1.Read p. 44-45 in your new textbook: Origins and development of authoritarian and single parties by David Lynch. Question: Why was there so little resistance?

2. In class activity will be based on these two handouts:

6_Effects of the Purges


3. Read p.46-59 and answer the following questions (using specific examples, documents and/or historians as evidence):

i. How was Soviet culture manipulated to strengthen Stalin’s power?

ii What is “Soviet Realism”?

iii. How was propaganda used to promote the idea of Stalin as all powerful leader?

iv. How did Stalin’s rule impact the following (include how and/or why):

-religious groups

-minority groups

-the arts/artists