Today at the beginning of the class Paqui has said the real translation of piolet in English, Ice-ax, the Paqui has shown us a video on the blog about Trostky´s assesination, but as we haven´t had time to wacht it, we can watch it at home. Then we have checked exercise 12 about how Stalin reached power, his objectives and the main features of his rule, Silvia and Yolanda Rubio has done it.
A) Economic Policy: - Collectivization
- Centraly planned Economy
- Priority to heavy industriy
B) Elimination of Enemies: - NKVD (secret police)
- Set to Gulags ( forced labour camps)
C) Totalitarian State: C. Party
D) Cult of Stalin´s personality.
Then we have been speaking about The secret police (KNVD) arrested more than 1.5 million people and 700.000 people were killed during the Stalinist purges in the 1930. Paqui has explained some things about the Great Purge (1938): Stalin ordered the execution of many generals of the Red army. We have seen some photos of Stalin, but as Stalin was fell from grace, he couldn´t appeared in photos and they were retouched with photoshop, as it have been very interesting Paqui has shown us a photo about Hitler and Francos´interview.
At the end of the class we have decided the date of the exam. It will be the 17th of May, and we have seen Daniel´s Power Point about Art Nouveau.