Some answers given by students in written exams are so brilliant that you couldn’t make it up:
- “The peace settlement created a problem regarding Germany and Austria. What was this problem and what were its consequences?”: Germany and Austria were not content with this and were still at war with each other.
- “Why did communism spread in Central and Eastern Europe after World War Two?”: Communism spread because after world war II, Stalin came into power and was spreading communism into the other countries as he was connected to people in high places.
- ‘Putin’ is a post-communist form of government. In the long run, he’ll probably turn out to be right.
- Threats to communism in the 1950s and 1960s include the 1980 Solidarity challenge.
- ‘The aim of the 1919 peace settlement was the establishment of independent, democratic nation states. Why was this not achievable in CEE…?’ ‘They could not achieve it because of lack of transportation and route links.’