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  • What Were The Advantages Of The Russian Revolution

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    Other examples included public gestures such as Lenin’s famous order to the Penza Cheka to hang at least a hundred men, saying “and make sure that the hanging takes place in full view of the people.” Therefore, creating a law based on

  • Describing Lenin Essay examples

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    Describing Lenin " A cruel tyrant, bloodthirsty and ruthless in his determination to seize and hold on to power" " He devoted his whole life to the interests of working people and to the building of a better society." Which of these two descriptions of Lenin do you think is closes to the truth. After several uprisings, demonstrations and a coup attempt, finally by mid

  • Stalin's Methods for Removing the Opposition

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    To define how Stalin’s methods in removing opposition is effective, compared to tsarist and other communist leaders, his methods of suppression alongside the tsars and other communists are assessed to see how successful they were in defeating opposition without evoking further opposition in their regimes. Therefore, Stalin’s reforms of collectivisation, Five-Year-Plans, Gulags, and labour camps etc. have been successful in appeasing opposition with his increased and radicalized input of terror compared

  • Not Merely Test The Limits Of The Communist Regime Essay

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    I sent 120,000 Russians to help in administrative works or having CHEKA agents making sure they were obeying our laws. These were hardly a hinderance as I think I helped them to familiarise themselves with Communism. You know who hindered ARA’s progress, David Kinne. He was not fit to battle the famine, when he cannot even battle his own addiction. What poor decisions the ARA made. In the Winter of 1921, Eiduk the leader of my CHEKA agents planned to expose his weakness. So, he gave him alcohol and

  • How Far Do You Agree That the Brutality of the Bolsheviks Was the Main Reason Why They Remained in Power in the Years 1917-24?

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    1917–24? This essay shall address the issue of how the far the brutality of Bolshevik Regime ensured the maintaining of it’s power between the years of 1917-24. This essay shall explore topics concerning the ‘Dictatorship Of The Proletariat’, The Cheka, War Communism, The Red Terror and other potential reasons for the Bolsheviks remaining in power. This essay shall also explore the various views put forth by various Historians such as Robert Conquest and Richard Pipes. The Dictatorship of the Proletariat

  • The Kgb Research Paper

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    common practice that perfectly captures the essence of the Cheka and Dzerzhinsky during this time period was hostage taking. To combat famine and capitalism, around two dozen hostages would be selected from an agricultural community and held until any surplus food grown there was distributed to other areas. If the food was not distributed appropriately or quickly enough, the hostages were shot in the head. Through rule like this, the Cheka was effective in spreading and maintaining Lenin’s ideology

  • The Conditions for Workers and Peasants Under the Bolsheviks and Under the Tsar's Rule

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    October Revolution, but their terror is unparalleled to the fear the callous Bolshevik secret police force, the Cheka, brought to Russian peasants and workers, especially during the period of ‘Red Terror’. The Cheka were known to not only capture rebels, but often their families and friends as well. It is reported that entire villages were executed by the Cheka for being even vaguely associated with counter-revolution.

  • How Far Had the Bolsheviks Created a 'Totalitarian State' by 1924?

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    aspects of life. Lenin, the leader of the Bolsheviks, took many measures in an attempt to create a totalitarian state, including the dissolution of Constituent Assembly, the use of decrees and the establishment of a secret police group called the Cheka. However there were also some ways in which he failed to achieve full totalitarianism. The most basic characteristics of a Totalitarian state, are lack of free speech and state control over the media. This is important to establish social control

  • Animal Farm In Relation To The Russian Communist Revolution

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    The Cheka would round up and kill entire families if they did not fall into submission of Stalin. Lenin even called it a “devastating weapon against countless conspiracies and countless attempts against Soviet power by people who are infinitely stronger than us" (Christopher Andrew, Vasili Mitrokhin 29-30). The people of Russia were not even entirely aware of The Chekas existence either. It was very covert in its operations and it would

  • Lenin's Consolidation of Bolshevik Rule in Russia Essay

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    attempt on Lenin from Fanni Kaplin in August 1918. From Lenin’s hospital bed he told the Cheka ‘prepare for terror’. There was no government that could argue against the work of the Cheka, they arrested and executed 800 people in St. Petersburg in 1918, the Cheka explained that they were ‘enemies of the state’ ‘enemies of the revolution’. The red terror lasted from September 1918 to October 1918. Lenin supported the Cheka and argued on their behalf. They were also supported by Gregory Zinoviev. War communism