Satellite Nations: Definition & the Cold War


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Which of these was NOT one of the alliances the Soviet Union created to keep its control over the satellite nations?

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1. The Satellite Nations remained under the control of the Soviet Union until:

2. Which country controlled the satellite nations in the Cold War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test what you can recall about the satellite nations during the Cold War. Important points you'll be covering include the alliances that were established to maintain control over satellite countries and when that control ultimately ended.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you answer the questions, these areas will be considered:

  • Country who had control over the satellite nations
  • The purpose(s) for the occupation of Eastern Europe during WWII
  • Reason for the term 'satellite nations'

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define satellite nations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the alliances that were created to keep control over satellite nations and the country who had that control up to a certain point in time
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason(s) that Eastern Europe was occupied during WWII

Additional Learning

You can learn more about Europe after the Second World War in the lesson named Satellite Nations: Definition & the Cold War. Here are the main points you'll be exploring:

  • Geopolitics during WWII
  • Yalta Conference in 1945
  • The reshaping of Eastern Europe after the war
  • End of satellite nations due to debts and political revolutions