UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG B.A. : FINAL EXAMINATION (PART II) HISTORY: Ill. 2 EUROPE SINCE THE FIRST WORLD \JAR May 5, 1987 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Answer FOUR questions. 1. "The failure of the victorious powers to resolve the 'German problem' after the First World War made a second war with Germany inevitable in Europe." Discuss. 2. How successful was Lenin in implementing his ideas ~n Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution? 3. Assess the effects of World War I and World War II on Britain. 4. "Whilst the Weimar Republic's inherent weaknesses doomed it to collapse it was by no means inevitable that Hitler and the Nazi Party would replace it: other solutions were possible." Discuss. 5. Assess the significance of the Great Purges and Treason Trials 1936-38 ~n Soviet history. 6. Why did so many intellectuals in Europe abandon their faith in democracy and turn to extremist ideologies such as Fascism, Nazism and Communism in the years between the two World Wars?
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