7 marks L1 General elaboration of the general historical development of the

7 marks l1 general elaboration of the general

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[7 marks] L1 General elaboration of the general historical development of the 1990s without due reference to stance of the given statement L2 Rough answer attempting to answer the question without sufficiently relating the issue in question with the historical development of the 1990s L3 Well-explained answer sufficiently focusing on the issue in question and relating it with the historical development of the 1990s Agree, e.g. [max. 2] [max. 4] [max. 7] 149
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- (Source W) “…combined with a deliberate cohesion policy to assist backward regions and countries” / “accelerated a catching-up process of the former peripheral countries of Europe” – The relatively poorer, former eastern European states had been seen as “peripheral” while the capitalist western European states were seen as models, thus making Europe centered on the value systems of the capitalist western Europe. - (Own knowledge) The enlargement of the European Community/Union in the 1990s was indeed the extension of the EC/EU framework and structure to the newly admitted countries, and such framework and structure were based entirely on the economic and political experience of the capitalist West since the end of WWII. The EC/EU structure and procedures by no means modelled on the communist political and economic systems. Disagree, e.g.: - (Source W) “…combined with a deliberate cohesion policy to assist backward regions and countries” / “accelerated a catching-up process of the former peripheral countries of Europe” – The attempts at assisting former eastern European states to integrate effectively into the capitalist western European states demonstrated the latter’s willingness to take the former’s situation into consideration. It was not a wholesale hegemony of western values and standards. - (Own knowledge) The accession of former eastern European countries to the EC/EU required not merely their willingness to transform on the line of the capitalist system, but also the existing EC/EU members’ answering to the former’s needs and practical considerations. It experienced a process of liaison and compromises throughout the 1990s and beyond 2000. 150
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