Tensions 1917 - 1944

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Russia, 1917. What had happened?
The Bolshevik Revolution, led by Lenin, had overthrown the imperial monarchy and implemented a communist system.
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Who did Russia sign a treaty with in 1918?
The Germans. This contributed to later tensions during the Grand Alliance.
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In 1939, which events happened?
The West attempted to appease Hitler by signing the Munich Agreement and the USSR signed the Nazi-Soviet Pact.
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Which two events in 1941 brought both the USA and the USSR into World War Two?
In June, Nazi forces began to invade the USSR. In December, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour.
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What events had occurred between 1939 and 1941 that led to the West distrusting the East?
Nazi-Soviet Pact. USSR domination of the Baltic States. Nazi-Soviet conspiracy to invade Poland.
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What events occurred between 1939 and 1941 that led to the East distrusting the West?
Munich Agreement. Western funded attempts to overthrow the USSR.
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What events occurred between 1941 and 1944 that led to the West distrusting the East?
The lack of aid that the Red Army provided to Poles during the Nazi counterattack on Warsaw (portrayed as heartless). The massacre of Jewish officers in 1940 (this was ignored due to desperation).
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What events occurred between 1941 and 1944 that led to the East distrusting the West?
No Western help received during the Battle of Stalingrad. The USSR bugged FDR's rooms in the Soviet Embassy. West launched a delayed second-front (viewed as the West wanting the East weakened severely).
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