To what extent was the success of Stalin in retaining power in the Soviet Union between 1929 and 1953 due to the appeal of Communism ?
Joseph Stalin was the longterm Soviet Communist leader who retained power between 1929-1953 due to a variety of reasons, a number of which can be attributed to the appeal of Communism.
Stalin's intention in his industrial policiy was to transform the Soviet Union into a Superpower by equipping the country with a
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communist governmentsin power (Czechoslovakia followed in 1948). So once again Stalin was helped by the appeal of Communism to retain his power as Soviet leader.
To a certain extent, the success of Stalin in retaining power in the Soviet Union was due to the appeal of Communism. However, there were other factors such as the purges, and Stalin being seen as Europe's saviour from Fashism. Therefore a variety of factors resulted in Stalin retainingpower between 1929 and 1953.