State Building Stalin-Style

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg V. Khlevniuk

in Cold Peace

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165814
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788811 | DOI:
 State Building Stalin-Style

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This chapter looks at the political structures and decision-making procedures under which the postwar leadership operated. Through an examination of the Politburo and the Council of Ministers, the chapter describes the peculiar blend of personal rule and modern, regular, committee-based government that Stalin achieved in this period.

Keywords: Stalin; political structure; government; postwar leadership; Politburo; Council of Ministers

Chapter.  9252 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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