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What is comecon?

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The council for mutual assistance founded in 1949 was the soviet response to marshal aid.

It was supposed to be a means by which the Soviet Union could financially support countries in eastern Europe.

In reality it was used by the soviets to:

-control the economies of these states

-give soviets access to their resources

-encourage countries to specialize in things; Czechoslovakia to concentrate on heavy industry. Romania to concentrate on production of food etc.

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