Cold War: Soviet Policy 1945-48 Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
2a What are the three main points made about Soviet policy in paragraph 5?
2b Make your own list of the 5 main aims of Soviet policy listed in paragraph 11.

Analysis and Interpretation
2c This is a British intelligence report on Soviet aims. Does that make it an unreliable source? Explain your answer.
2d Compare the style of this source with Source 1. How are they similar or different in terms of:
a) what they say?
b) how they say it?

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The Big Question
Look at your answers to the questions on source 2.
  • Has this source given you any ideas about awkward questions to ask the leaders?
  • What evidence have you found which you think they will find hard to explain?
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    Part of a report summarising the British government's view of Soviet policies 1946-47

    Part of a report summarising the British government's view of Soviet policies 1946-47