Lenin's dictatorship AS history Edexcel

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Lenin's dictatorship
Control of Media
Only communist newspapers e.g. Pravda
Were told what Lenin wanted them to hear
Police State
1917 Cheka
1922 replaced by GPU
Gulag system of concentration camps political opponents
Tens of thousands of victims
Political power
In hands of communist party
No other political parties from 1921
Communists controlled gov
Propaganda = Lenin `father of the nation'
Doctrine of the Democratic centralism
1921 ban on factions everyone expected to accept party policy
Nomenklatura system key personnel in public bodies were Bolsh
Nomenklatura system
5500 designated party & gov posts drawn up
Elite
Less likely to debate issues/ challenge the leadership

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