a Only three of six Balkan states became Russian satellites in the traditional

A only three of six balkan states became russian

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a. Only three of six Balkan states became Russian "satellites" in the traditional sense. A closer  examination of Cold War-era politics in most of the Balkan states makes it even harder to accept 
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such generalizations, as Lectures 22 and 23 will show. Nothing in history is fore-ordained. On the other hand, the same forces that put the Balkan states under the influence of larger powers in the  nineteenth century were at work in the middle of the twentieth, so that Russian control was hardly surprising. 8. What evidence can you find that the Soviets needed encouragement to join the war against Japan? a. The Soviets always acted in their own self-interest in their foreign policy, which is in a way  admirable for any government.  Let's keep in mind also that there was an existing track record:  the Russo-Japanese war, several decades earlier. With the war against the Japanese obviously  within days of ending in WWII, the Soviet Kremlin government "declared war" not to be good  boys on the block or trade for favors or make a good impression, but purely in a grab for the long- disputed smaller Japanese islands that the Soviet Union/Russia had either long wanted or long  claimed already! This was chiefly an opportunistic land grab, a territorial move, in the direct  interest of the Soviet Union itself. Nothing more.  9. In spite of the news of the formation of the United Nations, what controversies remained between the  West and the Soviet Union? a. One of the main controversies between the West and the Soviet Union was freedom of speech and freedom of the press. 10. What was the most awkward decision made by the European Advisory Commission on June 5? a. On June 5, 1945 the European Advisory Commission assumed briefly full control over Germany.  Members included General Dwight Eisenhower for the US, Field Marshal Sir Bernard  Montgomery for Britain, and Marshal Georgy Zhukov for the Soviet Union. The commission  delimited German territory to its territory of December 31, 1937 minus territory handed over to  Poland and the Soviet Union, divided Germany into four zones of occupation under American,  British, French, and Soviet military administration and separately divided Berlin into four sectors.
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