What is the significance of the term satellite countries?
The term satellite nation was first used to describe certain nations in the Cold War. These were nations that were aligned with, but also under the influence and pressure of, the Soviet Union. The satellite nations of the Cold War were Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and East Germany.
What was a major reason the Soviet Union established satellite states in Eastern Europe after World War II?
Stalin’s main motive for the creation of Soviet satellite states in Eastern Europe was the need for security. When the war ended, the Soviet Union was the only Communist country in the world and Stalin believed that Western countries were bent on destroying it.
Which three current European countries were once satellite states under Soviet control?
The correct answer is Poland, Romania and Hungary.
How did Eastern Europe react to becoming Soviet satellites?
When the countries of Eastern Europe saw themselves as satellite countries, some revolutionary movements emerged, such as the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the German Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall, etc.
Was East Germany a satellite state?
Although the GDR had to pay substantial war reparations to the Soviets, it became the most successful economy in the Eastern Bloc….East Germany.
|German Democratic Republic Deutsche Demokratische Republik|
|Status||Member of the Warsaw Pact (1955–1989) Satellite state of the Soviet Union (1949–1989)|
Why was the Soviet bloc created?
The Eastern Bloc was formed during the Second World War as a unified force led by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Its initial intention was to fight Nazi Germany. However, after the war, the Union lacked a common goal. These countries then became known as the Eastern Bloc.
What happened to the Soviet satellite states after the collapse?
The Soviet Union, after the creation of the satellite states, now had complete control over Eastern Europe. This created the separation between East and West (as expressed in Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain”).