Purges

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Purges Of The Communist Party Of The Soviet Union
... Purges (or simply purges, Russian "чистка", chistka – "cleansing") with a "small-p" purge was one of the key rituals during which a periodic review of party members was conducted to get rid of the "undesirable ... According to Sheila Fitzpatrick, in her book Everyday Stalinism, such purges were conducted especially during the Cultural Revolution in Soviet Union "bringing excitement into the workday bureaucratic ... person and then interrogation of him or her by the purge commission as well as the attending audience ...
Stalinist Repressions In Mongolia
... The purges affected the whole country, although the main focus was on upper party and government ranks, the army, and especially the Buddhist clergy ... In the mid-1930s, before the Great Purge, there were some 800 Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia with 90,000 priests in 1937 and 1938, most of the monasteries were ruined and between 16,000 to 17,000 ... According to one estimate, by 1939 the purges had killed 27,000 Monglians (about 3% of the population about half the victims were monks ...
Communist Czechoslovakia - Politics
... Following the 1948 Tito-Stalin split and the Berlin Blockade, increased party purges occurred throughout the Eastern Bloc, including a purge of 550,000 party members of the KSČ, which comprised 30% of its members ... The evolution of the resulting harshness of purges in Czechoslovakia, like much of its history after 1948, was a function of the late takeover by the communists, with many of the ... The purges accompanied various show trials, including those of Rudolf Slánský, Vladimír Clementis, Ladislav Novomeský and Gustáv Husák (Clementis was later executed) ...
Government Of Korea - Factions - Purges
... Purges in Joseon Dynasty were often violent, leading to the execution and internal exile of many members of the losing side ... Purges were especially widespread during Sukjong's reign, when there was change of faction in power four times, each time accompanied by cycle of revenge ...
Ladislav Kopřiva
... and he was largely responsible for a series of purges of party members, such as Czech Vice Premier Rudolf Slánský, stating that "Our Czechoslovak traitors. 1952, to be replaced by Karol Bacílek, who would initiate yet more purges ... scapegoat of many a mistake in April 1963 he was expelled from the party because of his role in the purges after the findings of the Kolder Report, which partly rehabilitated many of those purged ...

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