What was the red secret police?
The soviet secret police were known as the NKVD. They are responsible for the death of millions under Joseph Stalin's rule. The Soviet secret police were first known as the "Cheka" from its acronym. It began under Vladimir Lenin. Then it was known as the GPU and shortly after that the OGPU, when the organization was given nation wide authority. The OGPU, still a secret police force, was later transferred into and became a department of the the NKVD. The NKVD was in...
Asked in World War 1
What was he first rival of the provisional government?
The first rival of the Provisional Government was Leninâ??s secret police. This group was also known to many in the country as the Cheka. ...
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What was the purpose of the red secret police known as the cheka?
Lenin's communist government established a body politic made up of more than a thousand representatives called what? ...
Asked in History of Russia, Vladimir Lenin
What was the name of Lenin's secret police?
The Vecheka was Lenin's secret police; however it was more commonly known as the Cheka. The name was an acronym for the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage. It was later changed to the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution, Profiteering and Corruption. ...
Asked in Germany in WW2
What was the Nazi government secret police known as?
The Nazi secret police were the Geheime Staats Polizei; which was shortened to Gestapo. ...
Asked in USSR in WW2, History of Russia, Vladimir Lenin
Did Russia have a secret police?
Yes, the most certainly did. Even today Soviet people shudder when they think about the KGB. It infiltrated organizations, business and social groups, reporting anything that was considered anti-communist. Russia, under the Tsar had a secret police force known as the Okhrana. After the Bolshevik takeover in the October Revolution, there was the VCheKa, or Cheka. Then it became the GPU; then the OGPU. After a time it became the KGB. ...
Asked in Agriculture
Farmer's organization that began as a secret social group?
The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry; or better known as the Grange ...
Asked in Joseph Stalin
Which czar used secret police to maintain strict control over the people?
As a citizen of Muscovy, you would have feared Czar Ivan IV, who ruled during the 1500s. Known as "Ivan the Terrible," he used a secret police force to tighten his iron grip on the people and control their lives. Known as "Ivan the Terrible," Ivan IV used a secret police force to tighten his iron grip on the people and control their lives. ...
Asked in Holocaust, Germany, Police and Law Enforcement
What were the German police called during the Holocaust?
German police during the Holocaust were called The Gestapo. Another View: The German SECRET police were known as the Gestapo and wore no uniforms. The German civil police (the Statspolezei) still operated as they had before the war although they, too, were brought under the command of the German Federal Government. ...
Asked in History of Italy, Benito Mussolini
How did Benito Mussolini use the secret police to enforce his desires and policies?
Benito Mussolini used his secret police known as the Orva to suppress any who displayed any anti-fascist actions or speech. Any organization which had ever expressed opposition to the fascist regime were dismantled, with participants being exiled to far off regions. ...
What were the methods of torture used by Joseph Stalin?
Joseph Stalin was the leader of Russia during World War II. He was a brutal dictator who was known for his heavy fist. He did not directly commit the torture, however, his secret police were known for carrying out his work. ...
Asked in Coins and Paper Money, US Coins
Did the 1921 Morgan dollar have any secret markings?
NO known secret markings