Methods of Control Under Stalin

Arni Lewis
Mind Map by Arni Lewis, updated more than 1 year ago
Arni Lewis
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A/2 History Mind Map on Methods of Control Under Stalin, created by Arni Lewis on 12/10/2014.

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Methods of Control Under Stalin
1 Terror
1.1 NKVD
1.2 Gulags
1.3 Show Trials
1.4 these all encouraged denunciations and caused a quicksand society
2 1936-38: Purges
2.1 Purged from all walks of life
2.1.1 Political
2.1.1.1 Kamenev, Zinoviev
2.1.1.2 Rykov, Bukharin
2.1.2 Secret Police
2.1.2.1 Yagoda
2.1.3 Industrial
2.1.3.1 Pyatakov
2.1.4 Army
2.1.4.1 Radek
2.1.4.2 Tukhachevsky
3 Economic policies
3.1 collectivisation
3.2 5 Year Plan
4 Creation of a cult personality
4.1 Socialist Realism: early 30s; all mediums support the state
5 Three stages of Terror: 1930-34 Chitska 1934-36 Violent purges 1936-38 Yezovchina
6 Causes
6.1 Paranoia
6.1.1 Trotsky sets up 4th International
6.2 Wants to assert position as leader
6.2.1 1932 Riutin Platform: 'Stalin is the evil genius of the revolution'
6.2.1.1 Does not have absolute power
6.3 1934 Congress of Victors
6.3.1 Party wants to slow down 5 year plan
6.3.2 Kirov receives more votes than Stalin
6.3.2.1 Murdered in 1934; Stalin uses this as an excuse to purge party
7 Consequences
7.1 Caused destablisation
7.1.1 Ruined the economy
7.2 1938: 1/20 had been arrested; 7 million people were in death/labour camps
7.2.1 Physically and economically impossible to continue- prisons were overloaded
7.3 All of Stalins oppostion [except Trotsky] had been crushed
7.4 People lived in a state of constant fear
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