Stalin's Russia: A New World Order

What happened to Russia after the war...

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  • Stalin's Russia: A New World Order
    • Political
      • Conferences in Tehran & Yalta
        • Stalin Roosevelt & Churchill agreed:
          • Divide Europe into 2.
          • Russia have east as Communist sympathisers
          • East Europe had Stalinist model (Politburo & Communist Party & c)
          • "Eastern Block" emerged that Moscow  controlled  Created trust break-down between East & West Europe that created 'Cold War'
      • Stalin believed the Soviet 'Sphere of influence' had no room for Western democracy
      • Red Army established Communist Gov. in:
        • East Germany
        • Czechoslovakia
        • Hungary
        • Poland
        • Romania
        • Bulgaria
    • Military
      • Atomic scientist Igor Kurchatov led Soviet nuclear bomb project
        • In response to US nuclear bombing Hiroshima & Nagosaki
      • Tests showed Russia & America equal in military technology (competition created)
      • 'RDS-1' first soviet atomic bomb tested in 1949 in Kazakhstan
        • Took  soviets less than 4 years & America 6 years
      • 'Layer cake' first hydrogen bomb tested i 1953.
        • X10 more powerful than 1st generation weapons
    • Economic
      • 4th Five-Year Plan=  Heavy Industry as lowered due to WW2
      • 1945: 45% less steel production than in 1940
      • 26% less pig-steel than in 1940 production
      • economy  deliberately geared for war
      • 7.4 billion roubles allocated to defence spending (in 1940 it had been 5.7 billion r)
      • 40's & 50's= economic growth. Industrial production 1952 doubled 1940's.
        • Exceeding 4th Five-Year Plan target
        • Glass 90%, Cement 75%, Electicity 87% higher
      • 1946-1951: living conditions worse than in 1930's
      • 50% housing destroyed & 90% central heating systems in Moscow didn't work,

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