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Life in a Totalitarian State. Lesson 3 Chapter 15.3 Big Idea: Stalin turned the Soviet Union into a totalitarian state that regulated every aspect of the lives of its citizens. Objectives. Analyze the benefits and drawbacks of communist rule Explain how Stalin created a totalitarian state

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Life in a Totalitarian State

Lesson 3

Chapter 15.3

Big Idea: Stalin turned the Soviet Union into a totalitarian state that regulated every aspect of the lives of its citizens


Objectives

  • Analyze the benefits and drawbacks of communist rule

    • Explain how Stalin created a totalitarian state

    • Summarize how communism changed Soviet society

  • Relate how state control affected the arts in the Soviet Union

  • Create a piece of Soviet Propaganda based on evaluated text


Warm up

How did Stalin come to power in Russia? What were his goals for the country?


Activity ~30 minutes

You will be completing a t-chart on communist rule

Working individually you will be assigned a reading

You will need to bullet point the benefits and drawbacks (Totalitarian Control and Changes in Soviet Society)

Write on board/share with class


Age of Totalitarian Control

  • Totalitarian state

    • One party dictatorship; regulates every aspect of life

  • Obedience

    • Secret police, censorship, purges, terror

  • Propaganda

    • Radios, loudspeakers, movies, theaters, schools

    • nationalism

  • War on Religion

    • Atheism

    • Punished Orthodox Church


Changes in Soviet Society

  • New Elite

    • Head of society- Communist Party

    • Industrial managers, military leaders, scientists, some artists and writers

  • Social Benefits

    • Free education

    • Free medical care

    • Day care

    • Inexpensive housing

    • Public recreation

    • Bread plentiful

  • Social Drawbacks

    • S.O.L. low

    • Scarce housing

    • Lack of meat, fresh fruit and other foods

  • Education

    • State supported

    • Outside activities

  • Women

    • Equality under law

    • Access to edu & jobs


The Arts and the State

  • Socialist Realism

    • Soviet life in positive light

    • Promote hope in communist future

    • Themes- peasants, workers, heroes of rev, Stalin

  • Censorship

    • Govt control & persecution

    • Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova

Socialist Realism Assignment


Closure-Discussion

One historian has said that socialist realism was “communism with a smiling face.” What do you think he meant?


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