(CAUSES OF THE TERROR) Stalin's Personal Dictatorship - Potential Qs

(CAUSES OF THE TERROR) Stalin's Personal Dictatorship - Potential Qs

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Stalin's Personal Dictatorship ­ The Great Terror
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THE GREAT TERROR
What were the causes of the Great Terror?
LINK: HOW DOES THIS LINK TO WANTING TO INTRODUCE THE GREAT TERROR?
Stalin caused the Purges because he sat at the top of a totalitarian system. He had the power and
he gave the orders, therefore he must have caused the purges. But why did he cause the purges?
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However, perhaps others were to blame for the causing of the Terror?
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POTENTIAL QUESTIONS
Q1. How far do you agree that Stalin's paranoia was the main cause of the Great
Terror?
Paranoia caused the Terror Stalin responsible for Terror Other factors responsible
Paranoia and political Ideological NKVD
strengthening combined.
Stalin wanted to remove The NKVD were the main
The Terror provided Stalin an capitalist elements from the purger's and therefore they had
opportunity to remove threats to USSR. E.g. Jews, Kulaks, ultimate control over the
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Fear of invasion
Social Chaos
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