Cold War: The Korean War 1950-53 Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
2a According to the writer, Soviet propagandists were preparing the Soviet people for the possibility of trouble in other places apart from Korea. What were these places?
2b According to Soviet propagandists, who was responsible for the tensions?
2c How were the Soviet people prepared for the war in Korea?

Analysis and Interpretation
2d Why does the writer make a distinction between 'recording the steps' and 'recording the steps which an observer in Moscow could see?'
2e What evidence is there in this source that the Soviet government is managing the Soviet media? Is this evidence reliable?
2f Read Source 3 and then come back and compare it with this source.


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Extracts from a Foreign Office report on the Soviet government's management of media coverage of the Korean War July 7th 1950

Extracts from a Foreign Office report on the Soviet government's  management of media coverage of the Korean War July 7th 1950