The Great Purge: A Comparative Study
government, Soviet Union, Stalin, totalitarianism, opposition, purge trials
European History | Political History | Political Science | Politics and Social Change | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
In the 1930's, the Soviet Union erupted in a spasm of internal violence unparalleled in world history. The Great Purge of 1934-1939 resulted in the arrest of about ten million people and the death of possibly four or five million more. The Great Purge represented an unprecedented instance of a totalitarian regime decimating its own ranks. It demonstrated that the Stalinist regime was a menace not only to the non-Communist world, but to itself as well.
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Wallace, B. R. (1968). The Great Purge: A Comparative Study (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/807