Political control of the Soviet armed forces
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Published by Crane, Russak in New York .
Written in English



  • Soviet Union.


  • Civil supremacy over the military -- Soviet Union.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMichael J. Deane.
LC ClassificationsJN6520.C58 D4 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 297 p. ;
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4903729M
ISBN 10084481055X
LC Control Number76049751

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In the history of the Soviet Union this ideology was more than normally influenced by political activism that demanded the continuation of the 'Workers' Revolution' into other parts of the world. Since the military forms an integral part of the governmental apparatus, its utilisation in . He retained the posts of commander in chief of the armed forces and secretary-general of the Communist Party of Cuba—the only legal political party—and he continued to exercise unquestioned and total control over the government. Castro’s brother Raúl, minister of the armed forces, ranked second to him in all government and party posts. The NKVD is known for its role in political repression and for carrying out the Great Purge under Joseph Stalin. the 4th Department (Special Section, OO) of GUGB NKVD security service responsible for the Soviet Armed Forces military counter-intelligence, It returned to NKVD control in Janu as UOO 9th Department controlled by – Cheka under SNK of the RSFSR, (All . Political control of the Soviet armed forces. [Michael J Deane] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library.

The political commissar is often associated with the Soviet Union (–91), where the Cheka introduced them [dubious – discuss][citation needed] to the military forces to ensure the government’s political control. The chief reason was because the newly created Red revolutionary military units were associated with different.   It is a mystery how a phrase that is both as ungrammatical and incorrect as “civilian control of the military” has become so widely accepted. political control.” The armed forces are one Author: Dennis C. Blair. Certain coercive and socializing mechanisms define the Soviet/Communist control system which was the key to the effectiveness of the Warsaw Treaty Organization and to the reliability of East European armed forces. The history covers the period from the end of World War II Cited by: 3. marked the ascendancy of the Soviet armed forces over the German Wehrmacht. During this period, the armed forces of the soviet Union held the strategic initiaitve and used it to defeat the Wehrmacht, gain control of Eastern Europe, 'and invade Germany proper, meeting Allied forces on the Elbe River on 25 April