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„Żelazna kurtyna” jako aspekt sowietyzacji Europy Wschodniej w latach 1949–1953


Studia z Dziejów Rosji i Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej T. 52 z. 1 (2017)


Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences


Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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p. 175-200 ; Sum. eng, rus.

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Soviet Union - relations - Europe, Eastern - 1945-1970 ; Europe, Eastern - relations - Soviet Union - 1945-1970 ; Cominform ; Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (RWPG) ; Europe, Eastern - sovvietisation ; Cold War ; Iron Curtain


Sovietisation was the key stage leading to the strengthening of the Iron Curtain sealing off Eastern Europe and to the total subjugation of Eastern European countries to the Soviet Union. In the article, the author discusses various aspects of Sovietisation, emphasising its political, economic and military dimensions, including the reasons underlying the decision taken by the Soviet leaders to force the pace of Sovietisation in the military field in Eastern Europe. An important part of the present study is also the question of persecution of the Church in the states dominated by the USSR. In conclusions the author discusses the consequences of the described developments for the contemporary political situation of post-communist countries in their political, economic and social dimensions.


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p-1230-5057 ; e-ISSN 2353-6403


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eng ; rus


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