Flashcards in The Cold War and USSR after Stalin Deck (8):
When did Stalin die?
Who was part of the collective leadership that took over after Stalin's death?
How did the collective leadership attempt to reform the Stalinist soviet system?
ending the cult of Stalin
reforming the secret police - renamed as KGB
arresting and executing Beria
following a new course economic policy which placed greater emphasis on producing consumer goods
When was the Khrushchev's secret speech?
What happened in the secret speech?
lasted 6 hours
denounced Stalin's reign of terror
Stalin's cult of personality
Stalin's use of purges
Stalin taking full control of the communist party
What did the secret speech NOT condemn?
the one party state
the centralised economic system
the collectivisation of agriculture
the existence of the secret speech
What phrase did Khrushchev use to describe his regime?
Socialism with a human face