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1

When did the The Berlin Airlift happen

January 1949

2

Why did the Berlin Airlift happen

Stalin blocked entry to Berlin from the west.

3

When was NATO formed

1949

4

What does NATO stand for

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

5

What happened after West Germany join NATO

Stalin created the Warsaw Pact

6

What is the Warsaw Pact

It is the Eastern equivalent if NATO with all the Soviet states and the USSR.

7

What weapon did the Soviets develop in 1949

The Atomic bomb

8

Who was elected president in 1952

Dwight Eisenhower

9

What did Eisenhower want to accomplish

Improve relations between him and USSR

Get rid of communism

10

When did Stalin die

1953

11

What problems did Stalin's death have on the rest of the USSR

There was a struggle for power as stalin did not name a suppressor to power

12

Who was elected ruler of the Soviet Union in 1956 after Stalin

Nikita Khrushchev

13

What did Khrushchev want to accomplish

Create a peaceful co-existence

De-stalinise the sphere of influence

14

24 October 1956 (Hungarian Revolution)

Khrushchev agrees Nagy can be PM

15

28 October 1956 (Hungarian Revolution)

Soviet Troops withdraw from Budapest, promises free elections and freedom of speech

16

3 Nov. 1956 (Hungarian Revolution)

Nagy announces Hungary are leaving Warsaw Pact

17

4 Nov. 1956 (Hungarian Revolution)

Soviet Troops return to Hungary, after streets battles Soviets gain control

18

How Many rebels were lost in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

At least 20,000

19

When did the Berlin Crisis begin and end

1958-63

20

When did the Cuban missile Crises start and end

1962

21

When was the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

1968

22

Who was elected president in 1961

J.F Kennedy

(JFK)

23

What was the brain drain

When all the skilled workers like doctors, engineers and teachers moved from west Berlin to east Berlin.