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The Repressors' Dilemma

Paul R. Gregory

in Terror by Quota: State Security from Lenin to Stalin (an Archival Study)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134254
eISBN:
9780300152784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134254.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the decision making for the terror campaign in the Soviet Union during the period 1937–38, focusing on the role of the Peoples Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD) head and ... More


Brazilian Foreign Policy after the Cold War

Sean W. Burges

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033334
eISBN:
9780813039169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033334.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Since 1992 — the end of the Cold War — Brazil has been slowly and quietly carving a niche for itself in the international community: that of a regional leader in Latin America. How and why is the ... More


Stalin and the Great Terror 1937–1938

Oleg V. Khlevniuk

in Master of the House: Stalin and His Inner Circle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110661
eISBN:
9780300161281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110661.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes how and why the party and government purges and large-scale repression of 1937–1938 were carried out. Over the past ten years, a vast number of documents have shown that the ... More


The Politburo's Role as Revealed by the Lost Transcripts

Paul Gregory

in The Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin's Dictatorship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134247
eISBN:
9780300152227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134247.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the origins of the Politburo transcripts and the way they fit with the other documents of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from the interwar period. It suggests that the ... More


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