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* One of the routes in ''VisualNovel/MoreThanComrades'' focuses on him. His love of corn is exaggerated due to RuleOfFunny.


In [[InsaneTrollLogic a classic piece of Khrushchev-ian logic]] Khrushchev later came to believe that [[AdultFear his familiarity with war's horrors]] meant that he could prove more able to stomach the possibility of a war than someone who had not experienced them (and therefore was even more scared of war) - namely the US President in 1962, John Kennedy (who had 'only' served in the Navy). This proved not to be the case, as Khrushchev's harsher experiences seem to have inspired more fear than did Kennedy's.

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In [[InsaneTrollLogic a classic piece of Khrushchev-ian logic]] Khrushchev later came to believe that [[AdultFear his familiarity with war's horrors]] meant that he could prove more able to stomach the possibility of a war than someone who had not experienced them (and therefore was even more scared of war) - namely the US President in 1962, John Kennedy UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy (who had 'only' served in the Navy). This proved not to be the case, as Khrushchev's harsher experiences seem to have inspired more fear than did Kennedy's.



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* He's name-checked in the song [[Music/{{Queen}} "Killer Queen"]]
--> Build in a remedy for Khrushchev and [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Kennedy]]...



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* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', the motorcycle chase goes through an anti-communist rally. An effigy of Khrushchev is briefly seen.


Other notable events of his time in power include the launching of ''Sputnik'' and UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin's orbit around the Earth. On a less positive note, he crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and oversaw the construction of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. And yes, he is partly to blame for the Crimean crisis in Ukraine. Although he was an ethnic Russian, he grew up near the Ukrainian border, his dad frequently took jobs in eastern Ukraine, and he eventually moved there himself; as a result, Khrushchev [[ImmigrantPatriotism identified strongly with Ukraine in general and the Donbas in particular]], and [[PatrioticFervor he found it prudent to give away Crimea to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic]] in 1953. Finally, it should be noted that, although his efforts to improve the Soviet agriculture mostly failed[[note]]mainly because he attempted to introduce corn to so-called "Virgin Lands" which were unsuited for corn-based agriculture. This caused several tons of topsoil to just erode, making them even MORE unsuited for farming[[/note]], the improved relations with the West allowed the USSR to import grain and finally put a stop to the famines that plagued it since The Russian Civil War and the later collectivisation of agriculture in 1929 (and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wartime Tsarist Russia]] before that, what with [[HeroicRROD the over-mobilization and goods-shortage crises]]).

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Other notable events of his time in power include the launching of ''Sputnik'' and UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin's orbit around the Earth. On a less positive note, he crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and oversaw the construction of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. And yes, he is partly to blame for the Crimean crisis in Ukraine. Although he was an ethnic Russian, he grew up near the Ukrainian border, his dad frequently took jobs in eastern Ukraine, and he eventually moved there himself; himself and married a Ukrainian woman; as a result, Khrushchev [[ImmigrantPatriotism identified strongly with Ukraine in general and the Donbas in particular]], and [[PatrioticFervor he found it prudent to give away Crimea to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic]] in 1953. Finally, it should be noted that, although his efforts to improve the Soviet agriculture mostly failed[[note]]mainly because he attempted to introduce corn to so-called "Virgin Lands" which were unsuited for corn-based agriculture. This caused several tons of topsoil to just erode, making them even MORE unsuited for farming[[/note]], the improved relations with the West allowed the USSR to import grain and finally put a stop to the famines that plagued it since The Russian Civil War and the later collectivisation of agriculture in 1929 (and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wartime Tsarist Russia]] before that, what with [[HeroicRROD the over-mobilization and goods-shortage crises]]).


Other notable events of his time in power include the launching of ''Sputnik'' and UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin's orbit around the Earth. On a less positive note, he crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and oversaw the construction of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. And yes, he is partly to blame for the Crimean crisis in Ukraine. An ethnic Russian who [[PatrioticFervor grew up in and near Ukraine and identified strongly with Ukraine in general and the Donbas in particular]] he found it prudent to give away Crimea to the Ukranian Soviet Republic in 1953. Finally, it should be noted that, although his efforts to improve the Soviet agriculture mostly failed[[note]]mainly because he attempted to introduce corn to so-called "Virgin Lands" which were unsuited for corn-based agriculture. This caused several tons of topsoil to just erode, making them even MORE unsuited for farming[[/note]], the improved relations with the West allowed the USSR to import grain and finally put a stop to the famines that plagued it since The Russian Civil War and the later collectivisation of agriculture in 1929 (and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wartime Tsarist Russia]] before that, what with [[HeroicRROD the over-mobilization and goods-shortage crises]]).

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Other notable events of his time in power include the launching of ''Sputnik'' and UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin's orbit around the Earth. On a less positive note, he crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and oversaw the construction of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. And yes, he is partly to blame for the Crimean crisis in Ukraine. An Although he was an ethnic Russian who [[PatrioticFervor Russian, he grew up in and near Ukraine the Ukrainian border, his dad frequently took jobs in eastern Ukraine, and he eventually moved there himself; as a result, Khrushchev [[ImmigrantPatriotism identified strongly with Ukraine in general and the Donbas in particular]] particular]], and [[PatrioticFervor he found it prudent to give away Crimea to the Ukranian Ukrainian Soviet Republic Republic]] in 1953. Finally, it should be noted that, although his efforts to improve the Soviet agriculture mostly failed[[note]]mainly because he attempted to introduce corn to so-called "Virgin Lands" which were unsuited for corn-based agriculture. This caused several tons of topsoil to just erode, making them even MORE unsuited for farming[[/note]], the improved relations with the West allowed the USSR to import grain and finally put a stop to the famines that plagued it since The Russian Civil War and the later collectivisation of agriculture in 1929 (and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wartime Tsarist Russia]] before that, what with [[HeroicRROD the over-mobilization and goods-shortage crises]]).


Other notable events of his time in power include the launching of ''Sputnik'' and UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin's orbit around the Earth. On a less positive note, he crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and oversaw the construction of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. And yes, he is partly to blame for the Crimean crisis in Ukraine. [[PatrioticFervor A Ukrainian himself]], he found it prudent to give away Crimea to the Ukranian Soviet Republic in 1953. Finally, it should be noted that, although his efforts to improve the Soviet agriculture mostly failed[[note]]mainly because he attempted to introduce corn to so-called "Virgin Lands" which were unsuited for corn-based agriculture. This caused several tons of topsoil to just erode, making them even MORE unsuited for farming[[/note]], the improved relations with the West allowed the USSR to import grain and finally put a stop to the famines that plagued it since The Russian Civil War and the later collectivisation of agriculture in 1929 (and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wartime Tsarist Russia]] before that, what with [[HeroicRROD the over-mobilization and goods-shortage crises]]).

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Other notable events of his time in power include the launching of ''Sputnik'' and UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin's orbit around the Earth. On a less positive note, he crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and oversaw the construction of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. And yes, he is partly to blame for the Crimean crisis in Ukraine. An ethnic Russian who [[PatrioticFervor A Ukrainian himself]], grew up in and near Ukraine and identified strongly with Ukraine in general and the Donbas in particular]] he found it prudent to give away Crimea to the Ukranian Soviet Republic in 1953. Finally, it should be noted that, although his efforts to improve the Soviet agriculture mostly failed[[note]]mainly because he attempted to introduce corn to so-called "Virgin Lands" which were unsuited for corn-based agriculture. This caused several tons of topsoil to just erode, making them even MORE unsuited for farming[[/note]], the improved relations with the West allowed the USSR to import grain and finally put a stop to the famines that plagued it since The Russian Civil War and the later collectivisation of agriculture in 1929 (and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wartime Tsarist Russia]] before that, what with [[HeroicRROD the over-mobilization and goods-shortage crises]]).

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He was a very avid technophile, and championed experimental and unconventional research programs like the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground-effect_vehicle ekranoplan]] prototype known to the West as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Sea_Monster Caspian Sea Monster]]


Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (April 15, 1894 September 11, 1971) was the guy who led the Soviet Union after UsefulNotes/JosefStalin. In the USSR he was remembered as that ''utter and incompetent idiot'' [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets who destroyed the Red Army]] and was ''obsessed'' with missiles, practicing an ''absolutely idiotic'' brand of nuclear-blackmail/brinkmanship that nearly killed several hundred million people. In the West, he's remembered as a hotheaded buffoon who pounded his shoe on a table at the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations. Whether the shoe-related incident really happened is a matter of some debate, but it's become a symbol of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar anyway. In Russia, he's remembered for his domestic work, particularly his (failed) efforts to improve Soviet agriculture by introducing corn to the USSR, and the Khruschyovkas, low-quality, very cookie-cutter style apartment buildings that were supposed to be a temporary measure to alleviate the housing shortage (they were partially successful in this) until "communism is achieved in 20 years or so". Obviously, this never happened, and many people still live in such buildings today.

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Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (April 15, 1894 September 11, 1971) was the guy who led the Soviet Union after UsefulNotes/JosefStalin. In the USSR he was remembered as that ''utter and incompetent idiot'' [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets who destroyed the Red Army]] and was ''obsessed'' with missiles, practicing an ''absolutely idiotic'' brand of nuclear-blackmail/brinkmanship that nearly killed several hundred million people. In the West, he's he is remembered as a hotheaded buffoon who pounded his shoe on a table at the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations. Whether the shoe-related incident really happened is a matter of some debate, but it's it has become a symbol of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar anyway. In Russia, he's he is remembered for his domestic work, particularly his (failed) efforts to improve Soviet agriculture by introducing corn to the USSR, and the Khruschyovkas, low-quality, very cookie-cutter style apartment buildings that were supposed to be a temporary measure to alleviate the housing shortage (they were partially successful in this) until "communism is achieved in 20 years or so". Obviously, this never happened, and many people still live in such buildings today.


Other notable events of his time in power include the launching of ''Sputnik'' and UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin's orbit around the Earth. On a less positive note, he crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and oversaw the construction of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. And yes, he is partly to blame for the Crimean crisis in Ukraine. [[PatrioticFervor A Ukrainian himself]], he found it prudent to give away Crimea to the Ukranian Soviet Republic in 1953. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Boychick]]. Finally, it should be noted that, although his efforts to improve the Soviet agriculture mostly failed[[note]]mainly because he attempted to introduce corn to so-called "Virgin Lands" which were unsuited for corn-based agriculture. This caused several tons of topsoil to just erode, making them even MORE unsuited for farming[[/note]], the improved relations with the West allowed the USSR to import grain and finally put a stop to the famines that plagued it since The Russian Civil War and the later collectivisation of agriculture in 1929 (and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wartime Tsarist Russia]] before that, what with [[HeroicRROD the over-mobilization and goods-shortage crises]]).

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Other notable events of his time in power include the launching of ''Sputnik'' and UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin's orbit around the Earth. On a less positive note, he crushed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and oversaw the construction of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall. And yes, he is partly to blame for the Crimean crisis in Ukraine. [[PatrioticFervor A Ukrainian himself]], he found it prudent to give away Crimea to the Ukranian Soviet Republic in 1953. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Boychick]]. Finally, it should be noted that, although his efforts to improve the Soviet agriculture mostly failed[[note]]mainly because he attempted to introduce corn to so-called "Virgin Lands" which were unsuited for corn-based agriculture. This caused several tons of topsoil to just erode, making them even MORE unsuited for farming[[/note]], the improved relations with the West allowed the USSR to import grain and finally put a stop to the famines that plagued it since The Russian Civil War and the later collectivisation of agriculture in 1929 (and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI wartime Tsarist Russia]] before that, what with [[HeroicRROD the over-mobilization and goods-shortage crises]]).


Khruschev's time in office is sometimes known as the Khruschew Thaw because political repression and censorship were ''somewhat'' relaxed (compared to Stalin's time). Most notably, a certain number of foreign tourists were allowed to visit the USSR. Furthermore, Soviet citizens were allowed to see how people live in the West, which led to an increased focus on producing consumer goods in the USSR. There was also a certain degree of liberalization in the arts, though Khrushev rolled back some of the reforms once he began seeing works he didn't like. Another important aspect of the Khruschev Thaw is the abolition of the ''troikas'', special tribunals operated by security agencies that often ignored procedures and laws. Far fewer dissidents were put on trial; now the methods used to silence them included expulsion from the Party, loss of their job, or forced hospitalization.

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Khruschev's time in office is sometimes known as the Khruschew Thaw because political repression and censorship were ''somewhat'' relaxed (compared to Stalin's time). Most notably, a Many political prisoners were released from the gulags. A certain number of foreign tourists were allowed to visit the USSR.USSR, and Khruschew himself visited the United States in 1959. Furthermore, Soviet citizens were allowed to see how people live in the West, which led to an increased focus on producing consumer goods in the USSR. There was also a certain degree of liberalization in the arts, though Khrushev rolled back some of the reforms once he began seeing works he didn't like. Another important aspect of the Khruschev Thaw is the abolition of the ''troikas'', special tribunals operated by security agencies that often ignored procedures and laws. Far fewer dissidents were put on trial; now the methods used to silence them included expulsion from the Party, loss of their job, or forced hospitalization.


* In the film ''TheDeathOfStalin'', which depicts the power struggle after Stalin's death, Khrushchev is played by Creator/SteveBuscemi.

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* In the film ''TheDeathOfStalin'', ''Film/TheDeathOfStalin'', which depicts the power struggle after Stalin's death, Khrushchev is played by Creator/SteveBuscemi.



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* ''VideoGame/KaiserreichLegacyOfTheWeltkrieg'' - Appears as a Syndicalist revolutionary in Ukraine and can potentially become the Head of State of Ukraine.


* He often appeared as a villain in older Marvel comics, especially ''ComicBook/IronMan'', under the [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed very transparent alias]] Comrade K. In these stories, he was the dictator of the Iron Curtain nations, and depicted [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade basically as a supervillain version of himself]], plotting various dastardly schemes against the free world in general and Iron Man and his alter ego Tony Stark in particular while recycling his famous real-life sound bites.

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* He often appeared as a villain in older Marvel comics, especially ''ComicBook/IronMan'', under the [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed very transparent alias]] Comrade K. In these stories, he was the dictator of the [[CommieLand "the Iron Curtain nations, nations"]], and depicted [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade basically as a supervillain version of himself]], plotting various dastardly schemes against the free world in general and Iron Man and his alter ego Tony Stark in particular while recycling his famous real-life sound bites.


-->'''Comrade K:''' Once again the hated American defender has foiled my plans! [[WeWillMeetAgain But next time it shall be different!]] Next time, I shall ''' ''[[CatchPhrase BURY]]'' ''' ComicBook/IronMan!

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-->'''Comrade K:''' Once again the hated American defender has foiled my plans! [[WeWillMeetAgain But next time it shall be different!]] Next time, I shall ''' ''[[CatchPhrase BURY]]'' ''' ComicBook/IronMan!
Iron Man!

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