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  • Reversal By Stalin Of Lenin's Policy
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    How far was Stalinism the outcome of Leninist political practice The political system which existed in the Soviet Union under Stalin was a system of terror. The purges of the 1930's sent millions of Russians to their deaths or to the Gulags, the population was scared of the secret police, the NKVD, the forced collectivization of agriculture had wiped out a part of Russian society, the Kulaks. The show trials of the thirties had firmly established Stalin as the leader of the Soviet Union. What re...
  • Lenin At Their First Meeting Stalin
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    Stalin Stalin (1879-1953) Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili was born on December 21, 1879, in the village of Gori, Georgia. He was born to Vissarion and Yekaterina Dzhugashvili. His father Vissarion, was an unsuccessful cobbler who drank heavily and beat him savagely. When Iosif was 7, he caught smallpox, which scarred him for life, and then he came down with septicemia, which left his left arm slightly crippled for life. He lived in the 1920's a normal life, surrounded by many relatives who spo...
  • Political Failure And Stalins Success Trotskys Failure
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    There are different interpretations of how and why Stalin was able to gain power, either concentrating on his own actions and abilities, or the situation at the time and the failure of his opponents. It would appear that the success of Stalin was due to both his own strengths and actions in the political arena and the weaknesses displayed by his opponents, in relation to the prevailing circumstances of the time. Stalin was, by opportunism or careful planning, able to gain control of the party ma...
  • Stalin's Foreign Policy In The 1930's
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    Stalin, Joseph Vissarionovich 1879-1953, Russian revolutionary, head of the USSR (1924-53). A Georgian cobbler's son named Dzhugashvili, he joined the Social-Democratic party while a seminarian and soon became a professional revolutionary. In the 1903 party split (see BOLSHEVISM AND MENSHEVISM) he sided with LENIN. Stalin attended party congresses abroad and worked in the Georgian party press. In 1912 he went to St. Petersburg, where he was elected to the party's central committee. About this ti...
  • Plan And Stalin
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    (Sorry, I didn't add my work's cited page.) The words and actions of Joseph Stalin, Russian leader from 1922 to 1953, rippled throughout Russia and carried on to countries all over the world, including America. A ruler of terror, Stalin's ideas spread quickly, causing many to fear him. By exploring his younger years and his rise to power, one can understand his importance and degree of influence on American culture during the 1920's and 1930's. Born Ios if Vissarionovich Djugashvili, in Georgia,...
  • Political Party Stalin
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    Joseph Stalin was a man who had many accomplishments in his lifetime. He was a family man, a business man, and a political leader of one of the worlds largest super powers. He is noted for having control over more people for a greater amount of time than anyone before or since his time. He is compared to Gengis Kahn and Ivan the terrible. Stalin had a unique way of thinking and governing this became known as Stalinism He had thoughts and ideas that affect our world even today. Joseph Stalin was ...
  • Stalin And Trotsky
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    Question: How far did Stalin achieve and maintain what Kruchev described as "the accumulation of immense and limitless power", in the USSR between 1924 and 1945? Between 1924 and 1945, Joseph Stalin was able to emerge as the leader of the USSR and maintain what Kruchev described as "the accumulation of immense and limitless power". Stalin's rise to power was a combination of his ability to manipulate situations and the failure of others to prevent him from taking power, especially Leon Trotsky. ...
  • Stalin Into The Leading Bolshevik Party
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    Modern Russia and The Soviet Union: Stalin's character was the main reason for his rise to power Stalin was born as Ios if Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili on December 21, 1879 in Gori, Georgia. He grew up in a mountain town of about 5,000 people. He was the third and only surviving child of Vissarion Dzhugashvili and Catherine Gel adze. His father used to drink and beat him and his mother; this made Stalin very cold hearted. A friend commented on his behaviour, "Those undeserved and fearful beatings...
  • 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...
  • Lenins Death Stalin
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    Joseph Stalin, originally Ios if Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, is one of the most hated man in history because of his Communist rule over Russia and his massacre of millions of people. Stalin life began on December 21, 1879 in Gori, Georgia. His family was very poor shoemaker who drank heavily and beat Stalin frequently. At the age of fourteen Stalin's father died and Stalin was sent to a seminary to join the priesthood. He was later kicked out for revolutionary activity. After being expelled he ...
  • Form Of Killings Between Stalin And Hitler
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    Who was more Crazed: Stalin or Hitler? The obviously more crazed man was Joseph Stalin. Stalin was more crazed because over his time and rule, he killed millions upon millions more people that Hitler. Joseph Stalin is also more crazed because he did not kill other people he was racist against, but simply because he wanted to kill. The book Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives, states ' Adolf Hitler's actions can not even be compared to the monstrous actions of Joseph Stalin'. The author of this boo...
  • Lenin Under The Control Of Stalin
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    Ios if Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili was an unknown man in the small town of Gori, Georgia. After years of revolutionary activity and many times exiled to Siberia, he changed his name. A name that would threaten the Germans, ally with the Americans, and help the North Koreans. A name that came from the Russian word for steel, Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin was born on 21 December 1877 to Ekaterina Georgie vna and Vissarion Ivanovitch Dzhugashvili. Vissarion, Stalin's father, was a drunkard and very ...
  • Lenin And Stalin
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    Stalin as a continuation of Lenin Communism is like a mining town. The government owns the people. They are forced to buy government food, work for the government, and follow what the government says, or else. No one can escape because their pa checks come from the same people they pay, causing them to did themselves deeper and deeper into debt. And they are forced to breath the cancerous air, just as the Russians were forced to endure the terror. Russia experienced communism in a horrible way: ...
  • Joseph Stalin And Leon Trotsky
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    Stalin and Trotsky: Patrons of world domination One of the most well known countries in the world is Russia. Since the Paleolithic Period, Russia has faced misfortune and difficulties through its brutal leaders. Every change that has made this country more inclusive has been won with toil, tears, and blood. The year of 1879 was the beginning of another "great new chapter" (Flachmann p. 357) in Russia's history. It was the year two patrons of world domination were born. These patrons were Joseph ...
  • 8 Months After Lenins Arrest
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    Vladimir Ilynich Ulyanov, or Lenin, was born on April 22, 1870, in the sleepy little town of Simbrisk, Russia. Childhood in Simbrisk was serene and pleasant for Lenin, and his father, Ilya Nikolievich, was highly respected by many of the nobles in this province. Vladimir took just as much interest in his schoolwork than he did with his extra-curricular activities on the home front. He quickly impressed his teachers with his keen intelligence and his outstanding memory. He mastered his classes so...
  • Cause For Stalin's Rise To Power
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    "It is my view that once the Soviet regime was in place and Lenin pursued his visionary program without regard to the almost universal opposition it aroused... the apparatus which he had created naturally rallied around Stalin, the most competent and popular Communist politician" (Pipes, 63) It seems that Richard Pipes begins his analysis on why Stalin came to power by pointing out that it was probably Lenin who paved the way for Stalin. Consequently, throughout Pipe's analysis, he portrays the ...
  • At The Beginning Of Stalin's Government
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    a) Women and families: At the beginning of Stalin's government, women kept the same freedom they had under Lenin; they could easily divorce or abort. Later Stalin realized that the family structure was a "bourgeois institution", thus, in his philosophy, was being prejudicial to the economy. Therefore, he made divorces more expensive and harder to obtain and abortion became illegal. Stalin's fluctuation went from allowing women have more freedom to completely repressing them. This had an impact o...
  • Stalin Leninism And Marxism
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    Throughout the Communist period in Russia, Lenin was always regarded as almost a Saint. Upon his death, his body was kept in a public tomb on Red Square, and his reputation remained unblemished right up to the time when Communism fell and it was once again legal to criticise the country's leaders. Stalin however, was regarded as evil incarnate, perverting true communism through his mad paranoia into a totalitarian police state. Whilst it is true that Stalin was certainly a harsh leader, there is...
  • Stalin And Trotsky
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    Stalin, the "Man of Steel" is known for his use of terror during his legendary rule, the kind of leader that would stop at almost nothing to accomplish his goals. Ruthless, ambitious and cunning are among words commonly used to describe him. However, despite the fear he invoked among the people of Russia he did indeed start jump the economy and force the backward economy of Russia into the modern world of technology. With the two underlying themes of collectivization and industrialization he was...
  • Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin
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    Joseph Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin is credited as being one of the most powerful leaders of all time. He helped his country, the Soviet Union, become a dominating world power. Born on December 21, 1879 under his original name Ios if Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, he renamed himself Stalin meaning "man of steel. ' Stalin was the unchallenged leader of the USSR from 1929 until his death in 1953. A product from a very shaky childhood environment, Stalin, became overwhelmed with radical ...

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