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Stalin

4.1 - Communist rule in the late 1920s

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What was an issue when Lenin died? No preparations had been made for his successor. The nine members of the Politburo were, in theory, in control of the government.
In addition to Russia, who had the communist rulers forced to join together in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics? Other non-Russian areas that had been part of the Russian Empire.
In addition to Russia, who had forced other non-Russian areas that had been part of the Russian Empire to join together in the USSR? Communist rulers.
In addition to Russia, communist rulers had forced non-Russian areas that had been part of the Russian Empire to join together in the USSR. What did this mean? That the newly-formed USSR, as the only communist government in the world, had many enemies abroad and many internal problems to deal with.
Under Lenin, what had already been established? Strict control of the media.
When did the strict control of the media established under Lenin prove vital? During the Civil War of 1918-21.
How was the media strictly controlled under Lenin? All books, newspapers and films were censored.
According to the USSR at the time, what was the only important thing in life? Service to the State, not freedom of the individual.
What had already been developed under Lenin? Propaganda techniques.
What was the case in the propaganda techniques that had been already developed under Lenin? Bolshevik achievements in 1917, and in the Civil War that followed, were glorified and exaggerated.
How was Stalin able to develop Lenin's propaganda techniques later in the 1920s? Because he was General Secretary of the party.
Why did Stalin, as General Secretary of the party, develop the propaganda strategies (already developed under Lenin) in the later 1920s? In order to help him win the power struggle that followed the death of Lenin.
What did Stalin do in order to help him win the power struggle that followed the death of Lenin? He, as General Secretary of the party, was able to develop the propaganda strategies already developed under Lenin, in the later 1920s.
When did Stalin, as General Secretary of the party, develop the propaganda techniques already developed under Lenin in order to help him win the power struggle that followed the death of Lenin? In the later 1920s.
What did Stalin plan to show himself as (by developing propaganda techniques in order to help him win the power struggle that followed the death of Lenin)? The natural successor to Lenin.
How did Stalin show himself as the natural successor to Lenin? In his propaganda speeches, where he frequently quoted from the writings of Lenin. Trotsky was said to be a Jew who intended to destroy Lenin's achievements by introducing his own policies.
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