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How did Stalin establish his dictatorship 1928 -41?

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How did Stalin establish his dictatorship 1928 -41? During the period of 1928-41 Stalin introduced many methods in which he used to be able to control the Soviet Union and establish his dictatorship; these methods were very costly as many lives were lost in the making. The first step in which he made to creating his own dictatorship was the removal of Trotsky. Stalin assured this by having Trotsky dismissed as commissar of war and later being expelled from the party as Trotsky was one of the biggest threats to Stalin. In 1930 he introduced Purges in which anyone who held up, criticized or opposed his plans for industrialization and collectivisation were cleared out (most were deported or imprisoned but some were shot). ...read more.

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Stalin wanted everyone to worship him, pictures and statues of him were everywhere, places were named after him and people at meetings had to clap when his name was mentioned, no one would stop because they did not want to be seen as the first person to stop as they would be punished. 'Cult of Personality' was propaganda used to make people aware of Stalin playing a part in every aspect of their lives, work, home and leisure that he was looking after them. Everything had to follow the policy of 'Socialist Realism' and if it didn't it was censored. Writers, artists and film makers had to show how communism was developing and to give clear, simple and optimistic messages. ...read more.

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Stalin has shown that he would have done anything to be in control of Russia doesn't matter who he hurts or kills in the process. People of Russia were scared of Stalin because they all new what he was capable of, and because so many people feared him, he was able to gain control a lot easier. During the period when the Purges were introduced so many people were killed or imprisoned, (estimated that 20 million people suffered) that even Stalin knew that it was destroying the Russian Society However, the younger people of Russia were educated which proved a success (even though what they learnt was determined by Stalin) because by 1939 the majority of people were able to read and write. Stalin used many methods in which he successfully established a dictatorship but at a high human cost. ...read more.

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