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11 Cards in this Set

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Marshal Plan
economic aid to Europe, refused by the USSR and satellites
Stalin dies
Nikita Khrushchev
became leader after Stalin, was more open to the west, was overthrown by hardliners within the Soviet union
First Thaw
under Khrushchev,attempts to build a closer relationship with the west, the gulags were emptied, transplanted minorities allowed to return, 1956 speech denounces Stalin (but still supports lenin and communist ideals)
Budapest Revolt, 1956
Khrushchev's rforms encourage the Hungarians to seek more freedom,they try to replace stalinistic dictator with relativly liberal communist (Imre Nagy), when he takes power soviet army is sent in to put down rebelion
Khrushchev Ousted, 1964
while he was on vacation, the politburo deposed Khrushchev and replaced him with Brezhnev
Leonid Brezhnev, 1964-1982
replaced Khrushchev, more conservative, old, often poor in health
Brezhnev's policy:peaceful coexistence with the west, USA and USSR were on roughly equal terms of military might, neither side wanted conflict
Andrei Sakharov
dissident,scientist and human rights activist, nuclear physisist, exiled to Gorky in 1980
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
dissident, author, imprisoned 1947-1956, then exiled from the USSR
Brezhnev Dictrine
the Soviet Union has the right to use military force to keep communist governments