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Master of the HouseStalin and His Inner Circle$
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Oleg V. Khlevniuk

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780300110661

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300110661.001.0001

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On the Eve of War

On the Eve of War

The New Structure of Stalin's Government

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(p.203) 6 On the Eve of War
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Master of the House
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Oleg V. Khlevniuk

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110661.003.0006

This chapter examines the consolidation of Stalin's dictatorship. It considers changes in the fundamental institutions of power during the final weeks before the war with Germany, which established precedents that greatly influenced the model of power which took shape after the war. The discussions cover repression within the Politburo; Stalin's old and new comrades-in-arms; and the breakdown of the old decision-making system and the creation of a new one.

Keywords:   Stalin, Politburo, Germany, political power, repression

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