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

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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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Nikita khuruchev and the scoundrels" of the kremlin: the struggle for power after stalin"s 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 didn"t want any communication with the west. East germany berlin riot1953 what to do with east germany: beria"s arrested ended any change of unifying germany, beria believed that he was introducting reforms. Malenkov and kruchev shared power: both supported improving everyday life at the time, there was a lack of labour, high taxes. Lower of taxes, ease communications with the west and pinalized corruption.

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