Communist rulers were more effective autocrats?

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  • Communist rulers were more effective autocrats?
    • Use of terror
      • Cheka war commmunism- eventually changed NEP
      • Stalin Purge if didn't follow collectives
      • Alexander III upped use of okhrana for spying after Alex II's death
      • Nicholas II 1/2 of Petrograd garrisons against but did retain support
      • Kchev - MVD & KGB under party much easier to administer
    • Central Govt
      • Duma against the goal of autocracy
        • Fundamental Laws but opposition progressive bloc
      • Alex II - everyone accountable to the Tsar
      • Lenin - 1 party unity - only Bolsheviks
      • Stalin - article 126, party = nucleus
        • Same with Khrushchev
      • Politburo - managed few Bolsheviks
    • Censorship
      • Alex II - 1855 1020 books 1864 1836 books
        • People's will intellectuals killed Tsar AIII clampdown, less opposition
      • Nicholas II  - duma limited- 3rd element continued
      • Stalin had to write for USW no strikes
      • Lenin - agitprop - idealised
      • Kchev 65k 2x more than 1920's
    • Local Govt
      • Alex II - zemstva but controlled by the mir
      • Alex III land captains (nobility) managed  zemstva
      • Nich II freedom of speech - 3rd element
      • Lenin removed Zemstva remained throughout

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