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Russia and the Soviet Union 1914-1945 - Year 12 Modern History

Soviet Foreign Policy

SOVIET FOREIGN POLICY

After internal struggles within the Communist Party, Stalin wanted to shore up the strength of the USSR and this was reflected in Soviet foreign policy. Strategic alliances and changes in internal policies were a key part of this. 

 

Key areas for research in this area include:

  • What impact did the Munich settlement have on USSR policy? 
  • Why did Stalin form a pact with Nazi Germany? 
  • How did the West view and relate to the USSR and its leadership?

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