social and political ideas that were fashionable in the 1920s such as anarchism, internationalism, and the belief that the nuclear family was a bourgeois concept, were abandoned citation needed. Much of the rest of the world, however, viewed these moves as an aggressive attempt to expand Soviet influence and communist rule. Some historians, however, interpret the lack of preparedness of the Soviet Union to defend itself as a flaw in Stalin's economic planning. Taking into account the role of the internal politics in the Soviet Union beyond Stalins role is also interesting in relation to the Marshall Plan. 2 Those measures, however, were not fully enforced, as managers were hard pressed to replace these workers. (1974) Zubok, Vladislav. For improved access out of the Black Sea through Turkey 's Dardanelles strait, which would allow Soviet passage from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. Citation needed Thus, Stalin assumed that the Americans would need to look to the Soviet Union, to maintain the same level of exports and state expenditures. Also known as the European Recovery Plan, it was a package of aid totalling 13 billion over a duration of four years received by 16 European nations. This situation simplified the task of American leadership and led to the alienation of Communist parties in Western Europe as the public were clearly forming a consensus in support of the American economic intervention (Mallalieu 1958: 491-502).
The Success of the Truman Doctrine was not Accidental, Military Affairs, 29(2. Stalinist development also contributed to advances in health care, which marked a massive improvement over the Imperial era. Widespread immunization programs created the first generation free from the fear of typhus and cholera. At the same time, in a famous Victory Day toast in May 1945, Stalin extolled the role of the Russian people in the defeat of the fascists: "I would like to raise a toast to the health of our Soviet people and, before all, the. Available at: URL: ml Accessed: 16th May 2008. 192739 edit Bendavid-Val, Leah, James. West Berlin was included in this new country in spite of its location. Until 1954, the police state operated at high intensity, seeking out anyone accused of sabotaging the system. In this sense, pushing for integration in Europe albeit something that was only really intergovernmental cooperation at this early stage in reality enabled America to remake the battered and bruised old world in the new world image of a successful and stable economic order (Marsh.
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