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1

What did Malenkov want to happen with eastern Europe?

He wanted to focus on rebuilding Russia's industry instead

2

What did Litvinov want to happen with eastern Europe?

He wanted to have a sphere of influence in eastern europe

3

When did Albania convert to communism?

January 1946

4

When did Romania convert to communism?

February 1945

5

When did Bulgaria convert to communism?

October 1946

6

When did Hungary convert to communism?

August 1947

7

When did Czechoslovakia convert to communism?

February 1948

8

When did Poland convert to communism?

January 1947

9

When did East Germany convert to communism?

October 1949

10

How was communism established in Hungary?

Rigged elections

11

How was communism established in Czechoslovakia?

A communist coup overthrew the government

12

When was trizonia formed?

1947

13

When was the Berlin Blockade?

24th June 1948- 12th may 1949
324 days

14

What was the Berlin Blockade?

Stalin cut off supplies from west Berlin
this was possible as Berlin was in the soviet zone of Germany

15

How many tonnes of supplied were given to Berlin during the Berlin airlift?

13000 tonnes

16

What were the effects of the Berlin Blockade/Airlift?

Demonstrated the commitment of the USA to challenge communism
Humiliated Stalin
Showed that Stalin was unwilling to engage the US military

17

What did west Germany become and when?

Federal Republic of Germany
23rd may 1949

18

What did east Germany become and when?

German Democratic Republic
7th October 1949