Stalin Achievment of His Aims in the USSR by 1939

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Stalin Achievment of His Aims in the USSR by 1939 Stalin's objectives are easy to distinguish although the exact time of his ascension to autocracy was a gradual, indistinct one. Although from the same party, he differed considerably from his rivals, such as Trotsky's "Permanent Revolution being the antithesis to Stalin's "socialism in one country". Stalin's aims can be called the "Four faces of Stalinism," and, following the New Economic Policy, passed several Five Year Plans to industrialise and improve the economy. The next one of Stalin's aims was the ideological unification and the developing of the "Stalin cult". Stalin also wanted social mobility and a political reorganization using the purges to destroy politics. On the surface, most of Stalin's aims appeared to have been a success. However, it is hard to tell in Russia as official statistics were changed and any information strictly forbidden to the public. Much of Stalin's earlier aims revolved around consolidating power, both by eliminating opponents and rivals, then streamlining his own party with men faithful to him as to ensure that there will be no disloyalty to him from his own party. In this respect, Stalin achieved his aims as the other main possible candidates for power following Lenin's death in 1924, Trotsky, Zinoviev and Kamenev were all expelled from the party, and Trotsky was assassinated during his exile in Mexico in 1940. Stalin achieved this by cutting off the "Old Bolsheviks" and regarding them as the enemy and alienating them from his own party. He was able to do this by primarily emphasising on their different opinions, particularly regarding th... ... middle of paper ... ...ponents. Stalin also used the purges to get rid of disloyalty to him from within the party. However, once started, it is debatable that Stalin did not continuously orchestrate the purges as it gained an almost uncontrollable momentum of its own with the NKVD police and desperate accused members confessing in the hopes of leniency and protection for their loved ones. Combined with the show cases that Yezhov conducted, the list of possible suspects and other culprits due. By 1939, it is evident that Stalin had achieved his aims, economically, personally, socially and politically. They fact that he successfully accomplished these points that he had long since achieved his immediate short- term aim that enabled all the others to happen; to consolidate his power as the sole, autocratic and undisputed leader of Russia.

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