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The Soviet Union Under Stalin

The Soviet Union Under Stalin

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The Soviet Union Under Stalin

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  1. The Soviet Union Under Stalin Objective 1: Explain Stalin’s methods of control and the changes they brought to Soviet society. Objective 2: Explain the facets of totalitarianism

  2. 1924: Lenin dies…begins a struggle over power in the Politburo v. Trotsky Sentences all those who oppose him to exile, prison, or death 1929: Stalin becomes dictator; all soviet councils are puppets Stalin

  3. The Five Year Plans • Aimed at building industry, transportation, and increasing farm output • All economic activity under government control – command economy • Increased production – but at a large cost of human life

  4. Forced Relocations

  5. Collectives • Agriculture under government control • Created collectives – large farms owned and supplied by the government, operated by peasants • Initially not supported • Stalin had kulaks (wealthy farmers) punished • Created the “Terror Famine” • Policies did not increase farm output

  6. Terror Famine

  7. Stalin’s Russia • Use of force and propaganda increase • Secret police (KGB) established • Arrest and kill any who opposed the state • “Re-educate” any who doubted the greatness of the state • Purges • All religion was outlawed, cult of Stalin created • Party leaders become the rich upper class

  8. Propaganda

  9. Gulags

  10. Foreign Policy • Comintern • Supported revolutionary activities outside of the Soviet Union • Caused G.B. and other countries to break off relations with the Soviet Union • Joined the League of Nations • Mistrust