The cold war

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1. What was happening in Greece and Turkey?

  • They were under threat as they were what stood between the rest of Europe and communism, so they were the USSR's next targets
  • They went to war with each other
  • They both got simultaneously invaded by Germany
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2. Churchill first used the term ‘Iron Curtain.’ What did he mean?

  • He was drunk so he did not know what he was saying
  • to describe the ominous postwar boundary in Europe between self-governing nations of the West and those in Eastern Europe which had recently come under the powerful grip of Soviet Russia.
  • There were curtains made out of iron in Russia

3. Who attended the Yalta and Potsdam conferences?

  • Rasputin and Tsar Nicholas II
  • Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini attended both conferences
  • At the Yalta conference Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin attended but at the Potsdam conference Attlee, Truman and Stalin attended due to Roosevelt dying and Churchill losing the election.
  • Leaders from all major powers in Europe

4. What was comecon?

  • Someone called Con was left behind and someone in front had to call back to him
  • Comecon (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance) 1949 This co-ordinated industries and trade of Eastern Europe. The idea of it was to trade with each other and not the West.
  • A place where people dress up as characters from famous films

5. What was Cominform?

  • Something
  • Having established Communist governments in Eastern Europe Stalin wanted to tighten his control. Cominform 1947. This co-ordinated governments in Eastern Europe. He gave out instructions to Communist governments as to what they must do.
  • nothing

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