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1935Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) | General Secretary

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee - what a meek title, heh?

The easiest way to gain control of the population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamor for such laws if the personal security is threatened.

Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.

Date of first quote unknown. Second one is attributed, but exact source not found, it surely comes from an incisive mind, however, and may well be translated from some document currently unknown.

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