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1
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What are the 4 factors? (PECK)

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Stalin’s Paranoia
Terror Economics
Congress of Victors
Kirov’s Murder

2
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What are the 4 factors?

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Stalin’s Paranoia
Terror Economics
Congress of Victors
Kirov’s Murder

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Explain the Stalin’s Paranoia factor

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> Couldn’t trust his party
Thought his secret police had too much control
Feared the exposure of Lenin’s opinions of him

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Explain Congress of Victors as a factor

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Intention vs outcome - worried Stalin
>Kirov topped poll for CC and was approached about becoming GS by old Bolsheviks
>Stalin felt threatened

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Explain Kirov’s murder as a factor

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> Stalin attempted to exclude Kirov from Politburo
Leonid Nikolayev
Convenience of Trotsky and Zinoviev’s arrested

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Explain Terror Economics as a factor

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> Allowed Stalin to blame economic failings on political rivals
Prison camps = huge reservoir of cheap labour