The Soviets Warsaw Pact partners

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The Soviets seemed constantly agitated by their fellow Warsaw Pact  partners.  Following World War II, the Soviet Union occupation of  Eastern Europe allowed a considerable sphere of influence over the  emerging governments throughout the region.  Soon after West  Germany's entrance into NATO (Yorst, 31), Stalin organized the  'TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP, CO-OPERATION AND MUTUAL  ASSISTANCE' between eight Soviet style Eastern European socialist  states.  (Halsall, 1) Following the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953, Nikita Khrushchev began  a period of de-Stalinization with his "Secret Speech" in 1956 (Zubok,  112-113)  Liberalization swelled throughout the Eastern Bloc Republics  and as poor economies reached their peaks several nations began  outright rebellion against their puppet-masters in Moscow.  Later that  year in Budapest, students began mass demonstrations that forced its 
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course HIST 5010 taught by Professor Coumbe during the Spring '11 term at Austin Peay.

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