The Great Terror

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  • The Great Terror
    • CAUSES
      • Kirov's murder
      • The Congress of Victors 1934
      • Stalin's paranoia
      • Terror economies
    • IMPACTS
      • Political
        • provided scapegoats for discontent
        • Stalin emerged stronger than ever
        • Removed rivals - 3 moscow show trials - old bolsheviks = traitors
        • Populist terror - encouraged 'little people' to hold their bosses to account
      • Economic
        • Boosted economic production by removal of wreckers and saboteurs to an extent - lied about meeting targets
        • Purges = Gosplan lost most experienced planners - 3rd plan never published
        • Donbas region - coal production trebled 1928-36 - stagnated during the terror
      • Social
        • 10% males exiled/executed
        • children of those exiled humiliated at school
        • changed/forged new identities - bribing officials
        • Marrying working class
        • terror from below - ordinary people reported friends and neighbours to get their property

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