Essays Tagged: "Cheka"

Stalin How He Kept Power in Russia

ismissed 1929.STALIN'S TERRORTHE PURGES (Stalin Takes Total Control)1.Secret police - The Cheka became OGPU in 1924/ became NKVD in 1934.2.         The First Purges 1930-1933 ...

(4 pages) 40 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why did Lenin and Trotsky win the Russian civil war?

Weakness of the White armies3. War Communism4. Attitude of the peasants5. Propaganda6. Red terror- Cheka7. Allied WithdrawalJuring the Russian civil war Leon Trotsky played a major role. He was comma ... oduction by peasants who resisted the policy led to a famine which killed 5 to 7 million people.The Cheka, an organisation set up by Lenin to protect communism in Russia played a part in the war also. ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.5 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Russian Revolution

was in a period of instability where it depended mostly on popular support from townspeople and the Cheka. The Bolsheviks' powers were further strengthened after their victory in the Civil War. The in ... e start of the establishment of the Bolshevik government, Lenin and Trotsky saw the creation of the Cheka (All-Russian Commission for Suppression of Counter Revolution, Sabotage and Speculation) as a ...

(4 pages) 61 0 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"Soviet Communism and National Socialism: Similarities in Practice"

dy dictator of Russia with his power and loyalty of the people guaranteed by the secret police, the Cheka. This entity provided Stalin with an easy means of destroying the opposition and weeding out u ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Stalin as a continuation of Le

d to endure the terror. Russia experienced communism in a horrible way: first through Lenin and his Cheka, then through Stalin and his concentration camps.How far would they go to achieve their goals? ... n both used mass terror to gain power is indisputable. Lenin killed for the revolution. He used the Cheka as his aid. He used it "with complete ruthlessness and on a very large scale." (Pipes pp. 104) ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

RED ARMY VICTORY IN THE CIVIL WAR.

s, War Communism and NEP that led to the establishment of power. Additionally, the establishment of CHEKA aligned the population by force to be behind the Party, which was essential in establishing po ...

(2 pages) 497 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Access the view that the Red Army's victory led to the establishment of Bolshevik power by 1924.

ip on territory under the control of the Bolsheviks. The party had a secret police unit (called the Cheka, which was to change its title to the NKVD) which was ruthless in hunting out possible opponen ... ommunists were killed by the counter-revolutionary Whites, and 250,000 civilians were killed by the Cheka.[7]�� HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Civil_War" \l "_note-7#_no ...

(10 pages) 15 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Discuss The Initial Social & Political Reforms Of the Bolshevik Government

and take it into state ownership. Negotiations began to end war with Germany and the secret police (CHEKA) were formed to deal with Bolshevik opponents.Religion was now banned in Russia under the new ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Assess the view that the Red Army's victory in the Civil War was responsible for the establishment of power by 1924

s, War Communism and NEP that led to the establishment of power. Additionally, the establishment of CHEKA aligned the population by force to be behind the Party, which was essential in establishing po ...

(2 pages) 15 1 4.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Analyze the methods used by Lenin to maintain power over Russia.

d his organization of the secret police as a means of maintaining power over Russia. He created the CHEKA, or the "Secret Police," to maintain power over subjects who did not want to live under social ...

(3 pages) 12 0 4.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Bolshevik's Regime

defending the new Bolshevik regime fromcounterrevolutionary forces. This division was known as the Cheka, an acronymsignifying its duties as the Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counterrevoluti ... mission for Combating Counterrevolution,Sabotage, and Speculation. Headed by Felix Dzerzhinsky, the Cheka's main weaponagainst domestic opposition was unrestricted terror (Andrew and Mitrokhin 1999, 2 ...

(9 pages) 20 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

“Revolutionary Government resorted to extreme measures to consolidate power.” How valid is this statement?

il war. Using the 'Extraordinary Commission for Struggle with the Counter Revolution and Sabotage' (CHEKA), the Bolsheviks unleashed a terror, which in the first year of their power effectively silenc ... ror, which in the first year of their power effectively silenced opposition on their territory. The CHEKA (taken from its Russian initials) was set up in December 1917. Bolshevik Dzerzhinsky led the C ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Aug/2012

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What was life like under war communism? (Russia)

peasants were unwilling to sell their grain for money because it has no value, he sent out units of Cheka (secret police) to seize surplus food. The peasants found hoarding supplies were punished brut ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies