Hello to all or any European friends! If you would like a touch extra cash, no worries, I can lend you some, offer you some! -Do you would like to shop for their wedding rings by chance? -But no, I’m doing this for the great of Europe. The countries of Eastern Europe, new communists seem a touch curious about this Marshall Plan . -It would be nice to possess some pin money . -Hum um … Don’t even believe that American money. In response to the Marshall Plan , the USSR creates the Cominform, a corporation to centralize the Communist Parties of Europe. this is often when the Zhdanov Doctrine is established. -Communist friends! the planet goes badly, it’s now divided in two. There are the great guys on the one hand, that’s to mention we the Soviet Union , country of democracy and pacifism and on the opposite there are the bad guys, with the us , this neo-colonialist imperialist country.
Then the Prague Coup in February 1948 made things even more worrying. -Good come on, Czechoslovakia, you’ve got elections to try to to . Do them. -Me well I’m trying. -Well then, who won? -The Communist Party . The USSR then took the chance to put a socialist regime within the country. -It’s scandalous ? You influenced the vote! this is often not democracy! -Hey ! You capitalists have always done this. -Good then Italy, how are your elections going? -It could also be the Communist Party which will win. -Don’t forget that I even have your Marshall Plan pin money . -Yeah, but actually the Christian party might win too, now that i feel about it. Meanwhile, Yugoslavia, a communist country, will move faraway from the Cominform. -Hey Yugoslavia, what are you doing? you’re a communist, we are all brothers, we must unite!
-No but are you kidding or what? Communist i’m , but you’re just a Stalinist who wants to impose yourself on the planet . In 1949, in Greece the war ends with the victory of the pro-Western government. -It’s good I managed to prevent the Communists once and for all. an equivalent year, the American, British and French zones merge their German zones to make a monetary union independent of the Soviet Union . -He is Germany, you’ve got your own currency now. -No but what’s this story? have you ever created a currency for your area? What about the currency that we had pooled? -Well yes, but considering what you probably did with Czechoslovakia. -I don’t care, I’ll block your Berlin. Indeed, a part of Berlin was within the western areas but surrounded by the Soviet zone.
The Soviets block the flow of products to West Berlin , it’s the Berlin Blockade. From Midsummer Day , the Westerners retaliated by fixing the Berlin airlift . the products will thus be transported by plane. it had been not until 1949, with the UN, that an answer was found. -Listen guys, I’m the UN, I’m a mediator, i do know about this type of problem! within the end, the West comes out on top and manage to impose their currency in their area. They take the chance to make a rustic with the three zones. -Well, here’s Trizone, you are going to become a country: Germany. -Wow! Am I from Germany? I came back to life, it’s great! – Yes, you’re an independent country now, and you’re my ally! -I desire i have been during a coma, what’s been happening all this time?
-It’s not vital , we’ll explain it to you later. -Oh yeah ? Are you recruiting Germany on your own? Without asking my opinion? – you are doing anything. -Well since it’s like that, I’ll do an equivalent . -Hi Soviet Zone, you’ll become Germany! -Wow! Am I from Germany? I came back to life, it’s great! -Why yeah and you’re my friend now! -And who’s the opposite Germany? -Ah no she, she doesn’t count, pretend she’s not there. Then finally NATO was born. it’s a military alliance between the Europeans and therefore the us . -Well here, I suggest that those that are my friends to return with me. i will be able to protect them from the Soviets. About ten countries joined NATO in 1949. – am i able to join NATO too? -Finland.
Remember that we share a couple of hundred kilometers of borders.