When the leader does not agree with what Stalin has to say, Stalin punches the man out and threaten to kill them all. Years after that incident Lenin end up dying and Stalin takes over as the leader of Russia. Because Trotsky was hated by many of the influential political figures in Russia, Stalin becomes the leader of Russia even after Lenin's dying last wishes. 1929 was the first of many years in which Stalin stunted Russia's growth. In that year the "Engineer Trials" were held.
Joseph Stalin was a harsh Soviet leader in Russia. He became a strong influential leader quickly and abused his power to harm others. He killed millions of people, he imprisoned many more. It did not matter who they were or what they believed. He had purges (the removal of people who are considered undesirable), and this was the way he disposed of those he thought to be not worthy.
His development plan was centered on government control of the economy, which included the government taking control of farms. Millions of farmers refused to cooperate with Stalin’s orders and were shot or exiled as punishment. With the government ownership of the farms led to widespread famine across the Soviet Union that killed millions. He expanded the powers of the secret police and encouraged citizens to spy on one another. During the second half of the 1930s, Stalin instituted the Great Purge, a series of campaigns designed to rid the Communist Party, the military and other parts of Soviet Union society from those he considered to be a threat.
His inspiration of creating this government came from the horrors of world war two when leaders like Stalin and Hitler, killed millions of people to try to gain power over there people. The actions that are portrayed throughout 1984 are extremely close or even mirrored to those of Stalins. Works Cited Anderson, C. "Joseph Stalin Biography." Joseph Stalin Biography. 2010-2014 World-war-2-diaries.com, 2010.
In 1918 Stalin was made Commissar for Nationalities of the Bolshevik party, then in 1922 he became General Secretary. This made Stalin very powerful, particularly when soon after his appointment Lenin was hospitalised to have 'Dora Kaplan's bullet' removed. The operation was unsuccessful and left Lenin paralysed down his right side. Joseph Stalin then became Lenin's mouthpiece. The initial effects of this was the rise of Stalin to become the leader of the Communist party in Russia, this then resulted in Stalin going down in History as a brutal dictator and mass murderer.
There was a desperate shortage of food caused by World War One and many starved but perhaps the worst of all was the state of the Russian workforce. Many of the factories once owned by the tsar were destroyed. Businesses were hindered by government regulations on production and trade. Under the steely gaze of Lenin, Russia crumbled, but through fear and government intervention the communist state continued. Under Communism, housing and quality of life changed tremendously in Russia.
Under a backdrop of systematic fear and terror, the Stalinist juggernaut flourished. Stalin’s purges, otherwise known as the “Great Terror”, grew from his obsession and desire for sole dictatorship, marking a period of extreme persecution and oppression in the Soviet Union during the late 1930s. “The purges did not merely remove potential enemies. They also raised up a new ruling elite which Stalin had reason to think he would find more dependable.” (Historian David Christian, 1994). While Stalin purged virtually all his potential enemies, he not only profited from removing his long-term opponents, but in doing so, also caused fear in future ones.
He wanted to industrialize and modernize USSR. He had overworked his workers, his people were dying, and most of them in slave labor camps. In fact by doing this Stalin had hindered the USSR and put them even farther back in time. As a dictator Stalin was very strict about his policies, especially working. For instance.
Over the course of this invasion, there were over 800,000 German casualties, over 4,000,000 Soviet casualties, and over 20,000,000 soviet civilians died from the invasion. Yes, once again, 20,000,000 civilians died. Overall, Operation Barbarossa was a complete failure, ending with tens of millions dead and a country in complete dismay. At first, it seemed as though Hitler was right, but the Soviets were able to keep them from taking command of their country. Hitter had made a huge mistake when he enacted this plan, and paid the price; he lost WWII.