Joseph Stalin was born on December 21 1879, in a town near Tbilisi in Gori. His original name was Iosif Vissarionovich Djugashvili, but in 1913 he changed it to Stalin which means ‘’Man of steel’’ in Russian. He was the son of Besarion ughashvili, a cobbler, and Ketevan Geladze, a washerwoman. His father is said to have been an unsuccessful village shoemaker and a drunkard who was mean to Stalin. He was a frail child. He contracted a disease called smallpox at age 7 which caused some deformations on his arms. The other kids in the village treated him cruelly and insulted him before they felt that he was inferior. Because of this, Joseph began to search for a way to gain power and respect. His mother wanted him to become a priest, in 1888; she enrolled him in a church school in Gori. He was doing very well in school, though he excelled in school, he left in 1899 because he was unable to pay the tuition and it was also speculated that he was asked to leave because of his political view that were against the school’s view. Afterwards, instead of returning home, he decided to devote his time to the revolutionary movement. To gain enough money to live, he got a job as a clerk at the Tiflis Observatory. Later on in, 1901, he joined the Social Democratic Labor Party and started to work full-time for thrred from jail and put into exile in Siberia but he later on escaped from there. After this escape he was marked by the Tsar’s secret police as an s infamous for being associated with the 1907 Tiflis bank robbery where a sum equal to 3.4 million US dollars would have been stolen. In 1917, the Russian revolution started, the Bolsheviks, a mass organization consisting primarily of workers under a democratic internal hierarchy governed by the principle of democratic centralism, who considered themselves the leaders of the revolutionary working class o of the Communist Party. It wasn’t an important post. Although it still gave him the control over all the party member’s appointments, which allowed him to slowly climb up. That’s how he consolidated his power and eventually nearly all the members owed their positions to him. Lenin was feeling uncomfortable about it. Soon, he fell ill and was attacked by a series of strokes, helpless to regain control over Stalin, he wrote a note saying that Stalin must be removed from the office but because of his illness he wasn’t capable of removing him and later on died in 1924 from his illness. When the Bolsheviks discovered his note, they simply ignored it. After Lenin’s death in 1924, Stalin started to destroy the old party’s leadership in order to take full control of it. He removed people
important role in the development of their country and on the world. Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler were three leaders that greatly impacted their countries. They all assumed power legally and had both positive and negative aspects to their rule. Although their overall rule was enough for their country at that time.
Stalin assumed power legally and had both positive and negative aspects to his rule.Joseph Stalin took over leadership after Lenin. His rise was of terror and brutality…
* Stalin was one of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history. He was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for 25 years. His regime caused the death and suffering of millions but has turned the underdeveloped country into a super power.
* Joseph Stalin’s Russian name was Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili and was born on the 18th of December 1879 in Gori, Geogia.
* Stalin excelled through school and received a free scholarship to the Tiflis Theological…
Stalinist polices and secret police of the 1920s through early 1940s? Starting in mid 1920s de facto leader Joseph Stalin began a historical period in soviet Russia with his Policies and secret police and reigned leader until his death in 1953. Famous author Mikhail Bulgakov who was present during Stalin’s reign wrote a novel titled, The Master and Margarita. This novel, which criticized the soviet society finally reached the public in the year 1966 and since, have won many awards. The reader using this…
The Tehran Conference (codenamed Eureka) was a strategy meeting held between Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill from 28 November to 1 December 1943. It was held in the Soviet Embassy in Tehran, Iran and was the first of the World War II conferences held between all of the "Big Three" Allied leaders (the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom). It closely followed the Cairo Conference which had taken place between 22 and 26 November 1943, and preceded the…
Joseph Stalin wanted to rule the world with the Soviet Union. He was one of the craziest and the strategic dictator the world has ever known. The U.S and the Soviet Union had been battling each other, but the Soviet Union the U.S increasing its military power. The U.S also feared the Soviets because of their military power, the increasing in land, and how they were the first ones in space. Although Joseph Stalin’s life was full of exiles and ruling, he had complete control over his nation.…
Stalin & Hitler~
There has been many great changes in history. These changes are due to many things such as
specific events, the geography of the nation, and people. Especially people. Individuals are usually the
main factors of change. 2 people who have made a huge change in history are Hitler, the leader of the
Nazi party and dictator of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945, and Joseph Stalin, the leader of the
Soviet Union. These 2 people have changed…
in One Country is the theory that strayed away from from Lenin’s goal of international socialist reach, to Stalin’s regime of national Communism. Up until Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953, his rule can be followed through different phases. While Major figures such as Leon Trotsky and the deceased Vladimir Lenin were not on good terms with Stalin or his ideals, believing them to be against Marxist theory. Stalin’s rule from the beginning was harsh and a return to traditional values along with a goal…
A Comparison of Hitler and Stalin
HIS 306: Twentieth-Century Europe
April 26, 2010
Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union are two controversial regimes. Hitler and Stalin were both Dictators of the countries they ruled. When Hitler and Stalin are compared, we can clearly see that each one of them were cold blooded killers. They are both responsible for an absurd amount of innocent deaths. Hitler is believed to be responsible for killing at least…
1. Purges/Great Terror
-Killing or out casting of primarily old Bolsheviks because Stalin felt they could not be trusted.
-Demonstrated Stalin’s seriousness and assured other Bolsheviks that if they went against Stalin’s leadership or ideas, he would kill off or outcast them just as easy.
-The arrests, deportations and executions of Kulaks (better off peasants)
-They were considered class enemies. The government wanted to build socialism…
To what extent did Joseph Stalin’s reign affect Russia?
After the Death of Vladimir Lenin, Stalin joined forces with the Soviet
communist politicians Grigory Zinovyev and Leon Kamenev. Once the three
threw out Trotsky from the political arena Stalin completely flipped the table of
his posse. Now aligned with Nikolay Buhharin and Aleksey Rykov, Stalin
manipulated his former partners and turned all against each other while he
succeeded. In 1929…