How did the USSR take over Eastern Europe?

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  • How did the USSR take over Eastern Europe?
    • Poland
      • June 1945
        • Coalition government was set up which included communists in key posts
          • ‘Free’ elections which were rigged ensuring a communist victory
            • Jan 1947
            • Opposition leader Stanislaw Milokajcyk fled to London
    • Romania
      • Coalition government was set up which included communists in key posts
        • Jan 1945
          • Romanian communists held demonstrations to disrupt the government
            • Mar 1945 
              •  USSR intervened and disarmed the Romanian army and forced the King to appoint a communist-dominated government under Petru Groza.
                • Nov 1946
                  • communists won 80% of the votes in the election
    • Hungary
      • Aug 1945
        • the Smallholders’ Party won 50% of the votes
          • Communist Party seized control of the Ministry of Interior, including the police and used their position to root out opposition
            • PM Imre Nagy was forced to resign
              • Aug 1947
                • communists won the elections
              • the Smallholders’ Party won 50% of the votes
                • Communist Party seized control of the Ministry of Interior, including the police and used their position to root out opposition
                  • PM Imre Nagy was forced to resign
                    • Aug 1947
                      • communists won the elections
    • Czechoslovakia
      • Communist Party was popular with Czechs
        • They were the largest party and controlled the police and armed forces
        • Communists arrested opposition leaders
          • Jan Masaryk, Foreign Minister was murdered
            • Other political parties were banned
            • Czechoslovakia
              • Communist Party was popular with Czechs
                • They were the largest party and controlled the police and armed forces
                • Communists arrested opposition leaders
                  • Jan Masaryk, Foreign Minister was murdered
                    • Other political parties were banned
    • Bulgaria
      • 1944
        • a communist-dominated coalition government was set up
        • Nov 1945
          • communists won a rigged election
  • ‘Free’ elections which were rigged ensuring a communist victory
    • Jan 1947
    • Opposition leader Stanislaw Milokajcyk fled to London

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