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  • The U.S.S.R. Under Stalin

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    11.30.10 The U.S.S.R. Under Stalin 1924-1941 Paper 1 Questions & Answers 1)a) Evidence in Source D that suggests that Stalin's motive for the mass arrests of the late 1930s was to obtain slave labor is that “the mass arrest of the late 1930s may have been carried out to satisfy Stalin's desire for slave labor,” and “more prison laborers were urgently needed.” b) In Source D, “absurd inefficiency” means that the overpopulation of the prison laborers in the camps made them disorganized

  • There is No Justification for the Terror in the U.S.S.R. in the 1930's

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    There is No Justification for the Terror in the U.S.S.R. in the 1930's I agree more with the statement ‘There can be no justification for the “terror” in the USSR in the 1930’s. It was motivated purely by Stalin’s lust for power.’ However, I can understand why one could say that terror was essential for the survival of the new communist state or Soviet Union. Stalin used terror to

  • The Great Fall: How Gorbachev's Reforms Led to the Fall of the U.S.S.R.

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    however, that small drop only served to destabilize the economy and create more stagnation. Finally, democratization pushed the U.S.S.R. in a more democratic direction by allowing for multi-candidate elections, but this

  • Why Stalin Emerged as the Sole Leader of the U.S.S.R. and Not Trotsky

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    Why Stalin Emerged as the Sole Leader of the U.S.S.R. and Not Trotsky Trotsky was a leading Bolshevik and played a pivotal role in the revolution, persuading Lenin to delay the revolution until the Bolshevik’s had a much stronger place in the country. He also was crucial to the civil war, as he organised the troops and motivated them. Stalin on the other hand was in charge of all the dull jobs within the Bolshevik party and In Lenin’s last Testament, he was referred

  • The Reds Invade Afghanistan

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    Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) troops began streaming into Afghanistan by the thousands, marking the beginning of what would turn out to be a 10-year attempt to support the Afghan Communist party that had taken power (Britannica, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, 2015). This paper demonstrates failures by the intelligence assets of the United States of America(U.S.) regarding the U.S.S.R.’s invasion of Afghanistan. The U.S. did not have a good understanding of the U.S.S.R.'s early involvement in

  • Taking a Look at the Space Race

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    series of consecutive feats by the former Soviet Union. The U.S.S.R. was the victor of the space race because it successfully launched the world’s first artificial satellite, the Sputnik 1, leading directly to the launch of the first living creature into space with the Sputnik 2. Later, the U.S.S.R launched the first human into orbit inducing future endeavors like the launch of the first woman in space and the first-ever spacewalk. The U.S.S.R. then “kicked off the era of manned space stations with its

  • Communism : A Great Evil

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    opposition to the ideals of communism. The most notable example of America’s great fear of the perceived evils of communism can be seen during the 1950s. Following WW2, the U.S had witnessed what havoc communism can wreak upon a nation, namely the U.S.S.R. This concept, one of communism being a great evil, is as core to American ideals as any other we enjoy today. But when it comes down to it, a large amount of America’s fear of communism in the 50s was overblown. First, it needs to be understood

  • Khrushchev Missiles Essay

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    due to it’s proximity. A final source displaying the altruist intentions of the U.S.S.R in Cuba is Source F, where Khrushchev yet again states that their ‘purpose’ in Cuba was to ‘help people develop’ - and of course, how could Cuba continue develop under the vehement pressure of the U.S? Khrushchev suggests here the missiles were solely placed where they were to prevent the invasion of Cuba by the U.S so the U.S.S.R could help the country continue to ‘develop’. However some sources (namely B &

  • Decolonization Of The Cold War Essay

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    rule of the Soviet Union. The Cold War brought greater tensions between communist and capitalist countries over what system the newly decolonized country would take. When China adapted a communist system after a long fight that both the U.S. and U.S.S.R. had been in, it cause the U.S. to become more involved in an attempt to stop the spread of Communism. The Cold War also caused countries such as the

  • Diplomatic Aspects During Cold War Statement Of The Problem

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    concepts, like the concept of configurations of power and the evolution of a hybrid world order. III.Conclusion The diplomacy and the diplomats, as the practitioners of diplomacy, were very essential in the history of world during Cold War. U.S. and U.S.S.R. used many means of diplomacy in their plans during that time. Diplomatic policies in different countries used that time have effects still evident and can observe in our modern