Flashcards in Communist Party Institutions Deck (12):
When was the Politburo founded?
What was the Politburo?
The inner ruling group of the communist party
- key decision making body in Soviet affairs
How many members did the Politburo have?
1919-1922 - 5
1922+ - 7
Members chosen by the Central Committee
What was the Orgburo?
The Organisations Buro: founded 1919
- supposed to deal with organisational matters but lost groups to the Party Secretariat in early 1920s
What was the Secretariat?
Initially subordinate to the Orgburo but grew extremely powerful
- Controlled appointments to the Communist Party posts in the provinces
Who became the head of the Secretariat in 1922?
What was the Central Committee?
In and before 1917 was the key decision making body in party affairs but after 1919 was replaced by the Politburo
How were members elected to the CC?
By the Party Congress
What was the membership of the CC?
When was the Party Congress formed?
How many full Party Congresses were held between 1892-1917?