Presentation on theme: "1) What was the “Iron Curtain”? A comment made in a speech by Churchill that insinuated that the Soviets hid their policies and actions from the rest."— Presentation transcript:
1) What was the “Iron Curtain”? A comment made in a speech by Churchill that insinuated that the Soviets hid their policies and actions from the rest of the world.
2) Where did Churchill believe the curtain stretched from and to? The Baltic Sea to the Adriatic Sea.
3) Why did Britain and the USA not intervene in Poland? Because they accepted Poland was within the USSR’s sphere of interest.
4) How did the USSR tighten its control of Romania? Joining the Romanian Socialist Party with the Communists in March 1946.
5) How did the USSR tighten its control of Bulgaria? (2) Had a puppet, Communist dominated Bulgarian government in place. Later liquidated opposition, nationalised industry, collectivised agriculture and created a one party state.
6) How was Yugoslavia different? Natural Communist government had formed without Soviet influence, under leadership of Tito.
7) Why were Czechoslovakia & Hungary not able to remain as ‘bridges’ between Eastern and Western Europe? (2) Czech- Truman Doctrine left them unable to sit on the fence- forced to be a lackey of the Soviet government Hungary- Increasingly drawn into the Soviet bloc through Soviet use of ACC position
8) What happened to France, Italy & Finland? (3) France & Italy- acted as bridges until the Paris Conference, where they accepted US aid Finland- Stalin wasn’t interested
9) What was the real glue of the Grand Alliance? Hitler!
10) What do many historians argue was the turning point in the alliance relations? The Truman Doctrine & Marshall Plan