The Secret To Power Essay

903 words - 4 pages

Jazmine Knight
Ms.Deitz
English IV
11 April 2014

The Secret to Power

In December 1917 the cheka became the grave diggers of all who opposes the communist party's will during the Russian Revolution. Originally established as a temporary institutions to be abolished once Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks had consolidated their power, they soon acquired powers of summary justice and began a campaign of terror against the propertied classes and enemies of Bolshevism. Although many Bolsheviks viewed the checka with hatred and spoke out against its excesses ("Revelations from the Russian Archive"), Stalin's continued use of the secret police enabled him to control all aspects of Soviet ...view middle of the document...

As time went on Joseph Stalin would replaces Dzerzhinsky with Genrikh Yagoda.
Joseph Stalin gave the Checka police vast punitive powers and it became a direct instrument against the party and the country in the 1030's ("Revolutions from the Russian archives"). Now Stalin reveals his ultimate purpose, he sets up his political rivals. He frames them and uses the secret police finds them guilty and takes them out. The same day this all the children were taught a new catechism viewing Stalin as the father figure that loves and cares for them. He uses the cheka for a secret execution of 5000 suspects. Yagoda prepares the list and the work begins.
As this goes on, Stalin takes a working vacation at a holiday resort town of Sochi, avoiding the massacre and plans his next move. Joseph Stalin become suspicious of Yagoda of losing his zeal and relieves him of his powers and his life as soon as he got back. Yagoda was replaced with Nikolai Yezhov also known as the Bloody Dwarf. Unlike Yagoda, Yezhov sheds no tears and is pitiless. In the beginning of the year 1937, not only does Joseph Stalin legalize torture of state enemies but he also recommends it.
He believes in order to inspire terror and become of the undisputed ruler of over 200 million people, he must kill the guilty and the innocent as well. Stalin sees into Yezhov's twisted soul and inspires him to take revenge on ordinary people for what nature did to him in making him a dwarf. Using the NKVD Joseph Stalin empty’s the the Lubianka all of the old guards. He then replace them with young party workers. That would blindly...

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