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the Communist regime into a terroristic one-party dictatorship. With the
dissolution of the Constituent Assembly and the suppression of the conservative
parties, it was clear that the Bolsheviks (renamed Communists at the Seventh
Partiynost (devotion to the party) became the new watchword; in fact, it meant
complete subservience to Stalin. The cult of Stalin reached its apogee in the
postwar period. In theory, the party ruled the state. In practice, Stalin ruled the
party and ...
In the government that was formed after the armistice, the new Finnish
Communist Party held a strong position, which it retained in the following
government. When in the spring of 1948 it was revealed that the party had
planned a coup, the ...
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