ACC-2106January_Newsletter_p

ACC-2106January_Newsletter_p - BCC courses acc-210

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Page -6- *Religious and intellectual dissent would be suppressed. * Nationalism and all other forms of genuine oppositions would be crushed. * Those who had taken advantage of détente to establish friendly Western contacts would be rebuked or persecuted like those Soviet officers who worked with the Allies during the Second World War. In new Communist states—for example, in France, Italy, and the Third World—the “alienated classes” would be reeducated. * Show trials of “imperialist agents” would be staged. Action would be taken against nationalist and social democratic leaders, party activists, former civil servants, officers, and priests. * The last vestiges of private enterprise and ownership would be obliterated. * Nationalization of industry, finance, and agriculture would be completed. In fact, all the totalitarian features familiar from the early stages of the Soviet revolution and the postwar Stalinist years in Eastern Europe might be expected to reappear, especially in those
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course BCS 213 taught by Professor Mcgovern during the Spring '10 term at Bergen Community College.

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