Joseph Stalin Essays

Tyrant of Steel Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin, has been a great leader of the Soviet Union dating back to1929. Born on December 18th, 1879 to the Full name Iosef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili he later shortened it to Joseph Stalin meaning “Man of Steel,” derived form the Russian word “stal. “(Biography, 2011) Although Stalin did not begin ruling Russia at an early age his years of dictatorship did, starting back in 1912. From then on his leadership began to climb towards the high dominion he’s so well…

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Why Did Stalin Come to Power and not Trotsky

Stalin’s race to become the all mighty ruler fully started after Lenin died of a stroke on the 21st of January 1924. With Lenin gone, Stalin started to eliminate the other members of the Communist Party: Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev, Rykov, Tomsky and Bukharin. He very cleverly switched between the left wing and the right wing, by making alliances with one wing the suddenly breaking with them, only to join the other wing, going against everything that they had just achieved….

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_this I Cannot Forget_ by Anna Larina

This I Cannot Forget, by Anna Larina is an interesting guide to how people with knowledge were treated in the USSR. While reading this, however, one must remember that it is a widow’s memoir and not a guaranteed factual piece of Soviet history. Larina tells us in her preface that her purpose is to attempt to tell the truth, as best as can be remembered, and also states that, “Nikolai would approve of that aim” (38) in reference to her…

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Real Dictatorship Between Stalin and 1984

Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the 1920 until his death in 1953. He has done a lot of good things for his country but during his reign, he also has a lot of mistakes and these mistakes we also can see in the story called 1984. 1984 tells the story of a country’s authoritarian regime and the “big brother” in this country how to maintain his regime. I find a lot of common between the…

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Joseph Stalin

World leaders are leaders with high governmental power in the world. Every leader, not just world leaders, is either great or corrupt; they are rarely both. Most of Russia’s history is filled with corrupt leaders. Joseph was one of those leaders. Stalin killed millions of people during his rule. But Stalin also led the Soviet Union almost to the top in world power. Stalin had many influences that led him to his Soviet Leadership in which gave him many admirers…

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What Extent Was the Rise to Power of Stalin

“To what extent was the rise to power of Stalin due to personal appeal and ability”? Lenin died in January 1924 and Stalin emerged to power in 1929. Stalin has been described as a “grey blur” that rose to power. It’s quite hard to pin point the main reasons how Stalin got to power. Some historians may say that Stalin was lucky that he got to power and he benefited off events such as Lenin’s death and that his rival’s…

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Joseph Stalin_ the Iron Power

The communist domination had emerged from the reign of Joseph Stalin. He led the Soviet Union which was considered as the foundation of communist states and emulated by other aspiring communist countries. As a Russian dictator, Stalin’s aggressive rule became known to be as ruthless, fearless, and domineering. Many say that his leadership caused more damage than the benefits given to Soviet Union – during and after his administration, but this does not change the fact that Stalin made a…

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Stalin and Niccolo Machiavelli’s the Prince

The general theory of politics and governance that the Founder of Modern Political Science, Niccolo Machiavelli presented espouses the attainment of successful governance and political leadership by whatever means it takes. His monumental book “The Prince” therefore depicted that rulers and leaders must attain control and power by any means necessary. And to this Joseph Stalin strongly believed in – as he is said to have slept everyday with “The Prince” by his bedside. Ruling with power and strength can…

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The Personalities of the Contenders

How significant were the personalities of the contenders to succeed Lenin in accounting for Stalin’s defeat of his opponents in the years 1924-29? Lenin’s death on the 21st January 1924 caused huge sadness across the country. After Lenin’s death, everyone was eagerly waiting to know who would be the next leader of Russia. In the years after Lenin’s death, there was no clear successor to his leadership. However, when Lenin was leader, Trotsky was always there for him, and he…

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