Jul 28, 2018
To keep you all updated on the goings-on at my other podcast,
I'm presenting a Stalin Omnibus with all of the episodes that have
released since the last time Autocracy Now appeared on my feed.
Episode IV: Revolution In The Economy
After consolidating power over his Bolshevik rivals, Stalin dispensed with Lenin's pseudo-capitalist NEP and replaced it with the top-down bureaucratic nightmare that was the Five-Year Plans.
Episode V: Nadya and Kirov
In the early 1930s, two mysterious (at the time) deaths occurred to people who were close to Stalin as he consolidated power as the supreme leader of the USSR.
Episode VI: Devouring the Children
After the death of Kirov, Stalin would turn his wrath towards the Old Bolsheviks that remained as key revolutionary figures in his own right. His fellow Communists could remember a time when Stalin was not Lenin's divinely appointed successor; and for that, they had to be destroyed.
Episode VII: The Common Enemy of Mankind
Stalin's "Great Terror" was not limited to eliminating his political rivals. Soon enough, detentions and executions were occurring according by quota. In 1937, the killing and persecution rose to its virtually indiscriminate peak.
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