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Stalinist Russia: A social history of the Russian capacity for survival


2008 2008

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For thirty-two years Josef Stalin ruled over the Soviet Union with Russia as its heart. He generated a cyclone of hysteria that confused and frightened the Russians into perpetrating atrocious acts against one another. Many causes influenced the Russian people's actions; however, Stalin's use of dehumanization, fear, and denial are the key elements that secured his position as leader, convinced this nation to turn on itself, and ensured the success of Stalin's plan to make the Soviet Union an industrialized world superpower.

This thesis uses interpretations of primary and secondary sources to investigate the influences that cause people to compromise their morality as a means of survival. It provides an analysis of Stalin's character and how his leadership methods created circumstances that forced millions to live in a survival mode rather than prosperity.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Russian history
Classification
0724: Russian history
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Russia
Title
Stalinist Russia: A social history of the Russian capacity for survival
Author
Bird, Bethany L.
Number of pages
71
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0582
Source
MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109089431
Advisor
Holter, Howard R.
University/institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1463467
ProQuest document ID
304364763
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304364763
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