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  • Russia Under Stalin
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    STALIN: The Total Authoritarian Twentieth Century Europe Dr. Mueller Darrell Ellis Henderson State University November 9, 1993 Russia in the 1920's and 1930's faced enormous economic problems. The world wide depression had a great impact on all great industrialized nations. However, Russia's problems were somewhat different regarding their lack of industrial growth as much of the rest of Europe had undergone. The 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and the destruction of traditional monarchy coupled with ...
  • 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 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. ...
  • Point Trotsky Sided With Lenin
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    Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) Leon Davidovich Trotsky (Bronstein) is one of the most contradictory characters in the history of Russian and international revolution movement-he was well known as a loyal leader of the masses and the Party, but on the other hand, his own ambitions often conflicted with interests of the Party members and other Communist leaders. Trotsky was born in 1879. His real name was Lev Davidovich Bronstein. His father was a well-to-do Jewish farmer in the Ukrainian province of Kh...
  • 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...
  • Stalin And Trotsky's Careers In Politics
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    Question 1 Stalin and Trotsky led two very different political careers. Before 1917 Trotsky wasn t even a member of the Bolsheviks, siding with the Mensheviks at the 2nd party congress in 1903 when the Social Democrats splintered into the two smaller parties: Mensheviks and Bolsheviks. Trotsky sided with the Mensheviks more pacifist views towards revolution and general protests. In fact it wasn t until after the March revolution in 1917 when he was in jail (following the July days) that he was p...
  • Power Struggle Between Stalin And Trotsky
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    In July 1917, Leon Trotsky joined the Bolshevik party. Trotsky assumed key roles in the events and policies concerning the Bolshevik Government, which included the Bolshevik Revolution, Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the Civil War and views on Russia's economic policies. "Lenin and Trotsky arrived, by parallel routes... ". 1 and Lenin depended greatly on Trotsky within his last years. "Trotsky appeared to be the obvious successor". 2 However, Trotsky's role in the Leadership struggle changed this. On ...
  • Stalin's Power
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    1.) Revolutions -The March Revolution (1914) Russia was a mixed up land dominated by land owing nobles, priests, and their ruler czar. Much of its majority peasant population endured stark poverty. A small middle class and an urban working class were emerging as Russia began to industrialize. -The November Revolution (1917) The government launched a disastrous offensive against Germany. Growing numbers of troops mutinied. At the same time peasants seized land and drove of fearful landlords. 2.) ...
  • 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...

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