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Bureaucratization Trotsky attempted to fight back. The issue he chose was bureaucratization. He defined this as the abandonment of genuine discussion within the Party and the growth in power of the Secretariat, which was able to make decisions and operate policies without reference to ordinary Party members. Trotsky called for greater Party democracy to fight this growth. But his campaign was misjudged. In trying to expose the growing bureaucracy in the Communist Party, Trotsky overlooked the essential fact that Bolshevik rule since 1917 had always been bureaucratic.

Stalin’s imposition of a dictatorial control over the Soviet Union was achieved by the manner in which he developed his domestic policies. These are examined in this section under two headings: economic policy and the purges. Economic policy Stalin had decided by 1928 that the USSR could not survive unless it rapidly modernized its economy. To this end, he set about completely reshaping Soviet agriculture and industry. The pretext for this had been provided in 1926 by a critical resolution of the Party Congress: ‘To transform our country from an agrarian into an industrial one, capable by its own efforts of producing the necessary means’.

Cult of personality A consistent use of mass propaganda to promote the idea of the leader as an ideal, heroic figure, elevated above ordinary people and politics. Source P Excerpt from Let History Judge by Roy Medvedev, published by OUP, UK, 1989, p. 588. Everywhere he put up monuments to himself – thousands upon thousands of factories and firms named [after] Stalin, and many cities: Stalinsk, Stalino, Stalingrad … more than can be counted. When Stalin was encouraging the cult of his personality he and his cohorts shamelessly falsified party history, twisting and suppressing many facts and producing a flood of books, articles and pamphlets filled with distortions.

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