Khrushchev

Khrushchev - o Khrushchevs secret speech former head of the...

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o Khrushchev’s secret speech – former head of the party, one of stalins most loyal lieutenants his main opponent was the head of the secret police. He never achieves the status that stalin did. Collective leadership – members of the hierarchy are to lead the soviet state, failed to create the autocracy, personal rule that stalin did. Collective leadership proved to be his undoing bc other members remained powerful enough to push him out. Secret speech at 20 th party conference – one of the most important points of history in the soviet union he denouchces stalin and Stalinism, his brutal methods, calls him a murders, incompetents, denounces stalin’s cult of personality, says we should distance ourselves from these principles. Says stalin betrayed the goals of communist revolution. Undermines stalins legacy and fashions a specific interpretation of the Russian revolutions – that stalin is a real deviation from Leninism – lenin sometimes had to be tough in order to protect the revolution whereas stalin
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