Nikita Krushchev and De-stalinized
- Stalin dies in 1953
- Malenkov becomes soviet leader from 1953-55.
- Replaced by Nikita Krunshev in 1955
- Begins to remove any support for Stalin through De-Stalinization- (get rid of memories of stalin)- ripping down stalin statues
- First act was to form Warsaw Pact
- It signalled less harsh treatment of the Satellite states
Summary: In 1953, Stalin died. Eventually Nikita Khrushchev came into power and removed any remaining support for Stalin by ridding the nation of any monuments of the former leader also by having less harsh treatment of the satellite states.
Quote: The press is our chief ideological weapon.
- Nikita Krushchev
Subjunctive question: What would have happened to the Soviets if de-stalinization did not take place?