Causes of the Great Terror- Stalin

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Communist party

  • congress of Victor's intented to be a celebration of Stalin's economic achievements
  • Kirov rather than Stalin won in the electrion of central committee
  • group of Bolsh asked Kirov to stand as General secretary- refused
  • Stalin found out as said they were not to be trusted= purges

Stalin's Paranoia

  • unable to trust anyone-removed potential threats- believed he had many enemies
  • Trotsky, Zinoviev & Bukharin all had great power and had fallen- thought same could happen to him
  • didn't believe party were…

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