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  • Features Of Big Brother And Oceania
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    1984 Essay After reading Orwell's 1984 and examining Stalin's rule over Soviet Russia it is safe to say that the two are very similar. Many features of Big Brother and Oceania mimic those of Stalin and the USSR. As well, the ability to change the truth and rewrite the past was abused for both regimes. Also, the Party and it's enemies are actual representations of real people who were against Stalin and the USSR. Finally, Big Brother and Stalin did have some differences though very few. By discus...
  • Few People Beneath Stalin
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    Josef Stalin was born with the name Ios if Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili on December 21st, 1897 in. As a young boy he was nicknamed 'Soso'. He had a sickly childhood, with disease and poverty taking a toll on his life. He was the only child of his parents that lived past infancy. He had dark hair, yellow eyes, and a ruddy complexion and stood just 5 feet 4 inches. Stalin then went on to serve in the military, but his rise to power came after he ousted Leon Trotsky. Then Stalin began great purges w...
  • Life In Ussr In Stalin's Time
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    Joseph Stalin became leader of the USSR after Lenin's death in 1924. Lenin had a government of abstemious communist government. When Stalin came into government he moved to a radical communist society. He moved away from the somewhat capitalist / communist economy of Lenin time to "modernize" the USSR. He wanted to industrialize and modernize USSR. He had overworked his workers, his people were dying, and most of them in slave labor camps. In fact by doing this Stalin had hindered the USSR and p...
  • World War II And Stalin
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    Josef Stalin Josef Stalin was born in 1879, under the name Ios if Vissarion ich Dzhugashvili. He was born in Gori, which is now the Republic of Georgia, and his parents were both Georgian peasants who did not know how to speak Russian. However, Stalin learned the Russian language at his school, a Georgian church school, which he attended from 1888 to 1894. Here, he earned a full scholarship to the Tbilisi Theological Seminary, where he started reading and learning about the principles of Marxism...
  • Source Stalin
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    Depth Study B: Russia 1905-1941 Assignment B: Objective 3 Stalin: Man or Monster 1) Study Sources A, B and C. Do these sources give similar or different impressions of Stalin Explain your answer. (6) These sources give different impressions of Stalin, however there are some similarities. Source A is a cartoon published in Paris in the 1930's. It shows Stalin and the results of his policies according to the artist. The cartoon features Stalin showing three pyramids of skulls as if he was a tour g...
  • Foolish Policies And The Rule Of Brezhnev
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    Khrushchevs Rule Was Characterised By Foolish And Hare-brained Schemes, Brezhnevs Offered Nothing Khrushchevs rule was characterised by foolish and hare-brained schemes, Brezhnevs offered nothing but stagnation. Analyse the domestic history of the USSR in the period 1953-1980 in the light of this assertion. In 1953 the ruthless and powerful ruler of the USSR Josef Stalin died thus ending a period of Russian history which saw the worlds first communist state grow from a country crippled by civil ...
  • Joseph Stalin
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    Joseph Stalin - Father of the USSR (1) 2 Russia was an undeveloped and political weak country that wanted change. During the suffering of World War 1 Vladimir Lenin stepped up and tried to change this. Lenin, preaching the words of Karl Marx, promised that the country would be in the rule of the working class and would go under a great change with him in power. After he was elected to power he made many reforms to benefit Russia then called the and make it more modern. When Lenin died in 1924, t...
  • 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...
  • Supply Routes Into West Berlin
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    The West's intolerance towards communism had existed ever since the Russian revolutions in 1917. After the revolution of November 1917 Lenin decided that the war against Germany should end, Russia had faced huge casualties and economic instability due to the war effort. So in the treaty of Brest-Litovsk Lenin agreed to stop fighting, giving 27% of Russia's farmland and 75% of its iron-ore reserves. The Allies were very unhappy about this, as Russia's large army was needed to pressure the Germans...

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