STALIN'S RISE TO POWER

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  • Stalin's Rise to Power
    • Stalin is appointed general secretary.
      • Appointed by Lenin
      • It was a very important role even though no one thought it was apart form Stalin, at first
      • Controlled all recruitment to the party
        • These people own hiim a lot and were easy to manipulate
    • Lenin writes is testament. In it, It say that no other member could replace him on there own as they all had faults, Recommended a collective leadership
      • He wanted to remove Stalin
      • But Lenin has a series of strokes during 1921-24 and dies in 1924
      • This testament is leaked to Stalin
        • All parties (Trotsky, Kamenev, Zinoviev and Bukharain) agree to suppress knowledge of it
          • But none know of Lenin comments of Stalin
        • He wanted to remove Stalin
    • Main worry now is Trotsky - no one wants him in charge
      • Stalin gave Lenin's funeral speech Publicly states he will continue His work
      • Trotsky fails to turn up to the funeral
      • Stalin orders Lenin's body to be preserved. START OF THE CULT OF LENIN
    • Stalin orders Lenin's body to be preserved. START OF THE CULT OF LENIN

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