satellite states and marshal plan

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  • The Marshall Plan 1947 Financial package that supported the Truman Doctrine
    • $13 billion of US money was used to help rebuild Europe after WW2
    • Designed to weaken the appeal of communism
    • Countries taking the trade would agree to trade freely with the USA - boosts US economy
    • Many countries were keen to accept the offer of financial assistance
      • However Stalin saw it as the beginning of an anti Soviet alliance and banned any country under the soviet influence
    • In total 16 countries accepted the Marshall Aid
  • Satellite states
    • Country that is officially independent but is really controlled by another country.
    • Stalin created hem to extend his control over Eastern Europe
    • Czechoslovakia
    • Hungary
    • Poland


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