Britain 1919-39 (CAIE A Level History European Option Theme 4) full notes from the Cambridge International (GCE) AS and A Level. Created in 2023, 32 page notes got me an A* in exam.

  • Class Year
  • 2023
  • Grade
  • A*
  • Number of Pages
  • 32
  • Staff Rating
  • 4.5/5

Get a clear and complete picture of how Britain transformed between 1919 and 1939 with this study guide. It’s designed for students studying CIE/CAIE A level History, but it’s useful for other exam boards too. The guide covers a range of topics:

  1. Political Changes: Learn about the shifts in politics during this time. Discover the rise of the Labour Party, changes in the Conservative and Liberal Parties, the National Government’s impact, and the growth of extremism.
  2. Economic Developments: Dive into the economy’s evolution after World War I. Explore the General Strike of 1926, challenges faced by traditional industries like mining and textiles, the effects of the Great Depression, and the rise of new industries like electrical goods and motor vehicles.
  3. Preparation for War: Understand how Britain readied itself for the looming threat of war from 1934 to 1939. Study public sentiments about war, the League of Nations, the Spanish Civil War’s impact, rearmament policies, appeasement, and civilian preparations such as ration cards, conscription, and evacuation plans.
  4. Societal Changes: Explore the changing fabric of society during this period. Learn about evolving living standards, housing and health improvements, shifting roles and status of women, and the influence of social welfare policies including national insurance and means testing. Additionally, grasp the North-South divide in regional differences.

Packed with statistics, timelines, and insights from historians, this guide offers a concise and accessible way to grasp the interwar period in Britain. Whether you’re aiming to excel in your A level History studies or gain a deeper understanding of this pivotal era, this resource has you covered.

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