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Section 4 - how did the cold war develop? 1943-1956

What was the Cold War?

A war where no fighting actually takes place, however both sides were
involved in an arms race, military alliances, and the use of propaganda. It
was said to be a war of words.

Why did…

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if a button. They agreed to ban the Nazi party and to try Nazi war
criminals, they also agreed to divide Germany into 4 sections, Britain,
France USSR and America. They also came to an agreement about
reparations, where each section would take reparations from their zone.
The USSR also…

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The Truman Doctrine suggested that America had a responsibility to
protect the world. Truman also committed himself to "containment" which
would mean to make ever effort to stop the spread of communism.

The Marshall Plan (1947)

The Marshall plan committed $13 billion of American money to rebuild the
shattered economies…

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this as he felt that the USA, Britain and France were ganging up on him, and
isolating him, and he was reluctant to let America have further influence
over Germany and didn't not want American troops stationed there. Stalin
also realised that Germany's most valuable economic resources were in the…

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Hungarian coal, oil and wheat were shipped to Russia while Hungarian
citizens were deprived of food
Non communist political parties were abolished
Russian officials controlled the government, police and army
Due to cominform popular political leaders and their supported were
Matyas Rakosi

Was Hungary's dictator from 1949 to 1956,…

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An new government under Janos Kadar was quickly made, to re-establish
control of Hungary. He made a 15 point programme that included:
Re-establishing a communist government in Hungary
Remaining in the Warsaw pact


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