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Lecture

Lecture on the aftermath of stalin and the leaders that immediately followed him


Department
History
Course Code
HIS306H5
Professor
Prof.R.Johnson

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Nikita khuruchev and the scoundrels’ of the kremlin
The struggle for power after stalins death
Stalin defined what communism meant for soviets
Extensive labour camps, no opposition, allies that fell suspistion were repressed
What the leaders wanted was to change the political structure to protect
themselves
Peaceful coexsistance with the capitalist countries
They believed that there was different roads to socialism
1956
Khuchv wanted to be the voice of the reform that was an expert of the west
And by 57 he eliminated what he thought were the scoundrels that didnt want any
communication with the west
Stalins death in 1953
Was dietified and a father figure and his body lays with lennin
On the other hand he didnt stop the west creating a army defence and left the
country in a power vacuum he didnt leave a successor
Nikita krushchev
oWasnt an intellectual
oBorn into a peasant family
oWorked in the mining industry
oHe was energetic, ambitious
oSent to urkraine in 37 and ran there until 1950
Gorgii Malenkov
oBelived to be stalins successor
oEgeneer, been in party apparatus since the 30s and had extensive connections
Lavrentii Beria
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