09.21.2011 (Cold War)

09.21.2011 (Cold War) - 09/21/2011...

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09/21/2011 Reform and Repression after Stalin I: Introduction—The End of the Beginning “Not the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning” Churchill. No more Stalin means big  changes II: De-Stalinization, 1953-1956 March 1953: Stalin dies; USSR was recovering from terrible destruction from war, and he  left question of who would succeed him. Stalin had so purged the Soviet leadership that  could be owed the position to anyone other than himself. Question of who really runs  Soviet party becomes a very blurry. Stalin, on the eve of his death, sensed heavy Zionist  sentiments in the country and encouraged gallops of anti-Semitism.  Lavrentii Beria (1899-1953) head of KGB; Georgii Malenkov (1902-1988)  Nikolai Bulganin (1895-1975); Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) General secretary of  Communist Party and he succeeds Stalin, and this becomes the layout of who will  succeed in leadership in the country. Leadership talks about Stalin’s death to open up  new course of policy to have relaxation of tensions in the west.  “New Course” and “Peaceful Coexistence”: Both long-term vision February 1956: Khrushchev “Secret Speech” to the XXth Communist Party Congress; He  had out-maneuvered his opponents and in this speech, he goes out of his way to criticize  Stalin (dangers of Stalinist leadership, etc); Brings about phrase of “de-Stalinization”.  Says Stalin’s particular form of leadership had inhibited the national progression of 
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