Eastern Bloc Questions

  1. Who was the leader of Hungary in 1956?
  2. Give two reasons why Hungarians were annoyed by Soviet rule in 1956.
  3. When was the Berlin Wall built?
  4. What year was the Prague Spring?
  5. Briefly, what was the "Breshnev Doctrine"?
  6. In what Polish town was the trade union Solidarity founded?
  7. Give two reasons why East Germany built the Berlin Wall.
  8. When was the Warsaw Pact formed?
  9. What does NATO stand for?
  10. How many demands did Solidarity present to the Polish communist government in 1980?

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  1. Who was leader of the USSR during both the Hungarian Uprising and the building of the Berlin Wall?
  2. Give two reasons why Krushchev treated Hungary so harshly in 1956.
  3. Which East German leader is sometimes refered to as the "architect" of the Berlin Wall?
  4. Name three countries that were members of the Warsaw Pact.
  5. Give two reasons why the USSR was concerned about developments in Czechoslovakia in 1968.
  6. Who was leader of Solidarity in the 1980s?
  7. In what year did the Soviet Union successfully test its first nuclear bomb?
  8. Name and translate Gorbachev's two 1986 key reform policies.
  9. Why didn't the USSR invade Poland in 1981 when Solidarity were campaigning so hard for reforms?
  10. Who was leader of Czechoslovakia in 1968?

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