may 5, 1953 - Stalin's death
Stalin's death led to a temporary thaw in Cold War tensions. Austria regained its sovereignty and became an independent, neutral nation after the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the country.
His Death also set off a power struggle within the Soviet Union. The next year, Khrushchev denounced Stalin and his policies at the 20th Communist Party conference.
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Y10 Elective Cold War Museum Assessment 2
Y10 Elective Cold War Museum Assessment