Cult of Personality

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cult of personality

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Cult of Personality
  1. Propaganda
    1. Pictures+posters labelling him a hero everywhere
      1. 500,000 photos of Lenin+Stalin as friends chatting in 1932
        1. Lenin was popular
        2. Stalin statues,squares, and avenues in every town
        3. Speeches
          1. Powerful
            1. Patriotic
              1. Communism was "always working well"
              2. Education
                1. Children studied him in history
                  1. Taught he was a hero
                    1. expected to join 'Young Pioneers' (boy scout group that loved stalin)
                    2. Religion
                      1. Banned religion
                        1. Encouraged to worship Stalin
                        2. Churches closed, priests imprisoned
                        3. Re-wrote history
                          1. Said he played in a big part of the communist victory in the October revolution of 1917
                          2. Culture and arts
                            1. Poets+musicians praised him
                              1. WW2: featured in national anthem
                                1. Everything monitored by NKVD
                                  1. Stalin prize and Stalin peace prizes were made
                                    1. Looked for pro-Stalin artists to make their mark
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