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POWER STRUGGLE

What factors contributed to Stalin's emergence as leader of USSR?

LINK: HOW DID THIS HELP STALIN BECOME LEADER?




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POTENTIAL QUESTIONS

Q1) Why were Stalin's opponents unable to prevent him from becoming the leader of the
USSR by 1929?

Factors led to S becoming leader
Tactical maneuverings
Personalities of contenders
Ideological disputes
Party positions


Q2) How far does Stalin's position as General Secretary…

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NEP was responsible for the outcome (Stalin Other factors were responsible for the
being leader) outcome
Tactical maneuverings
NEP began to fail in 1928 so Stalin abandoned
the policy for the leaderless Left and gained
immense popularity.
Personalities of contenders
Ideological disputes
Party positions…

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Personalities of Delayed meetings to prevent opposition
contenders NEP's abandonment

S = grey blur,
overlooked,
underestimated, wasn't
a threat, a follower
rather than a leader ­ he
put the decisions of
others into action, very
good administrator,
agreed with Lenin on
major issues


B…

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Party positions

Seat in the Politburo, the highest form of government.
Member of the Sovnarkom

General Secretary ­
Allowed members of his own choosing via Lenin Enrolment and
therefore gained their loyalty
Responsible for party bureaucracy.
The politburo was dependent on the secretariat for…

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