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

(EFFECTS 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 effects of the Great Terror?
Nabilah Chowdhury

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POTENTIAL QUESTIONS
Q1. How far do you agree that the most important result of the repression of
1934­38 was the strengthening of Stalin's political dominance?
Q2. How far do you agree that the main consequence of the Great Terror was the
removal of Stalin's rivals?
At Level 5 there will be some attempt to evaluate the overall impact of the purges, and to draw clear and
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The reduction in economic growth was as a result of the
purges of higher and middle management, who were
made scapegoats for the failures of the Five- Year
Plans.
Coal production in the Donbas region also fell.
Social Consequences
Ethnic minorities were targeted.
The NKVD drew a list of targets that needed to be
fulfilled.
Children were humiliated at school.
New identities were forged to escape persecution.…read more

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places and so situations in some areas spiraled
out of control.
Factions formed within the secret police and
there was social chaos.
The growth of the personality cult by using
socialist realism.
Q4. How accurate is it to say that the effects of the Great Terror on Russian society
were entirely negative?
Effect Negative aspects Positive aspects
Many people lived in fear of The USSR was now a strong
being labeled capitalist.…read more

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The RA and NKVD were The purges consolidated
Military weakening weakened and this meant Stalin's authority in military
that the USSR was and also remove Trotskyites
unprepared for war with elements.
Germany.
Production feel due to purging Despite this, production was
of workers. still at a rate higher than
Economic losses Germany's.
Gosplan couldn't plan
effectively because of lying
about meeting targets.
Ethnic minorities were Threats to Stalin's power
targeted.…read more

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