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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...
  • Army Forces And Material
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    The Life Of Joseph Stalin The "Man of Steel", or Stalin, was born in Georgia, was educated at the Tiflis Theological Seminary from which he was expelled for "propagating Marxism". He joined the Bolshevik underground and was arrested and transported to Siberia. He escaped in 1904. The ensuing years witnessed his closer identification with revolutionary Marxism, his many escapes from captivity, his growing intimacy with Lenin and Bukharin, his early disparagement of Leon Trotsky, and his co-option...
  • Stalin's Absolute Power
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    JOSEPH STALIN: TYRANT OF STEELIosef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (a. k. a. Joseph Stalin), was the undisputed leader of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953. Although Stalin's reign in power did not begin immediately his contribution to government began in 1912, and from then on he slowly rose to the high chain of command. Stalin's long and troublesome road to absolute power had many steps that marked important events in the Soviet Union's condition but they did not always improve the life of his p...
  • Stalin's Boorishness Offensive At Times
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    "The man who turned the Soviet Union from a backward country into a world superpower at unimaginable human cost (Joseph Stalin)."Stalin was born into a dysfunctional family in a poor village in Georgia (Joseph Stalin)". Permanently scarred from a childhood bout with smallpox and having a mildly deformed arm, Stalin always felt unfairly treated by life, and thus developed a strong, romanticized desire for greatness and respect, combined with a shrewd streak of calculating cold-heartedness towards...
  • Stalin's Policy Of Soviet Expansion
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    Who Was To Blame For The Cold War? The blame for the Cold War cannot be placed on one person -- it developed as a series of chain reactions as a struggle for supremacy. It can be argued that the Cold War was inevitable, and therefore no one's fault, due to the differences in the capitalist and communist ideologies. It was only the need for self-preservation that had caused the two countries to sink their differences temporarily during the Second World War. Yet many of the tensions that existed i...
  • Stalin And The Soviet Union
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    It is not difficult to lay blame to either the United States or the Soviet Union for the causes of the Cold War; the blame is to be put on the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin was not looking to do what was best for the economy or the people. His ideas of being a dictator became bigger soon after the end of World War II. He immediately looked to take control over Eastern Europe. His reasons for doing so were not for economic gain but for becoming a major world dictator. There were many differences be...
  • Stalin's Leadership The Soviet Union
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    ... t Communist leader, the longtime ruler who more tha if the United States had entered early into World War II if the United States had entered early into World War II What if the United States ha Steps Towards The Russian Revolution Steps Towards The Russian Revolution The quotation, 'I shall maintain the principle o The End of The Cold War The End of The Cold War by Rutvij Bhatt United States History II Mrs. Jacquelyn J. Ne Stalin- Did his rule benefit Russian society and the Russian Stalin-...
  • Soviet Union And The Usa
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    I GOT AN A STAR AT GCSE LEVEL FOR THIS ESSAY, ENGLISH SPELLING... HOPE U LIKE... Everyones opinion is different, some say one thing, some say another but the big question is, who was to blame for the Cold War The United States of America The Soviet Union Maybe it was inevitable and bound to happen, but maybe it was partly both of their faults. Could the Cold War have been prevented There are many points that can argue and back up all of the above opinions. I will be examining different sources a...
  • Stalin's Anti Semitism
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    Modern World History 5/18/01 Joseph Stalin led the Socialist Soviet Union in the "Revolution from Above", a movement to centralize the government and transform society without popular participation. Because Stalin's radical goals were destructive for the populace to attain, his legitimacy was based on the credibility of his ideological authority. In protection of that conviction, Stalin was in constant fear of competitive initiative and philosophy. Stalin subjected society and culture to strict ...
  • Lennon Era Bolshevik Propaganda
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    The soviet communist party, or the Bolsheviks, always new that strong propaganda was essential to increase the consciousness of the masses. As stated in the Encyclopedia of Propaganda", propaganda was central to Marxist-Leninist ideology long before the Bolshevik revolution of 1917". (675) The power of persuasion and coercion were exercised with great force by Soviet leaders. The two leaders whom utilized propaganda to influence public opinion in the USSR were Vladimir Lennon and Joseph Stalin. ...
  • View Of Stalin In The Soviet Union
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    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...
  • Stalin's Foreign Policies
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    Son of a poverty-stricken shoemaker, raised in a backward province, Joseph Stalin had only a minimum of education. However, he had a burning faith in the destiny of social revolution and an iron determination to play a prominent role in it. His rise to power was bloody and bold, yet under his leadership, in an unexplainable twenty-nine years, Russia because a highly industrialized nation. Stalin was a despotic ruler who more than any other individual molded the features that characterized the So...
  • In The Year 1922 Stalin
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    Joseph Stalin was born in 21 December 1879. He was the second man in the Soviet Union leadership. During his ascension of power he suppressed and physically liquidated his political opponents for the least suspicions. He transformed the Soviet Union from a rural society into an industrial one and this enabled the Soviet Union to achieve triumph over the Axis countries in the World War II. Stalin was born in the city of "Gori" at Georgia Republic. His father was a shoemaker called Bio and his mot...
  • Deterioration Of The American Soviet Relationship
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    American and Soviet relations deteriorated in the decade following World War II. The three factors that had the most effect on that relationship were the agreements made at the Yalta Conference, the Korean War, and McCarthyism. The agreements of the Yalta Conference began the deterioration of the American-Soviet relationship. Some of the decisions taken at Yalta pertained to Europe. The most critical of these had to do with the liberated nations of eastern Europe. Roosevelt and Churchill rejecte...
  • Result Of Stalin's Diplomacy
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    As long as Stalin was running the Soviet Union a cold war was unavoidable. (JL Gaddis, We Now Know). Discuss this interpretation of the origins of the Cold War. The war obliged Stalin to make radical changes in his foreign policy. Before the attack by Nazi Germany he could allow himself to observe the development of events and swim with the tide, choosing between Hitler or the West, but after June 22nd, 1941 he had to take positive action. In this new situation the characteristics of Stalinism w...
  • Collectivisation And Industrialisation Stalin
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    Stalin came into power in 1928 and from then on it was his aim to modernise the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union, in comparison with much of Europe was extremely backwards, although Europe was in a time of economic depression, as the Soviet Union had failed to have an industrial revolution they still had less economic power. Stalin realised that an industrial revolution would have to take place in order to modernise the Soviet Union. However he did not want to go about in the same way as the rest ...
  • Example Of Stalin's Propaganda
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    In this essay I will be looking at sources A through I and determining for each source whether or not it agrees with the statement: "Throughout his rule of the USSR, Stalin retained the support of the Russian people" I will answer using the sources and my own knowledge. Source A totally agrees with the statement. It is written in the year Stalin died, by the American journalist Walter Duranty. He thought that Stalin was the man to get Russia back on its feet. He supports this argument with such ...
  • Reasons For Ussr's Policy Towards Europe
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    During the post-war years of 1945-1949, the USSR adopted a policy of "sovietization" and set about its expansion into Eastern Europe, by creating Moscow-friendly satellite states. The USSR saw this as a purely defensive action, while the West saw this as evidence of Russia's expansionist nature. Hence, Soviet Union's move into Eastern Europe was much cause of the conflict between the West and Russia. One of the motivating forces behind Stalin's expansionist policy into Europe was that of oversea...
  • Total Control Of The Soviet Union
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    Why was Stalin able to secure his hold on power in the Soviet Union in the years 1928-1941? (15) Between the years 1928 and 1941 Stalin achieved total control of the Soviet Union. His use of terror was an important factor in this control, as was Stalin's use of propaganda and the fact that the Soviet Union was transformed into an industrial superpower Terror was certainly extremely important. The brutal enforcement of Collectivisation and the Purges ensured that any potential opposition to Stali...
  • Stalin's Foreign Policy In Eastern Europe
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    The Soviet Union had fought alongside America and Britain, to defeat Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan in the Second World War. At the end of the war, devastation was wide-spread. The Soviet Union was terribly affected by war, ruined by war. Total Soviet casualties doubled those of any other nation. Millions were homeless, without husbands, without an economy to get them back on their feet. Now that the war had ceased, the USSR and United States had no reason to co-operate as they had previously. In...

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