Stalinism 1929-1953

The Stalinism was established by Joseph Stalin in the USSR. After the death of Lenin in 1924, Stalin, that was the General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, gain complete and expelled Trostky. By 1929, Stalin had established a powerful dictatorship. He was named “The man of steel”.

  • Ideology: Russia’s future development to be based on values and institutions derived from the country’s early history and Occidentalized the country.
  • Goals of Ideology: Establish the communism in Russia, eliminate the revolutionaries and built a loyal bureaucracy.
  • Secret Police and Paramilitary Groups: NKDV: (Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del); Cheka “Red Police”; Great Purge:  campaigns of political repression and persecution.
  • Social Organizations: Zhenotdel: educate Russian people on the new government.
  • Military Actions: Arrested revolutionaries and functionaries.
  • Economic Actions: Five-Years Plans, Collectivization of agriculture.
  • Social Actions: Promote women rights, family values and equality.

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