Who is the Secret Police and the Enforcers in Animal Farm?

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Napoleon's nine ferocious dogs are the enforcers on the farm and allegorically represent Stalin's ruthless NKVD police force, which violently punished political dissidents and carried out assassinations during the Great Purge. In Animal Farm, Napoleon secretly raises the dogs in the loft of the barn, where he educates them at a young age and teaches them to remain loyal and obedient to him. As Snowball begins to gain momentum in the political arena,...

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