People recalling memories they had of what it was like to live under Stalin’s paranoid rule. During his five-year plans to become a more industrialized nation, Stalin had thousands of people forced into building the White Sea Canal. They were made to continue working until they dropped from exhaustion. When it was completed in 1933 the workers who were still left were drowned in the canal. Another paranoid act Stalin ordered to be carried out was the murder of over a thousand members of the seventeenth congress.
Stalin’s reign of terror caused the death and suffering of millions, but he also oversaw the war machine that played a key role in the defeat of Nazism. It is said that Stalin is one of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history (World History in Context). Joseph Stalin would rule over the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953. Once Stalin came into power after Lenin’s death he immediately got to work on how he was going to control the Soviet Union. "The triumph of one man turned into the tragedy of an entire nation.
The shocking truth, which has been buried under sixty-five years of Soviet propaganda and Western corruption, is that the famine was engineered by Stalin and used as a weapon to annihilate between seven and ten million Ukrainians. Realizing that the Soviet Union was fifty to one hundred years behind the advanced countries, Stalin devised a Five-Year Plan to industrialize the nation. Modernization was expensive, and in order to fund his new project, Stalin knew that the Soviet Union needed to increase its agricultural exports. To accomplish this he outlawed the private ownership of land and organized collective farms. Stalin demanded collective workers give a huge majority of their crops to the government.
During World War II alone, Joseph Stalin killed an estimated 20 to 60 million people. Born in the late 1870s, Stalin began his rise to power at 43, and by 45 had betrayed Vladimar Lenin to eventually become the leader of the Soviet Union. Stalin was a cruel man, even killing an artist for not potraying him as he wanted to be. He also made considerable use of the Communist International movement in order to keep other Communist parties pro-Stalin and pro-Soviet. Stalin, today, is seen as one of the most sadistic leaders in the past century, even surpassing Adolf Hitler to some people.
Later, he moves on to killing middle-level factory workers, priests, teachers of foreign language, writers, artists and even those who have relatives or friends in foreign countries. By the late 1930's Stalin has murders every high ranking Bolshevik that was involved in the October Revolution in 1917. As Stalin gets worse, so do his casualties, an estimated twenty five thousand military officers were executed under Stalin's demand. "I will kill people as long as it is necessary, for you cannot make a revolution with silk gloves on" (Dunn 97). Stalin's insanity will not stop until he dies, for he sees his actions as justified.
He also had the Great Purge, which sent anyone who was not “loyal” to him to camps and executed them. In total he killed about seven times as many people as Hitler did which would probably be about twenty to sixty million people. Stalin also changed the world by helping to start the Cold War, and also some of the countries that aligned with the Soviets in the Cold War are still in poverty because their benefactor crumbled. Stalin was the face of the second world for a chunk of the twentieth century and the Cold war. Stalin also created the Five Year Plan, which was a series of nation-wide economic plans in the Soviet Union.
Stalin ruled the Soviet Union by terror. He transformed the Soviet Union from a peasant republic to military and industrial power house in Russia. Millions of people in Russia died during Stalin’s reign. The Soviets under Stalin Joseph Stalin launched a series of five-year plans Stalin's plan to build up Russia's military and industry intended to transform the Soviet Union from a peasant society into an industrial and military superpower. His development plan was centered on government control of the economy, which included the government taking control of farms.
In 1917, Karl Marx’s theory of communism has become reality; a complicated civil war began that successfully overthrew the Tsar and Monarch that their family held for three centauries. The exact same concept of a story happened in the novel of Animal Farm. Mr. Jones the owner of Manor Farm was doing a poor job, animals were starving, being abused and hated life. Old major had the theory of the Rebellion, which caused the animals to rebel against Mr. Jones and had thrown him off the farm. The endeavor for power between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky was vast.
Stalin wanted complete control as did “big Brother” in 1984, Joseph Stalin focus was “centered on government control of the economy and included the forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture, in which the government took control of farms. Millions of farmers refused to cooperate with Stalin’s orders and were shot or exiled as punishment. The forced collectivization also ... ... middle of paper ... ... far worse rules that could arise in the future if we leaves dictators unchecked. As like in his book shows us how those totalitarian societies take control of all and creates a horrific government of lies and countless murders to retain power. 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.
He ordered the five year plans to industrialize the nation and ordered one of the largest military build up plans ever. Stalin attempted many times to reach a diplomatic solution and ways to delay war with the Axis powers while at the same time trying to guarantee security from the West. Stalin wanted nothing less than to rule the Soviet Union and make her the greatest country in the world and he would stop at nothing to reach those goals. In his quest for leadership Stalin wished to consolidate his power in only himself, thus enabling him to better rule the Soviet Union. Stalin's roots in politics go all the way back to him being expelled from the theological seminary in Tiflis, Georgia in 1899.