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CPHS_APIB SS - Dictators: Assignment Overview

Guidelines

Section 1: Identification and evaluation of sources (500 word limit)

·         Provide an introduction to the topic (context)

·         Clearly state the research question and thesis with at least 3 groups

·         Evaluate 2 sources used for research by briefly explaining the nature of the two sources and their values and limitations to your research (not including the packet)

Section 2: Investigation (1100 word limit)

·         This section is the body paragraphs and conclusion

·         Provide topic and conclusion sentences for each paragraph as well as cited evidence from various sources, and an analysis that supports thesis

·         Use at least 3 secondary sources (one can be the textbook) and at least one primary source:

·         End this section with a conclusion that answers the research question based on the evidence cited.

Section 3: Small Group Reflection Discussion (not included in essay)

Bibliography

·An alphabetized bibliography (use MLA).  

Word limit

·         1500-2000 words, Bibliography & references not included in word count.

Ataturk

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (Turkey 1920-1938)

Research Questions/Topics:

  1. Evaluate steps or actions taken by Ataturk that allowed him to rise to power.

  2. To what extent was Ataturk’s republic a democracy? Is this the right word?

  3. Evaluate the extent to which Ataturk’s nationalist and populist platforms’ achieved his goal of a uniform national identity?

  4. To what extent did Ataturk’s policy of Turkification succeed at bringing about a standard Turkish identity?

  5. To what extent did women gain rights under the reign of Ataturk?

  6. To what extent did Ataturk accomplish his goal of secularization?

 

Ataturk Sources:

Habibi, Mariam. “Chapter 4: Ataturk & the Turkish Republic.” History of Europe and the

Middle East: Course Companion, Oxford University Press, 2010. (PDF Link)

 

Cleveland, William L., and Martin P. Bunton. “Chapter 10: Authoritarian Reform in Turkey

& Iran” A History of the Modern Middle East, Westview Press, 2017 (PDF link)

Hitler

Adolf Hitler (Germany 1933-1945)

Research Questions/Topics:

  1. To what extent was propaganda responsible for Hitler’s totalitarian control?
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of opposition groups who attempted to challenge Hitler?
  3. Evaluate the impact that Hitler’s domestic policies after 1933 had on women and minorities?
  4. Evaluate the success of Hitler’s domestic economic recovery policies from 1933 - 1939.
  5. Evaluate Hitler’s educational policies and their impacts on German nationalism after 1933.

Hitler Sources

Lynch, Michael. “Chapter 3: Germany Under Adolf Hitler, 1933-1945 .” Origins and

            Development  of Authoritarian and Single-Party States, Hodder Education , 2013.

            Access to History for the IB Diploma (PDF Starter Source Links Below)

Spielvogel, Jackson J., and David Redles. Hitler and Nazi Germany: a History. 7th ed.,
            Routledge, an Imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. (available for checkout)

Todd, Allan. “Chapter 7: Weimar Germany and the Rise of Nazism, 1919-1933.” The

            European Dictatorships: Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

            Cambridge Perspectives in History.(PDF)

Todd, Allan. “Chapter 8: The Nazi Revolution: 1933-39.” The European Dictatorships: Hitler,
            Stalin, Mussolini
, Cambridge University Press, 2003. Cambridge Perspectives in

            History (See PDF Links Below).

Todd, Allan. “Chapter 9: Consolidating and Maintaining the Nazi Dictatorship, 1933-39.”

            The European Dictatorships: Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Cambridge University Press,

            2003. Cambridge Perspectives in History. (PDF)

 

Mussolini

Benito Mussolini (Italy 1922-1943)

Research Questions/Topics:

  1. Evaluate the circumstances that allowed Mussolini’s rise to power from 1919-1927

  2. Evaluate the methods Mussolini used to consolidate power from 1924-1944

  3. Evaluate the foreign policy factors that led to the decline of Mussolini.

  4. Evaluate how effectively Mussolini accomplished his domestic economic goals 1919-1939

  5. To what extent did Mussolini achieve a totalitarian state 1919-1944?

  6. Evaluate the success opposition groups had against Mussolini.

 

Mussolini Sources:

Todd, Allan. “Chapter 5: The Rise of Italian Fascism, 1918-1924.” The European

Dictatorships: Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Cambridge Perspectives in History. (PDF Links-see below)

Combination Questions

Combination Questions:

  1. Compare and contrast use and effectiveness of propaganda by Ataturk, Mussolini, & Stalin during their respective reigns.

  2. Compare and contrast on how the policies directed towards  women by Hitler, Nasser & Stalin impacted the lives of women in their respective countries.

  3. Evaluate the impact of education and youth organization/programs during the respective reigns of Ataturk, Hitler, & Stalin.

Nasser

Gamal Nasser (Egypt 1952-1970)

Research Questions/Topics:

  1. Evaluate the circumstances that allowed Nassar to rise to power.

  2. Evaluate the methods Nassar used to consolidate power.

  3. Evaluate the foreign policy factors that led to the decline of Nassar.

  4. Evaluate how effectively Nassar accomplished his domestic economic goals.

  5. To what extent did Nasser achieve a totalitarian state?

  6. Evaluate the success opposition groups had against Nassar.

 

Nasser Sources:

Lynch, Michael. “Chapter 6: Egypt under Gamal Nasser 1952-1970.” Origins and

Development  of Authoritarian and Single-Party States, Hodder Education , 2013.

Access to History for the IB Diploma (Starter Source PDF-see links below)

 

Cleveland, William L., and Martin P. Bunton. “Chapter 15: The Middle East in the Age of

Nasser-The Egyptian Base .” A History of the Modern Middle East, Westview Press,

2017.

Habibi, Mariam. “Egypt.” History of Europe and the Middle East: Course Companion,

Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 314–325. (PDF link)

Thompson, Jason. “Chapter 18: Nasser .” A History of Egypt From Earliest Times to the
Present, The American University in Cairo Press, 2011.
(PDF)

Stalin

Joseph Stalin (Soviet Union Late 1920’s-1953)

Research Questions/Topics:

  1. Evaluate the circumstances that allowed Stalin to rise to power 1921-1933

  2. Evaluate the methods Stalin used to consolidate power 1927-1954

  3. Evaluate the success of Stalin’s  foreign policies 1924-1941

  4. Evaluate the success of Stalin’s  foreign policies 1944-1954

  5. Evaluate how effectively Stalin accomplished his domestic economic goals 1927-1939

  6. Evaluate how effectively Stalin accomplished his domestic economic goals 1939-1954

  7. To what extent did Stalin achieve a totalitarian state?

  8. Evaluate the success opposition groups had against Stalin

 

Stalin Sources:

Lynch, Michael. “Chapter 2: The USSR under Joseph Stalin, 1924-1953.” Origins and
Development of Authoritarian and Single-Party States, Hodder Education , 2013.

Access to History for the IB Diploma (PDF Starter Source Links Below)

 

Dziewanowski, M. K. Russia in the Twentieth Century. 6th ed., Pearson, 2002.

(Russian History text available for checkout)
 

Conquest, Robert. Stalin: Breaker of Nations. Penguin Group, 1992.

(biography available for checkout)

 

Todd, Allan. “Chapter 2: From Leninism to Stalinism, 1918-1928.” The European

Dictatorships: Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Cambridge Perspectives in History. (PDF)

 

Todd, Allan. “Chapter 3: Stalin’s Revolution from Above.” The European Dictatorships:

Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Cambridge University Press, 2003. Cambridge Perspectives

in History.

Todd, Allan. “Chapter 4: The Stalinist state, 1929-1939.” The European Dictatorships: Hitler,

Stalin, Mussolini, Cambridge University Press, 2003. Cambridge Perspectives in

History.

Tito

Josip Broz Tito (Yugoslavia 1945-1980)  

Research Questions/Topics:

  1. Evaluate the circumstances or  methods that allowed Tito to rise to power. 1929-1954

  2. Evaluate the effectiveness and methods of Tito’s domestic policies 1945-1980

  3. Evaluate the goals and methods of Tito’s foreign policies 1939-1980

  4. To what extent did Tito achieve a totalitarian state 1945-1980

 

Sources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OSrPnPwxm75sfbA-nq1fFQTdljClY0hcu6k_q2XVYH4/edit?usp=sharing

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