SOVIET LEADERS

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STALIN ~ 1922-1953

Key events during leadership:

  • Tehran (1943), Yalta (Feb 1945) and Potsdam (Jul/Aug 1945) Conferences
  • Truman Doctrine/Marshall Plan (1947)
  • Cominform (1947) + Comecon (1949)
  • Berlin Blockade/Berlin Airlift (1948)
  • NATO created (1949)
  • Soviets test A Bomb (1949)
  • Korean War (1950-55)

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Stalin dies in 1953 and is replaced by...

KHRUSHCHEV ~ 1953-1964

Key events during leadership:

  • Warsaw Pact created (1955) to counter NATO
  • 'DeStalinisation' begins (1956)
  • Hungarian Uprising (1956)
  • Cuba becomes communist (1959)
  • Berlin Wall (1961)
  • USA fail to invade and overthrow Castro at the Bay of Pigs (1961)
  • Cuban Missile Crises (1962)
  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed (1963)
  • Hotline set-up (between Whitehouse + Kremlin) (1963)

BREZHNEV ~ 1964-1982

Key events:

  • USA declare war in Vietnam
  • Israel wins 'six day war' so Arab states…

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