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1 Communist Attempts to Control Thought Chapter Copy the outline.

2 I. Propaganda A. Stalin tried to boost faith in Communism--Godlike. B. Radios/loudspeakers in factories and villages.

3 C. Movies/schools, public heard about Communist success. D. Capitalism evil. E. Billboards/posters urged workers to exceed production goals.

4 II. Censorship and the Arts A. Government controlled music, books, and art. B. Stalin required “socialist realism”--Soviet life in positive light.

5 C. Poet Osip Mendalstam imprisoned for satirizing Stalin.

6 III. Russification A. Making the culture more Russian. B. Russians appointed to high ranking positions.

7 C. Russian language to be used in schools/business.

8 IV. War on Religion A. Atheism is state policy. B. Religious leaders “purged”.

9 C. Communism replaced religion. D. Writings of Marx/and Lenin replaced sacred texts. E. Portraits of Stalin replaced religious icons.


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