The massacre happened a year after both Germany and the Soviets took over and invaded Poland. Many events happened before this massacre, such as when the country was invaded and many people were captured. In the year 1939, both Germany and the USSR invaded Poland and split the country. Many Polish people feared the Nazis more than the Soviet because all the Polish people thought the Nazis would just kill them. There were 2 suspects for this crime, the Nazis and the Soviet Union.
Stalin also purged people for the slightest and most bewildering reasons. From the article, “the Georgian-born leader is mostly known for overseeing a reign of terror in which millions of people were murdered or forced to work in labor camps.” This shows that Stalin was infamous for inflicting terror on the Russians, to coerce them to comply to his policies and commands. Otherwise, they would either be killed or thrown into a labor
Anyone who refused was executed, and the rest, about 5 million, were deported to forced labour camps located mainly in Siberia. When Ukrainian farmers refused to give up their land, Stalin took away their crops, and as a result, about 10 million Ukrainians starved. Sergey Kirov, a political rival of Stalin, was found murdered in 1934. Stalin, although believed to be behind the murder, used this opportunity to further reduce the numbers of his political rivals, and those who opposed him. Stalin arrested thousands of men (who ‘coincidentally’ opposed him), and imprisoned and executed them.
World War I also occurred during Tsar’s reign and ultimately killed many unskilled and unequipped Russian soldiers. This caused the citizens to dislike Tsar even
One his theories, stated in his book called Leviathan said that people are not able rule themselves because of how selfish mankind is and they need to be ruled by an iron fist. His political theory was that was also stated in Leviathan was that we should respect government authority under all circumstances to avoid violence. Hobbes was scared of the outcome of the social contract which meant people could get rid of the government if they were unhappy with what they were getting. In order to make well with the social contract he states in Leviathan that people should be completely obedient to the government. His reasoning was that if there was no government, there would be chaos.
He has lost his way.” “My friends of Hillsboro, you know why I have come here. I have not come merely to prosecute a lawbreaker, an arrogant youth who has spoken out against the Revealed Word”. In this part of the book it shows how the people did not open up to this change because they thought darwinism was evil. Society is the one that trained them to think like this, that it is evil and the only correct religion was
Nobody dared to contradict them out of fear, fear of being accused. Both Abigail and McCarthy brainwash society by saying we must purge our society of this evil made society believes that they were serving a greater purpose in both events people were blinded and Took in over by fear they were afraid of being tainted by the evil one they would have believed that their own mother/father was a communist year which is the finger of truth pointed that way The moral code was very strict in the 1950s and during the events in Salem is not followed you to have to deal with being communists are which and that would either get you killed hanged or
Anyone/thing that is not in the purest form is hateful in the sight of god and is therefore not pure a “deviant’’ (Wyndham 18). Throughout the novel the waknukian society moves father away from perfection due to their prejiduceness against “deviants’’, which creates fear, Isolation and anger. Waknukians are easily influenced by religious beliefs. These beliefs teach them to fear anyone/thing not normal. Fear manipulated the society into thinking normal meant good and ‘’deviant’’ meant evil.
The Kulaks in Ukraine resisted collectivization, and murdered officials, torched the property of collectives, and even burned down their own crops in protest. Stalin declared that they should liquidate the Kulaks as a class. Adrian Karatnycky wrote “Ukrainian victims of starvation at 4.5 million to 7 million... Stalin used the forced famine as a part of a political strategy whose aim was to crush all vestiges of Ukrainian national sentiments.”(Document 7) Stalin took away Ukrainian’s food, causing mass starvation and famine. More than 3 million Ukrainians were shot, exiled, or imprisoned. About 6 million people died from the government-engineered famine.
Even Lenin, who was gravely ill, was helpless to regain control from Stalin.After Lenin's death, in 1924, Stalin set out to destroy the old party leadership and take total control. At first, he had people removed from power through bureaucratic shuffling and denunciations. Many were exiled abroad to Europe and the Americas, including presumed Lenin successor Leon Trotsky. However, further paranoia set in and Stalin soon conducted a vast reign of terror, having people arrested in the night and put before spectacular show trials. Potential rivals were accused of aligning with capitalist nations, convicted of being "enemies of the people" and summarily executed.