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Explain the effects of Stalins purge in the Soviet Union in the 1930s

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Explain how the effects of Stalin's purge in the Soviet Union in the 1930s The purges had a very serious impact on the Soviet Union. Stalin ordered massive purges by which anybody suspected of disloyalty was murdered, sent to prison camps, or put on public show trials at which they pleaded guilty to incredible crimes they could never have done. The Communist leadership was purged - 93 of the 139 Central Committee members were put to death. The armed forces were purged - 81 of the 103 generals and admirals were executed. The Communist Party was purged - about a third of its 3 million members were killed. Photographs and history books were changed to eliminate even the memory of people who had been arrested. ...read more.

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When they formed the united left opposition, Stalin got them expelled. Stalin got rid of all opposition to leave himself in charge of the communist party by Zinoviev and Kamenev (both more popular than Stalin) thought they could use Stalin to stop Trotsky becoming the new party leader. But this was just the beginning of Stalin's own plans to rise to power, alone. In the first stage in stains rise, Stalin sought the defeat of Trotsky. Stalin got the party to outvote Trotsky and his supporters (known as the left opposition) and, in 1925, Trotsky was forced to resign as commissar of war. Explain how Stalin got rid of all opposition to leave himself in charge of the communist party? Stalin got rid of all opposition to leave himself in charge of the communist party by Zinoviev and Kamenev (both more popular than Stalin) ...read more.

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This left Stalin as sole leader of the communist party. Photographs and history books were changed to eliminate even the memory of people who had been arrested. The purges had a very serious impact on the Soviet Union. Stalin ordered massive purges by which anybody suspected of disloyalty was murdered, sent to prison camps, or put on public show trials at which they pleaded guilty to incredible crimes they could never have done. The Communist leadership was purged - 93 of the 139 Central Committee members were put to death. The armed forces were purged - 81 of the 103 generals and admirals were executed. The Communist Party was purged - about a third of its 3 million members were killed. Photographs and history books were changed to eliminate even the memory of people who had been arrested. Propaganda and personality cult was used to show Stalin as the true heir to Lenin, and the only man capable of defending the USSR. ...read more.

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