Important Cold War Policies/Organisations

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1) Cominform (1947)
(Communist Information Bureau) Set up by Stalin in response to the Marshall Plan, abolished by Kruschev in 1956. Set up to see if the Satellite states were obeying Stalin's policies.
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2) Cominform (1947) cont.
Set up to keep a close eye on communist allies and to make sure Stalin could trust the leaders of Satellite states. Yugoslavia left because Marshall Tito (their leader) didn't obey Stalin.
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3) Comecon (1949)
The USSR version of the Marshall Plan. It said that Satellite states had to produce whatever the USSR wanted, then sell it to the at low prices. Stalin claimed it was to build economies of Satellite states but it was designed to aid the USSR.
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4) Comecon (1949) cont.
It allowed Stalin to easily control his Satellite states. It increases tension and demonstrated fear and mistrust between superpowers.
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5) NATO (1949)
(North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) Set up after the Berlin Blockade, for USA and countries in West Europe. If one country was attacked, the others would step in and offer military and economic aid.
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6) NATO (1949) cont.
The West defending themselves from communism. In 1954, West Germany joined - right on the USSR's doorstep. It implied a mutual fear of communism in the west.
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7) Warsaw Pact (1955)
A military alliance set up by Kruschev to counteract the threat of NATO. 8 countries involved, led by the USSR.
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8) Warsaw Pact (1955) cont.
Stalin thought NATO was an aggressive alliance aimed at the USSR. Warsaw pact was in retaliation to this. If one country was attacked, the other 7 would step in to provide military aid and economic help.
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Set up to keep a close eye on communist allies and to make sure Stalin could trust the leaders of Satellite states. Yugoslavia left because Marshall Tito (their leader) didn't obey Stalin.

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2) Cominform (1947) cont.

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The USSR version of the Marshall Plan. It said that Satellite states had to produce whatever the USSR wanted, then sell it to the at low prices. Stalin claimed it was to build economies of Satellite states but it was designed to aid the USSR.

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It allowed Stalin to easily control his Satellite states. It increases tension and demonstrated fear and mistrust between superpowers.

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(North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) Set up after the Berlin Blockade, for USA and countries in West Europe. If one country was attacked, the others would step in and offer military and economic aid.

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