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  • Stalin And Other Countries
    440 words
    According to Thomas Carlyle, a "great man" is one who shapes history and affects the course of the future. In the case of Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union from 1929-1953, one can perceive that through torment and brutal force, he was able to modernize a nation and oppress his own people. One can argue that Stalin was a great leader of the 20th century. After all, he took an undeveloped country and molded it into one of the world's greatest industrial and military forces. But, this tra...
  • Piggy And Trotsky And Jack And Stalin
    560 words
    Lord Of The Flies vs. U.S.S. R leaders The events in Lord of the Flies seem to model what happened in the struggle for power in the U.S.S.R. in the mid-1920's. Both show what happens when dissension grows and people get desperate. There is an obvious battle between good and evil. In the beginning of the novel, there is one group, where all the boys essentially work together, and there is order and peace. As the book progresses, a split and this rift grows until there are two completely separate ...
  • View Of Stalin In The Soviet Union
    991 words
    Joseph Stalin's official reign of terror ended with his death in 1953, but the effects of his autocratic rule continued for many years to follow. His lasting hold on the people of the former Soviet Union still lingers in a few brainwashed minds. In the article 'Stalin's Afterlife' and the movie 'Russia's War - Blood Upon the Snow', Stalin is portrayed as the monster really was and should be remembered as. It said in 'Stalin's Afterlife' that 'Stalin's policies created a holocaust greater than Hi...
  • Greatest Leaders In The French Revolution
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    Robespierre is known as possibly the greatest leader of the French Revolution. Stalin is known as one of Russia's greatest leaders. There are many differences and similarities in each of their reigns as leaders. Both used economic plans and total war effort as a campaign to further there revolution. Stalin and Robespierre used their revolutions, however, through terror Stalin remained true to his revolution but Robespierre betrayed his. Stalin had an ingenious plan to help his country's economy ...
  • Lenin And Stalin
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    Social Science 201 16.10. 2000 A great luck for Russia was that at the times of hardships she was headed by such a genius and talented commander as Joseph Stalin. Stalin was a man of extraordinary energy, erudition and a powerful will. Him even I, a person taught by the Parliament, could not counter. W. Churchill "Stalin is the Lenin of today", said a popular propaganda slogan of the thirties and the forties. The situation has changed drastically since that time; people's opinion of Stalin has c...
  • Communism To A New Higher Level
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    When you are talking about the Soviet people and say that they are non-political people who don't believe in ideology you need to examine it more. From the time the Soviet Society evolved into the communist society that they were until they lost the stigma of being a communist society these statements were by and large true. After they lost their communist traits everything changed. The Soviets were the first big country to be led by a dictatorship or have a communist society. To start with the ...
  • Policy Of Collectivization Under Stalin
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    Politics has always been about image. A good image leads to power, it's that simple. Sometimes it is hard to draw the line between a leader who is genuinely interested in improving the lives of his people and one that is interested in filling a few more pages of the already crowded History book. A good example of this is the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in its transition time between 1953 and 1964. The tyrannical rule of Joseph Stalin in the USSR was finally over, and the nation sought a ...
  • Unrealistic Five Year Plans
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    The Russian Revolution negatively affected the lives of the Russian people. Though they were not being oppressed by the monarchs, they were still being oppressed by the communist leaders through giving the people no incentives, choice, nor freedom. Centralized planning was focused on industrial and agricultural development to the detriment of consumer needs. Stalin developed a form of centralized planning in 1928 called Five-Year plans. The Five-Year Plans were programs that forced industrializa...

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