cold war - I introduction Europe divided stalins oppression and excesses economic devastaion freeze 1946-1955 1949 germany officially split into two

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I. introduction: Europe divided stalins oppression and excesses economic devastaion freeze: 1946-1955 1949: germany officially split into two states competition between NATO and the Warsaw Pact II. the cold war in eastern Europe a. stalins death 1953 replaced by Nikita Khrushchev his prblm: the communist system was simply not producing the workers paradise it had promised Krus. Was a dedicated communist , but he knew the soviet state needed reform Krus. Wanted to moderate communist, but NOT to end it. Inspired protesters to think that they could actually bring about change b. Khrushchev and the “communist dilemma” c. Cycles of resistance and repression UNIFYING theme: protesters wanted to change the communist system, not eliminate it. c.i. Berlin(1953)- Workers revolted against strict control of the communist regime Put down using soviet force Widespread emigration o West Germany No Berlin wall…yet

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