The cult of Stalin

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  • The Cult of Stalin
    • Rewrote history
      • Removed of 'enemies' such as Trotsky
      • Glorify his own part (Bolshevik revolution)
    • Poems + plays written about him
    • Huge parades, paintings, films + statues to show how lucky the soviets are to have such a good leader
    • Images were faked to show his closeness with Lenin
    • Created the image of him self as a caring leader
    • Stalin encourage the cult of Lenin
    • Party leaders praised his achievments
    • Aimed particularly at children
      • Teach them Stalin was a 'great leader'
    • People were told he was the centre of all that was good and wise
    • Glorifying Stalin
      • Almost god-like being
    • Promised to reward loyalty
      • Better housing, promotions at work
    • Using skills he had developed as editor of Pravda
    • Show how communism was developing
      • give simple, clear, optimistic messages
    • People instructed to produce works in praise off Stalin
    • Stalin's name and pictures were everywhere

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