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Stalin’s soviet style communism Radical centralization – concentration of power in one place, within the hands of stalin himself, his policies were handed down to an increasingly large bureaucracy Secret Police (KGB) – expands and makes them directly responsible to him Internal “class” enemies – totalitarian state is sustained by the constant presence of enemies – it needs to invent internal enemies, once you’ve crushed them you need to create new ones o The greatest enemy is in the communist party itself, he fabricates enemies, holds trials in which confessions are forced for things they didn’t do, charged with treason and executed Great Purges – designed to destroy any and all opponents to communism Communist class system – bureaucracy is feeding off of the ppl Culture of fear was created by Stalin – they couldn’t trust their neighbors, perhaps for making to much noise, ppl are afraid of each other, they don’t trust each, Break down the bonds of trust that exist among citizens and
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