What is the percentage of the soviet population that was communist?
In fact at their height the percentage of population that were actual members of the Communist Party never exceeded 25%
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No, it was actually socialist and barely even that. It was communist in name only. The type of "communism" that was in Russia bore no relation to communism as Karl Marx define…d it and as Lenin promised.
How did the Communist Party retain power in the Soviet Union for so many years despite that its early membership represented only a tiny percentage of the Russian population?
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Trouble makers were eliminated (terminated or sent to Siberian Prisons)...sometimes referred to as "Purged."
It was always communist. That was the basic foundation for the whole system of government. it was Imperial Russia until the two revolutions in 1917. firstly in February when t…he middle classes in the Duma (the puppet parliament) overthrew the Tsar, Nicholas II. they set up a government known as the Provisional government but was unpopular as they wanted to continue in WW1 so the Bolsheviks (communists) overthrew the government and took control themselves. That is the beginnings of the Soviet Union.
Communism is a type of totalitarianism. It has the following characteristics: a massive repression system run by a well established secret police forces, an official and far-r…eaching system for denunciatory activities, single party rule, censorship, imposition of an official ("the only correct") state ideology and appearance of newspeak. Communism didn't lead to improve any aspect of life of it's citizens. Because of it the ideology (Marxism - Leninism) was the only legitimization of communism. The ideology was described as science theory and called scientific communism. The origin of communism was shown as unavoidable historical process. Scientific communism was proving, that communism is final stadium of society's development. Note, that communist ideology was only camouflage that helped introducing terror and controlling people. The ideology of equality and justice increased many people living in democratic countries accepted and supported communism. Leninism the political and economic theories of Lenin which provided the guiding doctrine of the Soviet Union; the modification of Marxism by Lenin stressed that imperialism is the highest form of capitalism (which shifts the struggle from developed to underdeveloped countries) While Marxism is a political & economic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which the concept of class struggle plays a central role in understanding society's allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist and ultimately classless society. Through systematic impoverishment of the masses, it creates a proletariat of exploited industrial workers who sell their labour as a marketable commodity. It is suggested that the proletariat will eventually rebel to emancipate mankind as a whole. This rebellion will put an end to all class distinction and all forms of exploitation. The sense of depersonalization and powerlessness felt by the working class will cease as the means of production become common property. Stalinism is a method of rule, or policies, of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union and his imitators elsewhere in the Soviet bloc. On taking power, Stalin brooked no dissent from party policies, of which he assumed the role of sole infallible interpreter. He postponed the struggle for world proletarian revolution, focusing instead on "socialism in one country." He decreed the wholesale collectivization of Russian agriculture and a program of rapid industrialization, which, though broadly effective, resulted in the deaths of many millions. Named after the Chinese revolution-ary and leader Mao Tse-Tung (or Mao Zedong, 1893-1976), Maoism is the transposition of the theory and practice of Marxism to apply to the conditions not of the urban proletariat, but of the Chinese peasantry. In some quarters in the West, especially during the late 1960s, it became optimistically regarded as the ultimate egalitarian and communitarian political ideal. The doctrines of Mao Zedong, most notably the doctrine that a continuous revolution is necessary if the leaders of a communist state are to be kept in touch with the people
Most Soviet leaders had beliefs about human dignity, the only trueSoviet dictator in every sense of the word was Joseph Stalin, whobecame the Soviet leader in 1924 and remaine…d in power until hisdeath in 1953. His purges killed tens of thousands of communistsand resulted in the deaths of millions of Kulaks.
Joseph Stalin during WW2 and Vladimir Ivashko during the Cold War. Actually no. Lenin began the regime and Stalin took over when he died. Stalin was murdered and Nikita Kru…shchev was his sucessor. Leonid Breshnev was next and Mikail Gorbachev was part of the fall of the USSR. Ivashko was one of Gorbachev's official.
Vladimir I. Lenin.
Vladimir Lenin, the first leader of the Soviet Union; Joseph Stalin, the dictator of the Soviet Union; Nikita Khrushchev, who took over after Stalin and Georgi Malenkov
Vladimir I. Lenin
In Soviet Union (USSR)
The Soviet Union was never a communism because people were never completely equal. Those who ran the government only cared for themselves.
In History, Politics & Society
The Marxism-Leninism ideology was the common theme between theAmerican Communist Party and the Soviet Communist Party.
In USSR in WW2
Vladimir Lenin (Dec 30 1922- Jan 21 1924) Mixed Power (From 1924 until 1932, power shared, however Joseph Stalin held most power from 1928 and was gaining since 1924) Jo…seph Stalin (1932-Mar 5, 1953) Nikita Khruschev (Sep 14, 1953-Oct 14, 1964) Leonid Brezhnev (Oct 14, 1964-Nov 10, 1982) Yuri Andropov (Nov 12, 1982-Feb 9, 1984) Konstantin Chernenko (Feb 13, 1984-Mar 10, 1985) Mikhail Gorbachev (Mar 11, 1985-Aug 14, 1991)
In Soviet Union (USSR)
After the 1917th revolution, the Soviet Union was restructured with \nnew political system based on the Marxist-Leninist principles. The newly\nformed communist party by Lenin… shows much interest in the media which \nserves to the working class in the country and their welfares. So the \nSoviet originates a theory from Marxist, Leninist and Stalinist \nthoughts, with mixture of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ideology is \ncalled â Soviet Media Theory â is also known as âThe Communist Media Theory â. The same theory was developed and followed by Adolf Hitlerâs Nazi in Germany and Benito Mussolini in Italy. \n. \n. Soviet Media Theory : \n. Soviet media theory is imitative of Leninist principles which based \non the Carl Marx and Engelâs ideology. The government undertake or \ncontrols the total media and communication to serve working classes and \ntheir interest. Theory says the state have absolute power to control \nany media for the benefits of people. They put end to the private \nownership of the press and other media. The government media provide \npositive thoughts to create a strong socialized society as well as \nproviding information, education, entertainment, motivation and \nmobilization. The theory describe the whole purpose of the mass media \nis to educate the greater masses of working class or workers. Here, the \npublic was encouraged to give feedback which would able to create \ninterests towards the media.
In USSR in WW2
The Russian Kulaks were mostly peasant class farm owners. They faced a regime under Lenin & Stalin that at first were radical Bolshevik communists. They saw the Kulaks as a pr…oblem because they supported the overthrow of the Bolshevik regime. Later, they refused to sell their crops at the price set by Lenin and his regime. The Kulaks were against abolishing private property. To avert an economic crisis, Lenin began the NEP, or New Economic Policy. For a short time this gave some ground to the Kulaks, but not for long. The NEP was abolished and the collectivization of the Soviet farm system began. Kulaks that resisted were killed. Later with Stalin in sole power of the USSR, he created a program to wipe out the peasant farmer class completely. He hated the Kulaks so much many millions of them were executed.