Topic 3: Origins and Development of Authoritarian and Single-Party States
The 20th century produced many authoritarian and single-party states. The origins, ideology, form of government, organization, nature and impact of these regimes are studied in this unit.
At KCCIS, topic 3 is explored through an in-depth look at the lives and regimes of Stalin's USSR, Hitler's Germany and Mao's China.
This unit is assessed through an exam of 1h 30m. The paper consists of five sections, each covering one topic. There are six extended-response essay questions on each topic. Students have to answer two questions, one from each topic studied (Single-Party States and the Cold War).
The structure of each section is: