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Title: Escape from Stalin


1
Escape from Stalins Russia?
  • A Simulation

2
Your Group
  • You will be assigned groups for this simulation.
    This is Communism, after all.
  • Much of this will be decided be dice, so when you
    get into your group, be ready to come up in front
    to roll. We all roll at once here.

3
First Roll Social Group
  • 1 Party Elite- Government Worker
  • 2 Bodyguard for Stalin
  • 3 Factory Worker
  • 4 Military Member
  • 5 Newspaper Owner
  • 6 Rural Peasant
  • Once you roll your familys group, come up with a
    quick family story based on what you know about
    your group already. How would they like the
    changes Stalin made? Any possible conflicts? Do
    you like Stalin?
  • Take about 4 mins to come up with your tale and a
    name for your group.

4
Report Out
  • Tell us your story

5
Roll 2 Daily Life
  • 1 Stand on line for 3 hrs for nothing, all out
    of TP. Doesnt apply to group 1s (Elite)
  • 2 One member of your group has been chosen to
    attend Logic Camp if they are successful, this
    is good. If not, you know the rest. (send 1 up)
  • 3 You stand in line for 2 hours in the cold and
    get food for your family.
  • 4 You attend a play and have a great night.
  • 5 Your group is targeted by the Party as
    possible traitors, plead your case or be killed.
  • 6 You are safe.

6
Roll 3 Totalitarianism
  • 1 Write a loyalty oath with your group pledging
    undying loyalty to Comrade Stalin.
  • 2 Stalin wants you to bear him a strong Russian
    child. Get some construction paper and get to
    work.
  • 3 You have been chosen to write a new slogan for
    the Party. If Stalin likes it you are OK. You
    know the rest.
  • 4 The Party puts 2 members of your group in a
    work camp to build a road in Siberia.
  • 5/6 Stalins Great Purge is going on, you have
    been deemed as an enemy of the Party. If you are
    from the bodyguard/Elite group, your group loses
    2 people.

7
Roll 4 School
  • 1 Write your name in Russian, you have 1 minute.
  • 2 You get good grades and are awarded a spot on
    the ping pong team, get your ball.
  • 3 You must answer 7 correct from the numbers
    game or face expulsion and imprisonment.
  • 4 Give me three benefits of Communism and 3
    evils of Capitalism.
  • 5/6 You have been chosen to re-write the school
    song, write a 20 second song about the greatness
    of Soviet education.

8
Roll 5 Escape?
  • 1 3 5
  • You are given the chance to escape Russia. You
    and your group mates (yes the dead ones also)
    must write a letter to the American Embassy
    explaining why you need to leave Russia
    immediately and be given asylum in the US. You
    must give 5 solid facts that condemn Communism
    and Stalin. You must include our simulation in
    your letter
  • 2-4-6
  • Your group must write a letter praising Stalin
    and his handling of Russia. You must give 5 solid
    facts that back up why your life/ Russia is
    better now than under the Czars. You must include
    details from the simulation to back it up, even
    if bad stuff happened. Yes dead folks, you too.

9
Joseph Stalin
The Father of Mother Russia
10
Stalin builds a TOTALITARIAN STATE
  • Ideology Government takes total control of every
    aspect of life
  • Stalin was a DICTATOR!
  • Considered savior of the country, but a mass
    murderer of millions of people.

11
INDUSTRIAL POLICIES
  • Impossibly high quotas, to increase the output of
    steel, coal, oil, and electricity.
  • The government limited the production of consumer
    goods.
  • severe shortages of housing, food, clothing, and
    other necessary goods.
  • The government chose the workers, assigned them
    jobs, and determined their working hours
  • Needed police permission to move

12
AGRICULTURAL POLICIES
  • In 1928, the government seized over 25 million
    privately owned farms in the Soviet Union.
  • It created collective farms large government
    owned farms that each had hundreds of workers
    producing food for the state.
  • Stalin used terror and violence to force peasants
    to work on the collective farms (between 5 to 10
    million peasants were killed).

13
ART/RELGION
  • ART
  • Method of propaganda used to rally the workers.
  • Artistic style that praised Soviet Life and
    Communist values.
  • RELIGION
  • Communists aimed to replace religious teachings
  • The police destroyed churches and synagogues
    also killed leaders of all faiths or sent them to
    labor camps.

14
EDUCATION
  • The government controlled all education nursery
    to university.
  • Students learned the virtues of communism and
    evils of capitalism
  • Professors and students who questioned Communist
    Leaders were threatened or arrested.

15
CONTROL METHODS
  • Police Terror
  • monitored telephone lines, read mail, planted
    spies, and arrested/executed millions of traitors
  • The Great Purge (a campaign of terror)
  • It was directed at eliminating anyone who
    threatened Stalins power.
  • Estimate killed 8 to 13 million people
  • Censorship
  • -Stalin would not tolerate individual
    creativity wanted conformity and obedience of
    citizens.
  • -Government controlled all media (newspapers,
    movies, etc.)

16
PROPAGANDA
  • Totalitarian states rely on indoctrination or
    brainwashing.
  • Propaganda is biased or incomplete information
    used by those in power to sway people to accept
    certain beliefs or actions.
  • Soviet newspapers and radio broadcasts glorified
    the achievements of communism, Stalin, and his
    programs.
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