stalin a totalitarian ruler?

  11. The Legacy of Joseph Stalin

Series Fourteen= [A-Level] Hitler’s Germany, 1929–41

  1. Problems of the Weimar Politicians from 1929 to 1933

  2. Establishment of the Nazi Party & Nazi Policies

  3. Hitler’s Appointment as Chancellor

  4. How did Hitler consolidate his power from 1933 to 1934?

  5. How did the Nazis control the Youth?

  6. Nazi policy towards minorities and opposition

  7. Hitler’s Foreign Policy

  8. Hitler’s Economic Policies for Nazi Germany

  9. How were women treated in Nazi Germany? What were Hitler’s policies towards women?

  10. How was German life changed under the Nazi Regime?