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Stalin's Terror
Summary
The most famous aspect of Stalin's Russia was the Terror. This grew from his
paranoia and his desire to be absolute autocrat, and was enforced via the NKVD and
public 'show trials'. It developed into a centrallyenforced 'cult of Stalinworship', and
a terrifying system of labour camps…

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The Army
In 1937, the Commander-in-Chief of the Red Army and 7 leading
generals were shot. In 1938­39, all the admirals and half the
Army's officers were executed or imprisoned.


The Church
Religious leaders imprisoned; churches closed down.



Ethnic groups
Stalin enforced `Russification' of all the Soviet Union.



Ordinary people…

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