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What is the significance of the animals Orwell chose to represent the KGB in Animal Farm?

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Orwell chose nine dogs to represent the KGB in Animal Farm. It would be more accurate to say the dogs represented the NKVD, Stalin's private security force tasked with intimidating and eliminating his opponents.

The NKVD, and later the KGB, was greatly feared in Russia during Stalin's reign. They were known to execute entire families and led the Great Purge...

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