3a Look at paragraph 1. Explain which
part of the Zinoviev letter has upset the Prime Minister.
3b Look at paragraph 2. Why does MacDonald
see the letter as unacceptable?
3c Look at paragraph 3. What does
MacDonald say about the relationship between the Comintern and the Soviet
3d Put this sentence from paragraph
3 into your own words (it is broken up into sections to help you):
No government will ever tolerate an arrangement with a foreign Government
by which the latter is in formal diplomatic relations of a correct kind
whilst at the same time a propagandist body organically connected with
that foreign government encourages and even orders subjects of the former
to plot and plan revolutions for its overthrow.
3e Look back at Source 2 as well
as this source. Is the tone of Source 3 more or less forceful than the
tone of Source 2? Explain your answer.
3f Look back at the Zinoviev Letter.
Do you think all of MacDonald's complaints are justified?
3g Imagine you were a Soviet minister
who had fought for the Red side in the Russian Civil War (Case Study 1).
How would you react to this comment made by MacDonald in paragraph 2?
His Majesty's government cannot allow this propaganda and must regard
it as a direct interference from outside in British affairs
Fill out the relevant line of your Case Study Worksheet.
Look at your answers to the questions on source 3.
Have they provided you with any evidence or ideas which will help you
answer the Big Question in this Gallery?
If they have, note them down on your Case Study Worksheet.