Stalin's Dictatorship - The Great Terror and Cult of Personality

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Stalin's Dictatorship - The Great Terror and Cult of Personality

The Great Terror:

  • In many parts of the USSR millions had been arrested and shot or sent to labour camps, e.g. doctors, lawyers, writers, peasants, industrial workers
  • Targets were set for the number of people in each village, resulting in random kills
  • Up to 12 million people died as a result of execution or appalling conditions in labour camps
  • There were NKVD spies everywhere and they could arrest and punish with little evidence
  • People informed on others to avoid being arrested
  • People who informed on colleagues got promotions or better housing
  • After arrested the suspect would be interrogated viciously and then shot or sent to a labour camp
  • In labour camps: terrible conditions, 1 in 5 died every year from coldness or starvation, given brutally…

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