Enlisting mass patriotism

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Propaganda
Emphasis on Russian (despite the whole Soviet Union involved) - "Stalin" as a patriotic symbol - "The Great Patriotic War" - Exaggerated claims of German losses - Withheld any bad news - Focus on national pride and patriotism - Hatred towards Germans
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People's Militias
Partisan Movement - inadequate training and weapons - spontaneously formed by volunteers - Women - Nacht Thexen - 800,000 women in the war - 2000 snipers
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Religious Concessions 1
Restored Russian Orthodox Church - Stalin met the head of the church and was given the church's blessing in the war effort - meant that Soviet Unions persecuted Christians would show support - By 1943 there were over 15000 Orthodox Churches
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Religious Concessions 2
Church began to raise money for the war effort - Campaigned to open up a second front - In return the Church was able to preserve its traditional structure
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Religious Concessions 3
Rzeheshevsky - "The influence of the Orthodox Christian and other religions on the populations was a far cry from what bourgeois historians claim it was and could not serve as a source of inspiration in the struggle against the enemy"
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Partisan Movement - inadequate training and weapons - spontaneously formed by volunteers - Women - Nacht Thexen - 800,000 women in the war - 2000 snipers

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