Stalinist Revolution

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In the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 1930s a second revolution occurred within the government, economy, and culture. This second revolution is known as the Stalinist Revolution. The Stalinist Revolution brought with it many reforms that continued to change the state from the Tsarist Regime. The new communist government also caused many political changes. Within the Stalinist Revolution there were many political changes. Along with the political changes there was also another revamp of the economic policy of the USSR. Potentially one of the largest changes to the USSR was the Stalinist Revolution also revamped the economic policy of the USSR. The Stalinist Revolution began in 1928 when Stalin took power in the Soviet Union. After the death of Lenin in 1924, the USSR was left without a leader. Many Bolsheviks figured that individuals such as Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev, Bukharin, or Stalin would fill the vacancy left by Lenin. At the time of Lenin’s death, Stalin held an office known as the General Secretariat. In this position, Stalin was in charge of selecting new members for admittance into the Bolshevik Party. This allowed Stalin to control membership in the party and ensure that anyone who attempted to join the party not only supported his politics, but also owed their party membership to him. With new party members largely supporting him, Stalin had out maneuvered Trotsky by 1925, and by 1927 and 1928 Stalin and Bukharin were in power . Within the USSR Stalin enforced several new policies that shaped the political, economic, and cultural faces of Russia. Within the political realm Stalin was responsible for such major events as the Purges in government, Socialism in one country, and attempts to move away from Russifica... ... middle of paper ... ...inging within the family. The Commissar of Enlightenment also created youth organizations that were designed as patriotic groups that also taught children about communism. The Commissar also declared war on illiteracy and made valiant attempts to teach citizens in both rural and urban environments to read . The People’s Commissar of Enlightenment was a tool used by Stalin to help implant is ideals of what a culture should be into the Soviet landscape, and by doing so Stalin helped push his revolution even further. The Revolution was at its highest peak of success when Stalin was able to influence every member of Soviet society on a day to day basis. The Stalinist Revolution allowed Stalin to control the politics of the Soviet Union, which in turned allowed him to create his own policies that then allowed him to enforce his own economic and cultural ideology.

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