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  Great Purge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Purge is the name given to campaigns of political repression and persecution in the Soviet Union during the late 1930s which included purges of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The purge was motivated by the desire on the part of the leadership to remove dissident elements from the Party and what is often considered to have been a desire to consolidate the authority of Joseph Stalin.
Most public attention was focused on the purge of the leadership of the Communist Party itself, as well as of government bureaucrats and leaders of the armed forces, the vast majority being Party members.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Purges   (3560 words)

 Purges of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although this term is mostly associated with Stalinism, the first purge of the Stalin era was performed only in 1929–1930 according to the resolution of the XVI Party Conference.
The next systematic Party purge in the Soviet Union was declared in December 1932 to be performed during 1933.
But from 1936 onwards, during the Great Purge, the term changed its meaning, because being expelled from the Party came to mean almost certain arrest, imprisonment or even execution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CPSU_purges   (386 words)

 Gendercide Watch: Stalin's Purges
The most prominent elements of Stalin's Purges, for most researchers, were the intensive campaigns waged within key Soviet institutions and sectors like the Communist Party, the Army, the NKVD (secret police), and scientists and engineers.
From 35-39, women outnumbered men by 61 to 39 percent; from 40-54, the figure was 62 to 38 percent; in the 55-59 age group, 67 to 33 percent; from 60-69, 65 to 35 percent; and 70 or older, 68 to 32 percent.
The impetus of the Purge waned at the end of 1938, by which time "the snowball system [of accusations] had reached a stage where half the urban population were down on the NKVD lists," and the proportion of the entire Soviet population arrested had reached one in every twenty.
www.gendercide.org /case_stalin.html   (3703 words)

 Guide for the Design of HRST-Purges...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Shuttle system requires numerous purges for (1) closed compartment inerting (reduce O2), conditioning (humidity) and temperature control as well as (2) ice prevention external to the hardware and (3) protecting hardware from the elements (salt spray, SRB dust, corrosion).
This is a driver of the GO2/GH2 pressline purge and the H2 vent shroud purge.
The purge is desirable in pneumatic panels since enclosures protect against the environment; however, the elimination of functions reduces the baseline number of these panels.
science.ksc.nasa.gov /shuttle/nexgen/Guide_HRST_Design/gidedf9.htm   (294 words)

 College Papers-Stalin`s Purges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Among them, the terrible effect of the purges during the 1930s on the population, economy and especially the army.
The purges were set off on December 1, 1934 with the murder of Sergei Kirov.
Stalin used his murder as a pretext for launching a broad purge that would claim hundreds of thousands of victims and have lasting repercussion felt to this day.
www.college-papers.org /free_essays/euro-history/stalins-purgesmnn.html   (1095 words)

 Starbuckist Purges - Uncyclopedia
Though the lieutenant was known to enjoy a good cigar in his/her younger days, he/she came to see it as an evil influence sent down by the Lords of Kommunism to test the will of their human children.
Sadly, no one was successful in pointing out to her that during the course of the purges she was constantly high on the hallucinogenic drugs that she used to be closer to the Lords of Kommunism.
The purges were finally brought to an end when Captain Apollo infiltrated the inner reaches of the purges' perpetrator via the "back-door" (creating enough of the debilitating drug "ecstasy" to drive all thoughts of murder from the hermaphrodite lieutenant's head).
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Starbuckist_Purges   (211 words)

 [No title]
The Damage of Purges and Schisms First of all, purges and schisms take up a lot of time and energy that could be better spent on constructive tasks.
Of course, it is conceivable that a person might be purged, but not his or her works.
A Proposed Remedy for Purges and Schisms Now I am convinced that this plague of purges and schisms is one of the most serious long-run problems within the libertarian movement, and I want to do something about it.
www.gmu.edu /departments/economics/bcaplan/Purge   (1531 words)

 Russia The Purges - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Stalin's purges began in December 1934, when Sergey Kirov, a popular Leningrad party chief who advocated a moderate policy toward the peasants, was assassinated.
By the time the purges subsided in 1938, millions of Soviet leaders, officials, and other citizens had been executed, imprisoned, or exiled.
Whatever the causes, the purges must be viewed as having weakened the Soviet state.
workmall.com /wfb2001/russia/russia_history_the_purges.html   (959 words)

 AllRefer.com - Soviet Union [USSR] - The Period of the Purges | Soviet Union or USSR Information Resource
The period of Stalin's purges began in December 1934 when Sergei Kirov, a popular Leningrad party chief who advocated a moderate policy toward the peasants, was assassinated.
Whatever the causes, the purges must be viewed as a counterproductive episode that weakened the Soviet state.
In 1936, just as the purges were intensifying the Great Terror (see Glossary), Stalin approved a new Soviet constitution to replace that of 1924.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/soviet-union/soviet-union58.html   (671 words)

 The Purge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
One particularly effective threat used by NKVD after April 1935 was the reminder that the death penalty could be legally applied to children from ''traitors''' families down to the age of 12.
Their execution marked the beginning of all general purge of the army that was to eliminate 3 of the 5 marshals, 14 of the 16 army commanders, and approximately half of the 70 to 80,000 men in the entire officer corps.
In the latter part of 1938 the Soviet leadership decided to lessen the intensity of the purge in the army and party and to reduce the rate of inflow of new prisoners into concentration camps.
mars.acnet.wnec.edu /~grempel/courses/ww2/lectures/purge.html   (2595 words)

 The Tyrant of Bosnia - by Nebojsa Malic
Using this excuse as a pretext, Bosnia's viceroy Paddy Ashdown launched a massive purge in the Bosnian Serb Republic (RS), which he exclusively blamed for the perceived "failure": 60 Serb officials were proscribed, sacked and banned from holding public office.
Ashdown justified the purge by accusing the ruling Bosnian Serb party of corruption, incompetence and aiding "war criminals," but did not provide any evidence aside from his own assertions.
Each purge, each "reform" and each new program for "Euro-Atlantic integration" has transferred more power from Bosnia's two entities to the central government, eroding the arrangement that ended the war in 1995.
www.antiwar.com /malic?articleid=2956   (1483 words)

 The "Great Purges" Reconsidered by J. Arch Getty
The "purges" (in Russian, chistki or "cleansings") were periodic attempts by the central CPSU leadership, the Central Committee and the Politburo, to find out who was in the Party, and to strengthen it organizationally.
The "purges" culminated in the Party elections of 1936 and 1937, which resulted in a great turnover of lower and middle-level Party leadership by democratic vote of the Party membership.
Time and again, the attempts during the "purges" (or "cleansings") to tighten up this record-keeping, and to force party officials to get to know Party members personally, fell afoul of the main job these officials were supposed to perform -- economic production and management.
www.plp.org /pl_magazine/purges.html   (2021 words)

 Demos - A Network for Ideas & Action - Voter List Purges
NEW YORK--Millions of eligible voters may be prevented from casting their ballots on November 2nd due to non-existent or flawed procedures used by state election officials to purge felons from voter rolls, according to a new report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union and Demos, as part of the Right to Vote Campaign.
The report is the first in the nation to examine the purge structures and procedures of 15 states, which represent the wide variety of disfranchisement laws.
No Purge Criteria: None of the states surveyed requires its officials to use any specific or minimum criteria to ensure that an individual with a felony conviction is the same individual being purged from the voter rolls.
www.demos-usa.org /page199.cfm   (1007 words)

 Focus 25 - purges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Since then there has been a thorough purging of all remaining supporters of former premier Matthews Phosa, who was ousted by the national leadership in 1998 following an internal investigation into corruption and because of his political ambitions.
His replacement, Ndaweni Mahlangu, who was handpicked by the president, began the purge of the Phosa support base but failed miserably to halt in-fighting or assert real leadership.
Mahlangu is still in his post, but he and his MECs must be absolutely clear that the only way to hold onto their jobs is to toe the party line at all times.
www.hsf.org.za /focus25/focus25purge.html   (460 words)

 Asian Journal Online
IT is easy to see the Inquirer special report series by Juan V. Sarmiento on the bloody purges of the Communist Party in the 1980's as another case of the revolution devouring its own children.
In what should be a classic case of spinmeistering, aboveground organizations connected with the communist movement launched a campaign at the height of the purges to press the government to release information about the so-called "desaperacidos"--leftist activists who had suddenly disappeared from public view allegedly because of military and police illegal detention or summary execution.
Against the oft-repeated claim of communist bosses that human-rights violations are inherently state commissions and are therefore, not to be blamed on state enemies, there has emerged the belief that non-state armed groups should be made equally culpable for violence.
www.asianjournal.com /cgi-bin/view_info.cgi?code=00002718   (494 words)

 A comparison of ‘An Advancement of Learning’ and ‘The Early Purges’ by Seamus Heaney
In 'The Early Purges' we are told in stanza five how the narrator 'forgot' the horrors of farm life until the fear 'came back'.
Both 'An Advancement of Learning' and 'The Early Purges' have the same general theme to the poem where the narrator starts with a different outlook on animals than that that is obtained near the end of each poem.
In 'The Early Purges' the tone remains the same throughout the whole duration of the poem beginning right at the start with line one with everything being written in a dark, negative tone.
www.coursework.info /i/4460.html   (402 words)

 Only 7 CPP cadres disciplined for purges - Dec. 29, 2003
CPP chairman Armando Liwanag did not name names but partly attributed the purges to an "erroneous" line of thought among certain party leaders who espoused quick victory at the expense of painstaking mass work and solid organizing.
Liwanag said the arrests of party leaders, which the proponents of the purges attributed to enemy infiltrators, were a result of the concentration of leading staff organs in the cities where they were "vulnerable to surveillance and punitive actions by the enemy."
"We have to point out that, as regard the Left purge, there is enough responsibility or blame to share among certain leaders of both the RA and the RJ factions of the communist or national democratic Left," Soliman M. Santos Jr.
www.inq7.net /nat/2003/dec/29/nat_8-3.htm   (379 words)

 Atkins - Kinneil Flare Purges Study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
There is generally a default practice of purging flare headers with gas, as a mitigation against air ingress and other hazards.
Atkins developed and implemented a hazard-based challenge process whereby the existing purges were reviewed in detail to ascertain whether they were necessary to ensure a safe and operable system.
The study established that the continuous header purge could be discontinued, whilst the purges on the elevated flares and ground flares could be changed to nitrogen from fuel gas.
www.atkinsglobal.com /markets/oilandgas/4029587   (229 words)

 Bug #1674: Purge feature purges all users aggregators?
When you hit the purge button, a row is inserted into na_purges with top and bottom ids.
When you hit purge, correct behavior (as defined by me) is to display the newly crawled items plus any old items that haven't been purged yet.
Our design anticipates a scenario where you have a lot of purged items (almost all items are purged when you've read them) but relatively few saved items.
openacs.org /bugtracker/openacs/bug?bug_number=1674   (460 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
One of the most frequently neglected part of an organization's processing is the purging of outdated data.
Purges are usually performed in a reactive, rather than proactive, mode - often scheduled in response to a developing shortage of disk space or user complaints about poor performance.
Many times this approach results from the fact that purges require 'manual' intervention by the DBA staff during off-hours.
www.westnet.com /~gsmith/bulkload.htm   (1707 words)

 Free-CliffNotes.com - Stalin's Great Purges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
For the purge is both a consequence of the struggle for power and a part of it.’ In 1936, Stalin began to attack his political opponents in a series of purges to expunge anything that stood politically opposite to him.
Many that suffered from the purges were sent to labor camps or were simply executed by the secret police.
The purges during the 1930s initiated by Joseph Stalin brought enormous consequences in all sectors of the society and greatly endangered Soviet Union's sovereignty.
www.free-cliffnotes.com /data/da/emr155.shtml   (1768 words)

 Vladivostok News :: Researcher seeks explanation for Stalin's purges
A KGB officer in Vladivostok from 1966, he has devoted 10 years since his retirement in 1992 to establish a record on secret agents who resisted Stalin's purges, jeopardizing their lives.
Soviet Russia organized the purges in part because it needed more prison camp inmates as cheap workforce for the country's industrialization drive ordered by Stalin.
Yakov Vizel, then head of NKVD's Primorye regional branch, wrote on one of the purge directives from his superiors, "I prohibit arresting innocent people." He was arrested in a month and took poison in a detention cell because he realized that he was facing execution.
vn.vladnews.ru /Arch/2003/ISS349/News/upd06.HTM   (625 words)

 The Way Purges Ranks
The Way International has worked hard to purge all followers not completely committed to obeying president L. Craig Martindale by expelling them from twigs (small, home-based fellowships) or leadership positions or by restricting access to some of the group’s activities.
Martindale has selected several types of people to “purge, mark and avoid.” After 10 percent of W.O.W. Ambassadors (volunteers who served as TWI missionaries for yearlong terms) in 1994 were suspected to be homosexual, Martindale spearheaded an effort to expose and expel all “homos” and “homo sympathizers” from the group, beginning with its leadership.
The group since has sought to discipline (by withholding communion) or purge all who do not tithe their income to The Way.
www.pfo.org /waypurge.htm   (1141 words)

 Not Yet Enlightened: Meta-Blogging 17: Purges
Bannings are usually individualized processes, though, and despite Kos's assurances that anyone who's been "purged" can make an email plea, Friday's shots across the bow do indicate a change of direction for political blogging.
In general, I'm thinking of these purges as a data point in the rapid professionalization of the blogosphere.
The easier way to control borders and brands, easier than wholescale ideological purging, that is, is to make commenting slightly more difficult, to force readers to go through a couple of steps before posting.
jackmormon.blogspot.com /2005/07/meta-blogging-17-purges.html   (1275 words)

 Katherine Harris Not Responsible for Felon Purges [Free Republic]
The purge was conducted pursuant to a 1998 Florida law that required the state to hire a private firm to compile a database of felons and dead people on the states’ voting lists.
The purge law required only that local county governments–not the secretary of state–remove appropriate names from the voting rolls.
In its January 1 issue, the New Republic reported that the list-producing firm had been hired "months before the election." In fact, the law mandating the purge (Florida Statute 98.0975) was passed in the wake of a Miami mayoral race in which a judge found felons and dead people to have voted.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3aa943a227ca.htm   (1625 words)

 Great Purges
Some historians believe that Stalin was telling the truth when he claimed that he had evidence that the army was planning a military coup at this time.
The last stage of the terror was the purging of the NKVD.
The Russian dictator believed his own armed forces were infiltrated by German agents as a consequence of a secret treaty by which the two countries helped each other rearm.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /RUSpurge.htm   (3224 words)

 The Great Purges
The White House has ordered the new CIA director, Porter Goss, to purge the agency of officers believed to have been disloyal to President George W. Bush or of leaking damaging information to the media about the conduct of the Iraq war and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to knowledgeable sources.
Following the murder of a popular party leader arranged by Stalin and his secret police in 1934, Stalin launched a broad purge of the party and government (basically the same thing) and suppression of intellectuals and artists.
Besides the obvious moral and rational objections to purging the CIA and the State Department, Bush's purges will deprive the nation of the services of some of the most experienced and well-trained intelligence professionals just when we need them the most.
homepage.mac.com /bsweil1/iblog/C2025561797/E126286706   (1600 words)

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