Stalin: Soviet Union and Joseph Stalin Essay

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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