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Introduction

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Abstract

Established political systems often use socialization techniques to transfer values to younger generations. In the United States, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Young Republicans, Young Democrats, Junior ROTC, and other student or youth groups attempt to inculcate their members with basic American principles. Such organizations are actually programmes designed to produce future leaders who can be relied upon to maintain the political status quo within acceptable parameters. Occasionally, the youthful portion of a population becomes so united and driven by an idea, an image of the future, that it transcends a mere socialization process and acquires a life of its own. In these circumstances youth movements are born.

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Youth Group Political Education Russian Revolution Youth Movement Girl Scout 
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Notes

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    Hans Sebald, Adolescence: a Social Psychological Analysis. (New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1968) p. 29.Google Scholar
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    Robert V. Daniels (ed.), The Stalin Revolution (Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath, 1965) p. 1.Google Scholar
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    Sheila Fitzpatrick, The Russian Revolution 1917–1932 (Oxford University Press, 1984) p. 110.Google Scholar
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    Alex Inkeles, Public Opinion in Soviet Russia (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1967) p. 32.Google Scholar
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    Ralph Fisher, Pattern for Soviet Youth (New York: Columbia University Press, 1959) p. 133.Google Scholar
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    V. I. Lenin, Selected Works X (New York: Progress Publishers, 1942) p. 95.Google Scholar
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    Joseph Stalin, Leninism (Leningrad: Cooperative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the USSR, 1934) p. 95.Google Scholar

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© Ann Todd Baum 1987

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