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  info: SOVIET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Soviet Union was socialist in theory and the political organization of the country was defined by the only permitted political party, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
The Soviet Union occupied the eastern portion of the European continent and the northern portion of the Asian continent.
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 Articles - Puppet state   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the Cold War, it became widely common to allege that any given state was simply a puppet of another, a tendency that largely reflected the view that the Cold War was predominantly a conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union.
The United States consistently alleged that the Eastern European members of the Warsaw Pact, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and East Germany, were Soviet satellite states centrally controlled by Moscow.
As a rationale for this action, the Soviet Union expressed the Brezhnev Doctrine, which stated that it was the duty of all socialist states to protect any socialist state from falling to capitalism.
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 Kielce - Part 3
Poland was forcibly made to be a communist state that was not formally a part of the Soviet Union, but a "satellite state" that was tightly ruled as part of the Soviet empire.
The Soviet postwar aim was to get rid of the British mandate in Palestine and play a more active role in the strategically vital Middle East while consolidating their grip on the newly acquired satellite empire.
Toward this end the Soviets committed numerous acts of terror to pressure Jews to emigrate out of the satellite states to be able to join the struggle for Israel.
www.poloniatoday.com /kielce3.htm   (1883 words)

  
 Chapter 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
She also became a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Ukraine and, after election to the Soviet of the Ukraine, was elected as a Ukrainian deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in Moscow.
As for the Polish-Soviet frontier, the manifesto stated it was to be settled on the basis of "self-determination.."This gave the false impression that it might be decided by a plebiscite, thus leaving the predominantly Polish areas, especially Lwow and Wilno, in Poland.
Soviet and Polish communist historians always claimed that Rokossovsky's Army group could not have taken west bank Warsaw in the period August 1 -October 2, 1944, because it was too exhausted by its summer offensive and its supply lines were too long.
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 Articles - Communist state   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Communist states have maintained a large secret police apparatus to closely monitor the population and silence those deemed "enemies of the state." Arrest, torture, "reeducation," and summary execution are all methods that have been employed.
States that incorporate the policies and techniques of the orthodox Stalinist state of the 1930s are characteristically more totalitarian, impoverished, militaristic, and static, as can be seen in North Korea and Communist Albania.
States such as China have benefitted from market reforms introduced by the Communist Party, but attempts to dramatically reform the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev contributed to its collapse as the Communist Party was unable to maintain its grip on power.
www.beadscenter.com /articles/Communist_state   (4006 words)

  
 Israel Almost Became A Soviet Satellite State
With Soviet support the vote switched on Nov. 29, 1947 to 33 in favor and 24 opposed.
The parade and rally were held under the auspices of the "United Committee to Save the Jewish State and the U.N." Formed recently after the internationally minded Communists decided to take over an intensely nationalistic cause, the partition of Palestine (into a Jewish state).
In the early days of the birth of the Jewish state, Haifa was refered to as "Red Haifa." On holidays young Jews would march through the streets flying the Red Banner with clenched fists.
www.stormfront.org /truth_at_last/archives/israel.htm   (737 words)

  
 The East German communists and the origins of the Berlin blockade crisis
Soviet generals, for example, cognizant of their nation's earlier treatment at the hands of German soldiers, permitted assorted attacks on Berlin's citizens, including murder, rape, and banishment.
The fact that the Soviet army won the race to Berlin, and denied Western access to the city until July 4, likely determined that Berlin would be a center of international conflict should East-West relations decline.(6) Stalin recognized the special importance of the Soviet occupation zone.
The Unied States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union had decided by the London agreements of September 12 and November 14, 1944, that Germany should be occupied jointly and divided into three zones, with Berlin divided into three sectors.
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 The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe
The fact that the Soviet Union, and more specifically Russia, was imposing its power on the nations within its sphere of influence did not help it to become a popular ally of these much smaller countries.
The subsequent hatred of the communist system and of those enforced its existence were enough to eventually topple the satellite state system and eventually the Soviet Union itself.
Hatred for the Soviet system and the resentment of the fact that communism was forced upon them was another were the reasons for the satellite states opposition to membership in the Soviet Empire.
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 Satellite state - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
By analogy to stellar objects orbiting a larger object, such as planets revolving around the sun, the term Satellite state refers to a country which is formally sovereign but is in fact dominated by a larger neighboring hegemonial power.
In extreme cases, satellite countries may be virtual colonies with little political, economic or military independence.
Other great powers, including the United States, Nazi Germany and China, are sometimes also said to have (or have had) satellites.
www.free-definition.com /Satellite-state.html   (135 words)

  
 Russia - Telecommunications - Satellite TV, DirecTV, Dish Network
During the Soviet period, the state controlled all means of communications and used them primarily to convey decisions and to facilitate the execution of government directives affecting the economy, national security, and administrative governmental functions.
This centralization forced the Soviet Union to acquire the means to deliver signals over a vast area and provided the impetus for the development of satellite communications, which began with the launching of the Molniya satellite communications system in 1965.
In 1995 Russian State Television was partially privatized when 49 percent of its shares were sold to private companies, but the company remains under state control.
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 Pravda.RU John Fleming: The Shocking Menace of Satellite Surveillance Full version of the article
Perhaps those under satellite surveillance are mainly the powerless, but wealthy and famous people make more interesting targets, as it were, so despite their power to resist an outrageous violation of their privacy, a few of them may be victims of satellite surveillance.
However, the capability of a satellite for multiple-target monitoring is even harder to estimate than the number of satellites; it may be connected to the number of transponders on each satellite, the transponder being a key device for both receiving and transmitting information.
A satellite beam can also be locked onto a human target, with the victim being unable to evade the menace by running around or driving around, and can cause harm through application of pressure on, for example, one’s head.
english.pravda.ru /main/2001/07/14/10131.html   (4675 words)

  
 COLLAPSE OF THE USSR. Free term papers for college, book reports and research papers. Welcome to EZ Term Papers
But at the same time the Soviet Union faced huge domestic problems such as a rapidly failing economy and a one party political system that was not very adaptable to the political and social conditions that the country existed in.
The collapse of the Soviet Union was due in a large part to the poor performance of the country's economy.
It is evident therefore that any breakaway states and any opposition to USSR membership would have constituted a serious threat to the international prestige of the Empire and a complete failure of the satellite state system would almost have certainly resulted in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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 Satellite state - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The term satellite state, by analogy to stellar objects orbiting a larger object, such as planets revolving around the sun, refers to a country that is formally sovereign but that is in fact dominated by a larger hegemonic power.
Cuba was also accused of being a Soviet satellite once it began to receive economic and military aid from the Soviets.
The bloc also accused the United States of having satellite states in NATO such as Italy, France and West Germany, as well as Latin American satellite states like El Salvador and Panama and Asian satellites like the Philippines.
www.grohol.com /wiki/Satellite_state   (258 words)

  
 Commentary Magazine - Letters from Prison and Other Essays, by Adam Michnik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A Soviet satellite state whose current dictator, Wojciech Jaruzelski, cannot, we are told, forgive an American Cabinet member for calling him a Soviet general in a Polish uniform.
...A Communistruled state that is staunchly Roman Catholic and is the homeland of the reigning Pope...
...A Soviet satellite state whose current dictator, Wojciech Jaruzelski, MAURICE FRIEDBERG is professor of Russian literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V83I2P73-1.htm   (1107 words)

  
 Eisenhower Years: 1953-1960   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Since the Soviets had no aversion for interlacing the military with space, they used their new SS-6 ICBM as the booster allowing faster development than with the US's "from scratch" approach.
Moreover, none of the US intelligence services knew where the Soviet factories were, much less their capacity for manufacturing the necessary electronics and other "high-tech" materials required for large-scale missile production.(66) Because of the lack of concrete information, US intelligence agencies turned to their best performer, the U-2.
Beyond the problems in acquiring data on satellites, it became obvious that the US tracking network would soon be overwhelmed by the tremendous number of satellites that followed Sputnik and Vanguard.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/school/awc/au18003c.htm   (4436 words)

  
 Mid 20th Century Hungary
Army, but Stalin himself was unsure as to whether Hungary was too far West for establishing a Soviet satellite state.
Soviet climate, Khruschev ordered that Rakosi be replaced, and an illness was manufactured for him that he would be forced to Moscow
On October 23 1956 a Budapest student protest grew from peaceful to violent to a confrontation with the state police force.
www.unc.edu /~wmckinne/hungarymid20th.html   (917 words)

  
 Asia Times: Russia working to rebuild ties with Mongolia
But Soviets made up the bulk of Mongolia's managerial and technical workers - and they left in the early 1990s.
Mongolia became a Soviet satellite for the next seven decades.
In that time, the Soviets built much of Mongolia's infrastructure and industrial base and stationed military troops on the Chinese border.
www.atimes.com /c-asia/BK14Ag01.html   (619 words)

  
 Russia's Idled Spies
Ironically, the first foreign buyer of the aircraft may well be Poland, a former Soviet satellite state and a current European Union candidate.
Sweden expelled yesterday two Russian diplomats for spying on radar and missile guidance technologies for the JAS 39 British-Swedish Gripen fighter jet developed by Telefon AB LM Ericsson, the telecommunications multinational.
Russian secret service personnel, idled by the withering of Russia's global presence, resort to private business or are re-deployed by the state to spy on industrial and economic secrets in order to aid budding Russian multinationals.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/11-12-2002-30167.asp   (640 words)

  
 Rice Encourages Democracy for Belarus :: Charter'97 :: News :: 22/04/2005
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (search) focused the international spotlight Thursday on a former Soviet satellite state where dissidents are fighting for democratic reforms.
Speaking in Russia earlier this week, Rice called Belarus "the last dictatorship in Europe." Her session on Thursday with Belarussian dissidents visiting with her at the NATO summit in Lithuania was designed to advance the pro-democracy wave that has swept over other former Soviet satellites in recent months.
While the United States funnels about $8 million a year to help the opposition in Belarus, Rice neither endorsed nor condemned street protests as a vehicle for change.
www.charter97.org /eng/news/2005/04/22/dem   (492 words)

  
 iafrica.com | news | world news Hungary says yes to EU membership
Hungarians overwhelmingly approved their country's membership in an enlarged European Union in a binding referendum on Saturday that reunited the former Soviet satellite state with Europe, Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy said.
Thank you, Europe," Medgyessy told a celebrating crowd on the banks of the river Danube, broadcast live on state television.
With 99.18 percent of the vote counted, 83.76 percent said yes against 16.24 percent no for Hungary's EU membership, the National Election Bureau said.
iafrica.com /news/worldnews/228575.htm   (291 words)

  
 Economy (from Czechoslovakia) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
It existed as a free and prosperous state from 1918 until 1938.
In the latter year it was annexed by Germany and remained a German province during World War II.
After the war, following a brief period of freedom and rebuilding, it became a Communist state and a satellite of the Soviet Union in 1948.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article?tocId=199386&ct=   (123 words)

  
 Poland Environment and Ecology
Its location and accessible terrain has meant that the land has seen many wars fought over it, and its borders have shifted considerably over the centuries.
Poland used to be an eastern bloc state and a satellite state of the Soviet Union between 1945 and 1989.
The origins of the United Kingdom can be traced to the time of the Anglo-Saxon king Athelstan, who in the early 10th century AD secured the allegiance of neighbouring Celtic kingdoms and became “the first People and Arts London maps and sites, England Culture People History Map.
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 Russia Reestablishing Relations with Mongolia [Free Republic]
Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to one of the most remote corners of the world when he visits Mongolia Nov. 13.
But Soviets made up the bulk of Mongolia’s managerial and technical workers — and they left in the early 1990s.
Western institutions like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have donated millions to assist Mongolia with its economy — 20 percent of the $1 billion gross domestic product this year — but have made little progress improving the shortage in the nation’s human capital.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a0f66e67a52.htm   (815 words)

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