Recovery Strategies in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe


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Which organization offered an alternative to Marshall Plan, and was intended to foster economic cooperation among the Eastern Bloc states?

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1. Mikhail Gorbachev introduced elements of free market economics in his restructuring program called:

2. The American program to help war-torn Europe recover was called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What happened in the USSR and Eastern Europe after WWII? You'll need to know about organizations, leaders and programs involved in this recovery if you want to pass this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how well you can answer questions on the following:

  • Mikhail Gorbachev's restructuring program
  • America's program for Europe
  • Planned economy characteristics
  • What helped the Soviet recovery
  • Organization developed to promote economic cooperation among Eastern Bloc states

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding post-war USSR
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various plans in place for this region after WWII
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the concept of a planned economy and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the effect of World War II on the USSR and Eastern Europe, review the lesson called Recovery Strategies in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. This lesson looks at the following objectives:

  • Details the European Recovery Program
  • Explains Soviet recovery strategies
  • Covers Gorbachev's impact
  • Reviews Five Year Plans