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1a Write your own definition of 'the satellite system'.
1b Explain why it was important to Khrushchev.

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1c Why was a settlement of the German question so important to Gomulka and Ulbricht?
1d Look at section (vi). Which of Khrushchev's priorities would be acceptable to the West? Which would not?

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Extracts from a Foreign Office document analysing Soviet leader Khrushchev's attitude to Germany and Berlin, April 1961

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Extracts from a Foreign Office document analysing Soviet leader Khrushchev's attitude to Germany and Berlin, April 1961