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THE COMMUNIST BLOC. THE POST-WAR ORDER  TEHRAN, 1943  Stalin sought guarantees in Poland & Germany  MOSCOW, 1944  Churchill & Stalin agreed to share.

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1 THE COMMUNIST BLOC

2 THE POST-WAR ORDER  TEHRAN, 1943  Stalin sought guarantees in Poland & Germany  MOSCOW, 1944  Churchill & Stalin agreed to share power in Balkans  Stalin promises self- determination & free elections

3 THE COMMUNIST BLOC THE POST-WAR ORDER  YALTA, FEB  Soviets given control over Pacific territories  Also given complete control over Polish elections  POTSDAM, JULY 1945  USSR granted much Polish territory  Poland granted German territory

4 THE COMMUNIST BLOC THE COMMUNIST TAKEOVER OF EASTERN EUROPE  Contributing Factors  Few democratic traditions  Appeal of egalitarianism  Communist parties long- standing, well organized & respected  Stalin rigged & controlled some elections Joseph Broz “Tito”

5 THE COMMUNIST BLOC THE COMMUNIST TAKEOVER OF EASTERN EUROPE  Contributing factors  Stalin forced Eastern European countries to refuse MARSHALL PLAN aid  Presence of Red Army

6 THE COMMUNIST BLOC THE COMMUNIST TAKEOVER OF EASTERN EUROPE  Imposition of Stalinism  Centralized economic planning with heavy industrialization  Collectivization of agriculture  Purges & terror  Conservative cultural policies, socialist realism  Suppression of nationalism Trial of Rudolf Slansky


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