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The Great Purge

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My Nguyen

on 18 April 2013

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Transcript of The Great Purge

Took place between 1936 and 1938
Stalin was working to eliminate every last trace of the opposition and the estimates of how many died in the purges ranges from about 500,000 up to 2 million
Stalin forced many to come forward and confess falsely to crimes that they never committed Animal Farm Project The Great Purge Quotations "The air was heavy with the smell of blood, which had been unknown there since the expulsion of Jones" -pg 93
"They were shaken and miserable" -pg 93
"In the old days there had often been scenes of bloodshed equally terrible, but it seemed to all of them that it was far worse now that it was happening among themselves" -pg 93
"No animal shall kill any other animal" -pg 98 Historical Details Ties to novel Animal Farm Russian Revolution Napoleon captured and made the animals confessed to crimes and then executed them Stalin killed people forced them confessed
through mental/physical torture and then
killed them or sent them to labor camps "The Great Purge" Animals were scared, shocked, confused People were scared, shocked, confused Napoleon cut off food supplies to hens Stalin cut off food supplies to workers who had
rebelled. Widespread police surveillance What is the Great Purge The great purge was the killings during Stalin's reign where he forced people to confess to crimes, by torture allowing him to kill them and this was his way of suppressing rebellions The Communist Party falsely accused millions of Soviet citizens of committing crimes against the government

Stalin and his secret police arrested, imprisoned, tortured, and killed millions of supposed traitors

The most public example of the purges were the three Show Trials in 1936, 1937, 1938

The Communist Party used these trials to create scapegoats to take the blame for failed economic policies, thus deflecting criticism from the party

By the end of the last trial in March 1938, Stalin had eliminated may of the old Bolsheviks, one half of all military officers, and over half the high-ranking party officials Continue.. Criticism of Napoleon and rumors of Snowvball being around Criticism of Stalin and rumors of readmission of Trotsky Napoleon had tried to erase any opposition Stalin had tried to eliminate all opposition Dogs used as surveillance and threats
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