Needs obedience and commitment to one set of ideas to achieve economic and politics and vision for USSR
Totalitarian System; total control and enforcement of ideas
Lenin took steps to destroy religion and the role of the church by 1924 as he began to attack the church in spring 1918. Also the decree of separation of the church and the state; two aims to break the hold of clergy and to undermine the religious faith of the peasants.
The main terms were that children could not be taught religion nor could religious literature be published. Over the next three years the Bolsheviks built a decree to wage war against the Orthodox Church.
NEP brought a decree of Religious Intolerance because Lenin allowed the peasants a certain amount of freedom, this meant they could practise religion without being prosecuted. Also central economic control meant enemies of capitalism were now decreased so there was a revival of religion.
In December 1917, Lenin created the Cheka (the secret police). It was made to stop counter revolution and get rid of opponent so that it could cover anything that the Bolsheviks disapproved of.
NKVD was Stalin’s secret police as the names changed throughout time.
The pre 1934 purges was used to describe updating of party memberships. The great purges was to destroy potential opposition. The post purge was another, Stalin signed the decree of terrorists act.
Agriculture: NEP had introduced diversity as a war communism had failed, NEP was passed in 1921. Small businesses also reopened and small scale businesses were allowed to make profit. Private owned shops were reopened and rationing was abolished.
Industry: Stalin wanted rapid industrialisation and he hoped to achieve this through a