Hist 173 Eisenhower day 2 - Hist 173 Schwartz Eisenhower Administration Day 2 De-Stalinization When After 1953 Where USSR Why Stalin's death in 1953

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Hist 173 Schwartz Eisenhower Administration Day 2 De-Stalinization When: After 1953 Where: USSR Why: Stalin's death in 1953 Political prisoners were released and censorship relaxed Powers of secret police reduced Focus on consumer economy Hungarian revolt of 1956 Where: Budapest, Hungary What: Hungarians revolted and overthrew Soviet military and police forces Inspired by Polish unrest and lack of happiness under Communist rule Hungarians asked for US help. US would not intervene Popular movement - established multi-party system Soviets invaded and took over Hungary Rapacki Plan When: 1957 Who: Adam Rapacki, Polish Foreign Minister Denuclearization of Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany and West Germany Nuclear-free zone in Central Europe Adenauer feared it would be a Russian Trap leading to downfall of NATO

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