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Comprehension
2a According to Bonar Law, what was British policy on the Baltic States?
2b Does Chamberlain completely agree with Bonar Law?
2c Explain what the ministers want the General Staff to do.
2d Describe Churchill's main concerns.

Analysis and Interpretation
2e What evidence is there that the attitude of Britain's Cabinet ministers was very anti-Communist?
2f Using sources 1 and 2, is it possible to say whether Churchill was more anti-Communist than other Cabinet ministers?

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Extract from the minutes of a meeting of the British War Cabinet in March 1919. This extract contains comments from Austen Chamberlain, Andrew Bonar Law and Winston Churchill about the situation in Russia

Extract from the minutes of a meeting of the British War Cabinet in March 1919. This extract contains comments from Austen Chamberlain, Andrew Bonar Law and Winston Churchill about the situation in Russia
Extract from the minutes of a meeting of the British War Cabinet in March 1919. This extract contains comments from Austen Chamberlain, Andrew Bonar Law and Winston Churchill about the situation in Russia