The Cult of Personality

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Stalin's cult of personality:

Stalin heavily used what was called the cult of personality, the deification of an individual for propoganda purposes. Stalin was particularly good at this, having his face appear everywhere as a propoganda tool to show the progress the Soviets were making in terms of government and against Capitalism. Stalin did this to:

  • Reinforce belief that Socialism was superior, particularly through claiming that Russian's had beat Columbus to America and that E=MC2 was created by Russian's before Einstein
  • To create a personality cult around Stalin that would help him realise the position of Vozhd
  • To bond Stalin and the State together, making criticism illegal and anti-soviet

Methods:

Stalin employed various methods to…

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