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  • 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...
  • Look At Stalin's Policies
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    Stalin When people here the word "Russia", they immediately think of the poor living conditions which the Russians have been subject to for the last sixty years. They think of the Communist government, and then their thoughts turn to the leader who implanted communism into the Russian government and took away peoples' basic rights. It is the name of a man who ruled Russia by a totalitarian dictatorship for almost thirty years. He set up a government that took control of peoples' lives. There was...
  • 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...
  • Animal Farm And The Russian Revolution
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    George Orwells controversial novel Animal Farm has often been thought of as Orwells opinions, or interpretations of historical events that happened around the time it was written. The historical event that it is most often compared to is the Russian Revolution. Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution have many similarities and ideas. The characters, settings, and the plots are close if not exactly the same. In addition Animal Farm is a satire and allegory of the Russian Revolution, and it seems t...
  • 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 ...
  • Women Under Stalins Russia
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    Stalin ruled Russia from 1928 to 1953. He had some short-term impact on Russia but he was single-minded and not pragmatic- unlike Lenin- therefore his impact was mostly long-term. A significant belief of Lenins had been that everybody should be equal. Where women were concerned Stalin had other ideas. He reversed many laws from the 1920's relating to womens emancipation, in favour of strengthening the family. For example, divorce and child support (if unmarried) became more difficult to obtain, ...
  • 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,...
  • Stalin's First Major Achievements
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    In the beginning Communism seemed to the people of Russia as a utopian ideal. The promise of the elimination of classes, of guaranteed employment, 'The creation of a comprehensive social security and welfare system for all citizens that would end the misery of workers once and for all. ' Lenin's own interpretation of the Marxian critique was that to achieve Communism there would first have to be a socialist dictatorship to first suppress any dissent or protest. Through coercive tactics this new ...
  • Plan Stalin
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    Stalinism. To mention this term, this policy, is to evoke panic and fright in almost all Russians. Stalin rose to become the dictator of Russia in 1929, and remained in that position until 1953. He morphed the Soviet Union from what was once one of the world's most underdeveloped countries to one of the greatest in industrialization. "Socialism in one country" was his policy, and it quickly became a ubiquitous law. Stalin ruled his country with fear and an atmosphere of terror was constantly pre...
  • Total Control Of Russia
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    There were many events that lead up to the Bolshevik Revolution. First off, in 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published a thought-provoking book. The Communist Manifesto expressed their support of a world in which there was no difference in class. A world in which the workers and commoners ran the show and there was no high and supreme ruler. Many intellectual Russians began to become aware of this pamphlet as well as the advanced state of the world compared to Russia. Other countries were...
  • 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 ...
  • Industrialization Russia
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    The Marxist belief being that class struggle plays a primary role in analyzing Western society in general and in understanding its allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist society and thence to Communism. (American Heritage, 1997) was the guiding beacon of the revolution of Russia. The adoption of the Marxist doctrine was thought to be the answer for turning what was known as a "backward country" around. However, along the road to this vision the...
  • Stalin's Transformation Of Russia
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    Was Stalin's transformation of Russia successful That depends on your definition of success. If success is nothing more than to carry out and prosper with what you intended to do, than I believe that his transformation of Russia was indeed a success. But success also accounts for continuing prosperity, and how the success is achieved. While Stalin's plans may have been more successful than Lenin's Russia or the Tsar's Russia, the mass amounts of death and the eventual fall of Russia, causes me t...
  • Very Negative View Of Stalin
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    1. To answer this question we have to look at all the sources and interpret what they are trying to tell us about Stalin himself. There are positive sources and also negative sources. I will now try to explain the impression each source gives of me. If we take source A it states at the bottom that it was published in the 1930's in Paris. It illustrates three pyramids of skulls and vultures flying above them. The skulls are most likely the victims of his purges and policies. He seems to be pointi...
  • 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 ...
  • Margaret Thatcher And Stalin
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    Though these two countries have very different philosophies with which they run their states, their leaders do exhibit similarities and not simply differences. For the sake of comparison, I will compare Tony Blair with Yeltsin and Margaret Thatcher with Stalin. These characters of government are widely known and easily recognizable as well thus we will focus on them. They feature prominently in each country's history of government. Russia, under Stalin and the "Old Regime", was very Communist, l...
  • 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.) ...
  • Russian Citizens Supportive Of Stalin's Ways
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    So many people supported Stalin and Mussolini even with their totalitarian methods because of the extreme poverty in both countries. Both Russia and Italy were destroyed economically and emotionally by the events of World War I. The citizens of each nation looked for a way out of poverty. Stalin and Mussolini provided a way out, and the classes didn't care how they did it. After the war Russia was at least 50 years behind the rest of the Western countries in industry. One of the first things Sta...
  • 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 ...
  • Five Year Plans Stalin
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    Stalin stated.".. those who fall behind get beaten. But we do not want to be beaten. No, we refuse to be beaten! One feature of the history of old Russia was the continual beatings she suffered because of her backwardness. She was beaten by the Mongol khans. She was beaten by the Turkish beys. She was beaten by the Swedish feudal lords. She was beaten by the Polish and Lithuanian gentry. She was beaten by the British and French capitalists. She was beaten by the Japanese barons. All beat her bec...

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