USSR ; gov ; ext. nature party rule post stalin ; growing political stagnation

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by '80 what had happened to the party structures developed under stalin?
so entrenched diff. 2 change even if wanted to
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under brezhnev party leadership developed into what kind of thing?
oligarchy
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who was the most powerful oligarch?
general secretary (i know, shocking)
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brezhnev ensured promotion of his old colleagues from his time in which post where?
party boss in ukraine
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which led to others in party refering to thse people as?
the 'denpropetrovsk mafia' (love how difficult that is to spell)
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other politburo members all had own networks in party too due to?
ministeries they controlled
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who were three of the most powerful?
kosygin (council of ministers) / suslov (ideology) / shelepin (KGB)
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before '70s what did promotion usually involve the person doing?
moving to another part of usse
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to do what?
gain new experience / spread new ideas
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under brezhnev how were promotions usually made?
from within ranks of local party membership
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after spending time?
in junior position
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what did this move severely limit?
innovation w/in party
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what did this system also allow to go unnoticed esp. in more remote areas?
corruption
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what big corruption was only later exposed under gorbachev?
the 'cotton affair'
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and what happened?
millions of roubles being claimed for non-existent cotton as officials f'ed wiht the figures
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what was present in the party that is also the title of s7 e1 of the office?
nepotism
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and just for bonus fun, who is it that plays michael's nephew?
evan peters (this is completely irrelevant)
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why was soviet union becoming a 'gerontocracy'?
rule was placed in hands of increasingly old geriatrics
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membership of which group illustrated this development?
central committee
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@ stalin's last party congress what % of central committee was retained in office?
56%
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in '76 what did this figure reach?
79%
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and what happened to many of those not 'retained'?
died of old age
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in '84 how many politburo members were there?
11
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out of these how many of those were over 70?
7
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what amount of time did politburo meetings now last proving practicalities of this?
around 40mins
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what can brezhnev's increasing loss of party control be allegorised with?
loss familial control
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his daughter galina was involved in an affair with who?
boris 'the gypsy'
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who had links with what?
diamond smuggling
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who had a large file on brezhnev?
andropov
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what was his position?
head KGB
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when did brezhnev die?
'82
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so who was chosen as his successor?
yrui andropov
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what did andropov recognise need for?
reform
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what was his main concern?
corruption w/in party
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what were his attempts to effectively deal hampered by?
lack charm
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after mid-'83 what was his body reliant on?
kidney dialsis machine
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and when did he die?
february '84
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one important result of his leadership was promotion of?
younger party members
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who did andropov reccomend from this generation to be his successor>
gorbachev
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but politburo in self-preservation attempts recommended who instead?
chernenko
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what was he dying of when election?
emphysema
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what did he do?
no changes
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when did he die?
march '85
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