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Transcript of IOP 1984
- Joseph Stalin Purges and Executions 1. 2. 3. Stalin's Regime In the Book In the Movie Famines 1. 2. 3. Stalin's Regime In the Book In the Movie Gulags Moscow Trials Trotsky and others were found guilty of treason against the USSR. "The story really began in the middle sixties, the period of the great purges in which the original leaders of the revolution were wiped out once and for all ... a few had disappeared, while the majority had been executed after spectacular public trials.." - 172 Holodomor - Ukraine famine of 1932
3 - 7 million people killed The USSR also experienced a major famine in 1947 as a result of war damage and severe droughts,
Economist Michael Ellman argues that it could have been prevented if the government had not mismanaged its grain reserves "As compared with last year, there was more food, more clothes, more houses, more furniture, more cooking pots... more of everything..."
"The chocolate ration would be reduced from thirty grams to twenty"
69 Masked Atrocities - Clever propaganda and alteration of information The book demonstrates many aspects of everyday life in Stalin's Russia
At the same time criticizing the regime and showing the reader an involved and personal point of the atrocities as opposed to a cold and removed view: "To be caught with a prostitute might mean five years in a forced-labour camp." - 151 Questions to consider:
Why is the Holocaust much more well-known than the atrocities committed by Stalin, such as the Holodomor?
What are some consequences of considering and analyzing atrocities from an statistical and removed point of view? George Orwell - Fictitious regime of Big Brother that reflects many characteristics of Stalin's Regime and help us answer the question. What was it like to live under in the USSR under Stalin? Enemies persecuted, killed and tried to show consequences of disobedience Rations were constantly diminished and citizens had to accept the lack of food and work the same as before Which character of 1984 do you think he represents? Which character of 1984 do you think he represents? Who is this? Who is this?