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Unformatted text preview: No strong history of independence except Poland Consequences of 1945 Easter Europe has no sense of self Milan Kundera Collaborationist regimes Comulka Marshall Tito Yugoslavia o Stays communist but expelled from ComInfo 1948 Hoxha Albania o 1960 stays communist but aligns self with China Soviet Union o Stalin great successful leader of WWII o Monuments to WWII glory o Church important Stalin willing to relax restrictions III. Success Economic takeup urbanization 1950s/60s o Stagnation 1970s/80s Many people buy into communism o Offers jobs, welfare, etc o Mary FUlbrook Destalinization post 1953 khruschev o Gives hope to people in Easter Europe makeover regime Technological prestige & success...
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