Cominform and Comecon

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In 1947 Communist leaders from all over the world met in Warsaw. At the conference, the Communist Information Bureau was set up. To spread communism and to protect communist states from US aggression. In 1948 Tito expelled - suggesting to the West that Stalin wanted complete control of the communist world, allow no opposition at all.  Coordinate work of the communist parties of E.E. Same policies as USSR, one party states, stationed troops in each country. Ran meetings, sent out instructions

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In 1949 the USSR introduced the Molotov Plan, which established the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance or Comecon. Linked the USSR with Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and East Germany. Workers and farmers told what to produce. Traded with USSR. Promised aid to all countries that cooperated. Coordinate industries and trade. Bank for socialist countries in 1964. USA saw these as serious threats.

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