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More history that today's students are probably almost never taught.
1 posted on 08/05/2012 3:06:23 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Wow, was Stalin not afraid that they would vote him out of office?


2 posted on 08/05/2012 3:16:56 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: ReformationFan

The kulaks - really the middle class of the peasantry, to be exact - had already been largely wiped out in the 1929-32 collectivization drive, well before the Great Purge year of 1937. Those who hadn’t been killed outright or sent to the Gulag were further devastated by the Russo/Ukrainian terror famine of the early 30’s. By 1937 the peasantry had already been broken and returned to serfdom in the collective farm system, and the purge was expanded to the urban population, the military and the middle management echelons of the Party, including many of Stalin’s most ardent supporters.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 3:17:34 PM PDT by Argus
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To: ReformationFan
ABSOLUTELY not taught.

"He who controls the present, controls the past; and he who controls the past, controls the future."

George Orwell

4 posted on 08/05/2012 3:18:13 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ( "Let us commit ourselves and each other and all our lives unto Christ our God.".)
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To: ReformationFan

This was a period in Russian history called “The Great Terror’’. I think this single event has had a profound and lasting and damaging impact on the Russian psyche.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 3:25:18 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: ReformationFan
1937 also saw the purge of the Military. An action with far reaching consequences; it allowed the Nazi's to march all the way to the Volga. After Barbarossa, some of these purged military were released to lead troops. It also served notice that the Party and not military hierarchy would always control the Rodina's forces..
6 posted on 08/05/2012 3:35:03 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: ReformationFan
Seventy-Five Years After Stalin's Great "Operation Kulak" Reign of Terror

You might say "it can't happen here" because of the 2nd Amendment.

Perhaps.

But a more pertinant question is: will it be tried anyway?

Because, you see, there are some people who don't take "no" for an answer.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 4:31:28 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Bigg Red

Mark


14 posted on 08/05/2012 5:52:16 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: ReformationFan

A parade under the banners "We will liquidate the kulaks as a class" and "All to the struggle against the wreckers of agriculture."

18 posted on 08/06/2012 10:02:49 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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