Presentation on theme: "THE COMMUNIST BLOC. THE POST-WAR ORDER TEHRAN, 1943 Stalin sought guarantees in Poland & Germany MOSCOW, 1944 Churchill & Stalin agreed to share."— Presentation transcript:
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
THE COMMUNIST BLOC THE POST-WAR ORDER YALTA, FEB. 1945 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
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”
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
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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