Apr18 - Communism in Eastern Europe, 1945-1968 Key Terms:...

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Communism in Eastern Europe, 1945-1968 Key Terms: · Slánský Trial · Nikita Khrushchev · Secret Speech · Polish October · Władisław Gomułka · Imre Nagy · “The Thaw” · Prague Spring · Alexander Dubček · Leonid Brezhnev (and Doctrine) · “Socialism with a Human Face” I. Establishment of Stalinist Rule (1945-1953) Western Europe was a great success, but Eastern Europe was far messier 1955 Warsaw Pact Focus on Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary Stalin wanted a set of buffer states between the USSR and Germany, since Germany had invaded so frequently in the recent past End of WWII 1 o 80% of Warsaw was destroyed by Nazis at the end of the war o Communism was rather attractive Capitalism was largely remembered as a method that had failed after the Great Depression The communists were doing well as Russia was successful Show Trials o Taught the people how to behave in new society o Slánský Trial
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course HIST 152 taught by Professor Hunt during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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