Joseph Stalin

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Joseph Stalin

Accomplishments

1917: Russian Revolution1922: Repression of Soviet Georgia1927-1939: Mass purges and executions

-Along with Vlademir Lenin, Joseph Stalin was a leader of the succesful Russian Revolutions of 1917-Appointed General Secretary in 1922-Consolidates power following Lenin's death-Oversaw Russia's transformation from agrarian society to industrialized nation

Lasting Impact

Remembered as one of the most brutal and ruthless dictators of all time. Prime example as to why communism cannot work.

Citations

"Joseph Stalin." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2014. ."War and Revolution in Russia 1914-1921." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2014. ."10 Things You Should Know About Joseph Stalin." YouTube. YouTube, 8 Feb. 2014. Web. 25 Apr. 2014. .

Joseph StalinCreated by: Steve Warhola

Biography

Timeline

Stalin was born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili on December 18, 1878. His early years were filled with numerous health issues but his life changed once he attended college. There, he discovered the writings of Lenin and joined the Social-Democratic Labour Party. Aligning with most of the ideologies, Stalin is a member of a Marxist group. When Lenin started the Bolsheviks, Stalin was eager to sign up and quickly demonstrated good leadership and organizational skills. While winning the support and dependence of Lenin, Stalin shot up the ranks of the Bolsheviks. Although exiled numerous times, Stalin played a vital role in the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the subsequent wars that solidified the Communist ideals of the Soviet Union. After Vlademir Lenin's death, Stalin assumed ultimate power. Those who opposed him, perished. He was known as one of the most ruthless dictators of all time due to the way he dealt with his opposition. Once in absolute power, Stalin did away with many Lenin based economic practices and introduced his own policies of rapid industrialization. His initial leadership lead to possibly the most successful Communist country of all time but eventually it succumbed to human nature. Historians point to the Soviet Union as the closest adaptation of Communism the world has ever seen. Joseph Stalin died on March 5th, 1953 with the Soviet Union known as a superpower.


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