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What are the 3 factors? (PEM)

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Political
Economic
Military

2
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What are the 3 factors?

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Political
Economic
Military

3
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Explain the Political Factor

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> Yalta conference = disagreement with Churchill and Roosevelt - so establishes soviet governments across Eastern Europe
Eastern Bloc
Cold War - allowed Stalin to keep control of USSR and get support from other Eastern communist leaders

4
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Explain the Economic Factor

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> Stalin’s war geared economy
Priorities of the 4the 5yp
‘Economic Boom’
Link = nuclear weaponryaaaa

5
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Explain Military Factor

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Victory of WW2 (lead to Yalta Conference - for victorious countries)
Creation of Nuclear Weapons - 1949
Established equality with USA

6
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What month and year was the Yalta Conference? (Political)

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Feb 1945

7
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Who lead the Military in Nuclear Weaponry? (military)

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Igor Kurchatov

8
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When was the First nuclear bomb completed?

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1949 - two years quicker than USA

9
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What was the Economic Boom? (Economic)

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By 1952, production was double that of 1940