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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 o Wasnt an intellectual o Born into a peasant family o Worked in the mining industry o He was energetic, ambitious o Sent to urkraine in 37 and ran there until 1950 Gorgii Malenkov o Belived to be stalins successor o Egeneer, been in party apparatus since the 30s and had extensive connections Lavrentii Beria
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