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The bureaucratic, authoritarian exercise of state power and mechanistic application of Marxist-Leninist principles associated with Stalin.

Sta′lin·ist adj. & n.
Sta′lin·ize′ v.
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Verb1.stalinize - transform in accordance with Stalin's policies; "Russia was slowly stalinized after Lenin's death"
transform, transmute, transubstantiate - change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another"
destalinise, destalinize - counteract the effects and policies of Stalinism; "Russia was slowly destalinized in the late 1950's"
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16, 1933, with a banner headline: "Pinks Plan Coup to Stalinize Studios."
Other articles are perhaps less impressive but still provide illuminating insights: Kater shows that not all nationalists, anti-Semites, and conservatives were celebrated in the Third Reich or changed their views after its destruction, Uta Poiger narrates how cultural and political leaders used jazz after World War II as a way of distancing their new states from Germany's racist past, influencing gender norms, and fighting each other; Joy Haslam Calico discusses the way opera was used to both Stalinize and legitimize the GDR by linking socialist realism to the idea of the Kulturnation.