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Question of the Day. After a Revolution why would might it be good to have a dictator take control?. Objectives. explain how Stalin gained control of the Communist Party describe Stalin’s goal of transforming the Soviet Union into a Totalitarian State

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question of the day
Question of the Day
  • After a Revolution why would might it be good to have a dictator take control?
objectives
Objectives
  • explain how Stalin gained control of the Communist Party
  • describe Stalin’s goal of transforming the Soviet Union into a Totalitarian State
  • summarize Stalin’s state-controlled economic programs
  • explain the methods of control used in totalitarian States.
why is it important
Why is it important?
  • After Lenin died Stalin seized power and transformed the Soviet Union into a totalitarian state. Many dictators have used Stalin’s tactics for seizing total control over individuals and the State.
totalitarianism
Totalitarianism
  • Describes a government that takes total control over every aspect of public and private life.
industrial policies
Industrial Policies
  • Command Economy
  • Five Year Plan
    • Set high goals quotas for steel, coal, oil and electricity.
    • Government limited consumer goods.
  • Government controlled every aspect of the worker’s life.
  • His methods produced results.
agricultural policies
Agricultural Policies
  • Government seized land.
  • Created collective farms
  • Peasants resisted.
    • Between 5 and 10 million peasants died
  • 1938- 90% of peasants lived on farms
control methods
Control Methods
  • Used terror and violence to force obedience and to crush opposition.
  • 1934- Great Purge.
propaganda methods
Propaganda Methods
  • Instruction in the govt’s beliefs to mold peoples lives.
  • Spread propaganda that was incomplete or bias.
  • Socialist realism
art religion
Art/Religion
  • Soviet writers, composers, and other artist also fell victims to censorship.
  • Stalin could not tolerate creativity.
  • Gov’t controlled newspapers, motion pictures, radio, and other sources of info.
  • Replaced religious teaching with ideals of communism.
education
Education
  • Government controlled all education.
  • University and technical schools were key to a better life.
    • High demand for skilled workers.
do now
Do now
  • Please answer questions 14-16 on page 410.