The conclusion is where you answer your essay question by making a judgement based on the weight of arguments and evidence. No new evidence should be presented in the conclusion.
Conclusion based on the EE title: 'To what extent was the Danish Resistance Movement successful in disrupting the Nazi occupation of Denmark?'
'The surrender of Germany in Denmark was announced on the BBC news in Danish on 4th May 1945 at 8.35pm, and became effective on 5 May at 8am. The Danish resistance itself did not cause the surrender of the Germans as it was the victory of the allies that forced Germany to surrender Denmark. Nevertheless, the Danish Resistance Movement was successful throughout the five-year occupation in disrupting Nazi rule. The Danes refused to be seen as being official allies of Germany and caused havoc for their occupiers throughout the years, reaching a peak in 1943 when Best declared a state of emergency.
The Danes used all the methods they could to cause disturbances for the Nazis whether they were violent methods, like constant sabotage of industries or strikes which led to violence with the German troops, or peaceful methods, such as publishing millions of pamphlets and newspapers. They used their proximity to Sweden to great effect, managing to evacuate nearly all their Jewish population there by sea. The support for the allies that the resistance showed throughout the occupation caused disruption for the Nazis to a great extent too: it was the equipment from Britain that supplied the saboteurs with weapons as well as being used to train men who would later parachute into Denmark to help with the resistance.
At the end of the second world war Denmark was officially recognised as one of the Allies by the rest of the world. The Danes had primarily received this title due to the nationalistic movement of the resistance in denying their occupier's rule by causing disturbances for the Nazis throughout the war. Half of the Danish post-war government were key representatives of the resistance, showing that they had a huge impact not only on the Nazi occupation but also in rebuilding post-war Denmark.'
Criterion H: Conclusion
0 - Little or no attempt is made to provide a conclusion that is relevant to the research question.
1 - A conclusion is attempted that is relevant to the research question but may not be entirely consistent with the evidence presented in the essay.
2 - An effective conclusion is clearly stated; it is relevant to the research question and consistent with the evidence presented in the essay. It should include unresolved questions where appropriate to the subject concerned.