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    People say that the Stalin’s Great Purges could otherwise be translated as Stalin’s Terror. They grew from his paranoia and his desire to be absolute autocrat, and were enforced the NKVD and public show trials. When someone went against him, he didn’t really take any time in doing something about it. He would “get rid of” the people that went against industrialization and the kulaks. Kulaks were farmers in the later Russian Empire. (“Of Russian Origin: Stalin’s Purges). There were many reasons as

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    in his way of what he wants, but you might not have heard of this tragic and historic event. The Great Terror, also known as The Blood Purges of 1936 to 1938, was a series of horrific and barbaric assassinations based on the actions of Joseph Stalin. The purges began in October 1936 and ended in November 1938. The Great Terror occurred in the Soviet Union, but mainly in the city of Moscow. The purges were killings that were directly towards government officials, political leaders, leading cultural

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    Under a backdrop of systematic fear and terror, the Stalinist juggernaut flourished. Stalin’s purges, otherwise known as the “Great Terror”, grew from his obsession and desire for sole dictatorship, marking a period of extreme persecution and oppression in the Soviet Union during the late 1930s. “The purges did not merely remove potential enemies. They also raised up a new ruling elite which Stalin had reason to think he would find more dependable.” (Historian David Christian, 1994). While Stalin

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    The Revenge of Stalin

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    every Russian. He even made his wife commit suicide because she did not like the way he disliked and treated the peasants and the less fortunate Russians. The great purge is considered one of the “worst gendercides of the twentieth century”, (John, Adam ".org Genercide." Stalin's Purges. Jones Adam, 2002. Web. 13 Mar 2011.). The great purge spanned from 1937-1938, it targeted all levels of society including children. The children were used as pawns so their parents would confess to trumped up charges

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    Stalin's Authority Over the USSR During the period between Lenin's death, 1924, and the end of the 'Great Purge', 1939, Stalin managed to assert personal authority over the USSR by gaining complete control of the Communist Party and using terror to eliminate opposition to his role as leader. After a successful joint effort with Kamenev and Zinoviev to remove Trotsky from the Communist Party, Stalin turned his attention towards eliminating Kamenev and Zinoviev themselves, as they were a

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    Union: -The purges -The secret police -Propaganda and the cult of personality -Stalin?s economic policies Explain how far you agree with this statement. Stalin ruled Russia from the late 1920s until his death in 1953. There were a number of reasons why he was able to hold on to power. These reasons include Purges, Secret Police, Stalin?s economic policies and Propaganda and cult of the personality. One important reason was the great purges, which lasted from 1934-38. To purge means to

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    Power in the Soviet Union Stalin was ruthless in order to stay in power, there are many reasons that helped him hold on to his position. Through the Purges Stalin was able to eliminate or clear out all opposition within the party. Anyone who threatened his position, or disagreed with some of his policies, was purged. They were purged in great Show Trails, in order for the Stalin to have a motive for punishing them. They would be forced to confess false crimes, such as plotting against Stalin

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    The Soviet Union Under Joseph Stalin

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    Lenin’s death, Stalin wanted to be the Soviet Union’s next idolized ruler. Stalin exiled his competition to level the playing field, then after learning that the exiled could still be heard by word of mouth and by writing, he started his infamous purges. In 1936, there were fake trials held in Moscow that tried Communists and Bolsheviks, these set trials resulted in execution or being sent to work in the Gulags. These were under Stalin’s orders to send all these members of political parties to their

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    repression of poor,persecution of people who were not affiliated and the leadership of Red. Wide spread police surveillance, imprisonment, spread suspicion of saboteurs and executions. During the great purge also known as the great terror, Stalin made sure that those who knew too much about the purge of the Army and Stalin's critics were killed. Joseph Stalin put fear in every soviet by having critics of his policies of collectivization and treatment of peasants arrested and prosecuted. Stalin ruled

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    Joseph Stalin

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    he imprisoned many more. It did not matter who they were or what they believed. He had purges (the removal of people who are considered undesirable), and this was the way he disposed of those he thought to be not worthy. Joseph Stalin had affected many people within the time of his terrible reign. He killed, imprisoned, and left many for dead. Over twenty million people died because of Stalin’s purges. Stalin murdered tens of millions of his own people out of fear and paranoia. He killed to

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