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Comprehension

6a Look back at question 5a in Source 5. Imagine you are a teacher setting the same kind of task for your students. Draw up the table and fill the statements to be examined in the left hand column.

Statement Writer of Source 6 would say this is true / false because …
   
   
   
   
   
   


Analysis and Interpretation
6b Compare Stalin's view of his policies with Bevin's view of Stalin's policies in Source 5.
In what ways are they different? Which one seems more reasonable?
6c Imagine Source 6 was Stalin's answer to one of your questions in the TV debate. What questions would you ask him next? (You might want to ask about his views of the rights of the countries he mentions - Hungary, Poland etc.)

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The Big Question
Look at your answers to the questions on source 6.
  • 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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    Stalin's comments on his policies in Eastern Europe, printed in the Communist Party newspaper Pravda in March 1946

    Stalin's comments on his policies in Eastern Europe, printed in the Communist Party newspaper Pravda in March 1946
    Stalin's comments on his policies in Eastern Europe, printed in the Communist Party newspaper Pravda in March 1946