Political authority 1945-53


A Level


16m 44s
This podcast provides a critical evaluation of post-war High Stalinism, a time when Stalin's personal rule was stronger than ever. It analyses the reasons for and the impact of the revival of terror, the destruction of opposition (real and imaginary), and Stalin's massive cult of personality. There is debate about what this period meant for the Soviet government and its people, and a picture is drawn of the state of the USSR on Stalin's death in 1953.


Sally Waller

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