How did Stalin succeed?. Key MNEMONIC to remember PILLR. P ositions . Stalin had them all : politburo, orgburo , party secy , Komissar of Nationalities Each of these gave him a distinct advantage Ideology: Socialism in one country
Each of these gave him a distinct advantage
2 candidates that seemed to be the most likely to succeed were Bukharin and Trotsky.Bukharin was the theorist and Trotsky the man of action
Stalin in control and celebrates his 50th Birthday in style
Volgograd is renamed Stalingrad in his honour.
Why was Leningrad or St Petersburg not renamed?