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Which of the following statements is true of Eastern Europe after WWII?The nations of...

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hongphuc | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted November 9, 2012 at 3:41 PM via web

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Which of the following statements is true of Eastern Europe after WWII?

The nations of Eastern Europe were supposed to have free elections after the war

A. according to the agreement at the Yalta Conference.

B. so the people of each could recover after German occupation.

C. but the Soviets didn't allow them to take place, or rigged them when they did.

D. all of the above happened.

I choose D as my answer for this question.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM (Answer #1)

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You are correct to choose D.  It is the best answer because both A and C are clearly correct.  When two answers are clearly correct, “all of the above” must be the right answer.

The Allied powers did agree at the Yalta Conference that there should be free elections in the Eastern European countries.  It is also true that the Soviet Union never allowed such elections to take place because they were not confident that communist governments would win.  The Soviets felt it was important to have communist control of those countries and were not willing to risk losing it.  Therefore, the only possible correct answer is D.

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