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  • Industrial Five Year Plans
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    Stalin: Did his Rule Benefit Russian Society and the Russian People? I. Introduction A. Thesis. Statement of problemI I. Beginnings A. Childhood. The Making of a Revolutionary. The Five Year Plans in Industry. Progress and Benefits to Russia. Downfalls for the People IV. Agricultural ChangesA. Collectivization. The Liquidation of the Kulaks. Famine. Social ChangesA. Social Benefits. Personal Advancements C. Woman in Society VI. Purges. The Party. The Army. The Burial Pits VII. Conclusion A. Summ...
  • Joseph Stalin In The Soviet Union
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    For much of the time between 1930 and 1952, Vyacheslav Molotov, a laconic, unsmiling man called Mr Net behind his back by western diplomats, was second only to Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union. He played a decisive role in the famine of 1932, during which millions of peasants died of starvation and disease. He was instrumental in liquidating the kulaks (the land-owning farmers). He was Stalin's faithful henchman during the Great Terror, in 1936-38, when both the Red Army command and the country...
  • Hitler And Stalin
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    Hitler and Stalin will probably go down in history as two of the greatest known evil leaders of the 20th Century. You might ask what could bring two men to become the menaces they were. What kind of upbringing would cause someone to turnout the way they did. This report will compare the two through there adolescence till the end of their teenage years. December 21, 1879 at Gori in Georgia, Joseph Stalin is born. Ten years later on April 20, 1889, Adolph Hitler is given birth to at Braunau on the...
  • Stalin And Other Countries
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    According to Thomas Carlyle, a "great man" is one who shapes history and affects the course of the future. In the case of Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union from 1929-1953, one can perceive that through torment and brutal force, he was able to modernize a nation and oppress his own people. One can argue that Stalin was a great leader of the 20th century. After all, he took an undeveloped country and molded it into one of the world's greatest industrial and military forces. But, this tra...
  • Stalin And Napoleon
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    Orwell's Animal Farm: Summary of Characters Stalin's five-year plan was made to upgrade Russia and bring it current with the rest of the world within a five-year period. In Orwell's book Animal Farm, Napoleon - Snowball thinks up the idea of constructing a windmill which looks like it is designed to bring the farm up to current technology. In both cases, Stalin and Napoleon come off trying to sell their ideas with the impression that it is to better the lives of the people and the animals of the...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Actions Of Napoleon From Animal Farm
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    The novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell, was an allegory about the Russian Revolution in which the author used a farm and its members to symbolize major characters and their actions. In this composition, I will reveal to you many of Joseph Stalin's important contributions and how they relate to the actions of Napoleon from Animal Farm. I will break this topic down into the following three parts, their rise to power, Stalin Five Year Plan, and their use and abuse of authority. When Lenin died in ...
  • 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...
  • Purges Of The Russian People Under Stalin
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    Under Stalins leadership, approximately 70 000 people were murdered during the purges of 1928 to 1940, and some 12 million people died as a result of Stalins sending them to the Gulags otherwise known as the camps, and these estimates are described as being conservative. Many historians believe that up to 17 million people could have died as a result of Stalins purges. Was this due to Stalins paranoia, or were other factors involved in these huge numbers of dead After Lenin's death, Stalin succe...
  • Napoleon And Stalin Resort To Drastic Measures
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    Napoleon and Stalin: In his Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx described his vision of the future, where the proletariat, or working class, rises up to topple the bourgeoisie and create a society without social classes. The Russian revolution of 1917, led by Vladimir Lenin, attempted to do just that. Lenin died in 1924, several years after the revolution, and Joseph Stalin rose to replace him, forcing rival Leon Trotsky to resign. In George Orwell's Animal Farm, Napoleon the pig represents Stalin, a...
  • Fifty Page Stalin Book
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    When I first heard that we would be doing a paper on a song by Billy Joel I thought that this was going to be not exactly an easy, but a fun project. I was impressed on how it was broken down into the years and I really liked the fact that we could choose our own year. Little did I know that that was going to be my downfall. When it came time to choose I had already singled out my year of 1955 because I recognized all of those names, but as my fate would have it 1955 was one of the first years c...
  • 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 ...
  • Government And Stalin
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    Edvard Radzinsky is a lucky, lucky man. Following the success of his first book, The Last Tsar, he was granted special access to libraries and record halls that had been closed since the October Revolution. His thorough analysis of the facts surrounding the life and times of Joseph Stalin are astounding in their concise basis. The truths revealed in STALIN are incredible, and shed light on one of the most enigmatic characters from history. Radzinsky writes from personal experience. His father em...
  • Russian Orthodox Church
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    Stalin vs. God "At a very early age, while still a pupil in the ecclesiastical school, Comrade Stalin developed a critical mind and revolutionary sentiments", wrote E. Yaroslav sky in Landmarks in the Life of Stalin. "He began to read Darwin and became an atheist. G. Glurdjidze, a boyhood friend of Stalin's, relates: "I began to speak of God, Joseph heard me out, and after a moment's silence, said: " 'You know, they are fooling us, there is no God... ' " Joseph Stalin came to power and kept his ...
  • Stalin's Rule Changes
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    Unequally treated, under all Russian governments, women were promised rights at home, work and in the political arena yet each time were bitterly disappointed. Three very diverse governments and their consequent ideologies ruled Russia during the late 19th century until mid 20th century, the Tsarist government ruled pre-Revolutionary Russia followed by the Bolshevik leaders during the revolution then to Lenin's successor, Stalin after the revolution. Over the period that these three governments ...
  • Sergei Petrovich Kotov
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    Analysis Of "Burnt By The Sun' Essay, Analysis Of "Burnt By The Sun' Analysis of Burnt by the Sun Professor William Comer SLAV 14 Jay S. Kerr 610966 September 28, 1998 Analysis of Burnt by the Sun by Nikita Mikhalkov The movie Burnt by the Sun by Nikita Mikhalkov, is a film dedicated to everyone who was burnt by the sun of the (Russian) Revolution. Stalin consolidated his power in the mid-1930's, by launching a campaign of political terror. His purges, arrests, and deportations to labor camps to...

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