Essay On Joseph Stalin

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Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, arguably the world’s most powerful, but lethal leader, was Russia’s turning point from agriculture and failed westernization to a world superpower and rapid industrialization. The power struggle and chaos in Russia from 1914 to the 1920’s made it easy for him to win power. In World War I, there was a sharp decrease in every aspect of Russia which led to many riots triggering a revolution in 1917. Nicholas II, the czar of Russia later abdicated and was killed. Alexander Kerensky took over Russia and as turmoil escalated, Vladimir Lenin replaced him by promising three simple things: peace, bread and land. Lenin led the path to communism but died in 1924 of typhus. In 1929, Stalin took absolute power of Russia, later becoming the U.S.S.R or the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin had complete totalitarian control of Russia, making it a world superpower by industrializing fast. Joseph Stalin ultimately did more good in Russia/U.S.S.R than harm because of his economic technique of industrializing the country in a short time and his politically stable control of the U.S.S.R although he murdered many for the expansion of the country. The main strategy that Joseph Stalin used to make the U.S.S.R powerful was by speeding up the industrialization. When Stalin was in control, it was clear that Russia needed to rebuild and catch up on the time that it fell behind. In one speech, Stalin points out Russia’s defeats and blamed all because of their country’s backwardness. “All beat her because of her backwardness, military backwardness, cultural backwardness, political backwardness, industrial backwardness, agricultural backwardness. They beat her because to do so was profitable and could be done with impunity.” (Knigh... ... middle of paper ... ...sident Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill banning the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors," thus opening a new, dark chapter in the history of gay rights in Russia.” (Russia’s). Based on the signed bill, the government is limiting rights of gays, lesbians etc. Even though Putin invaded Chechnya and does not support gays and lesbians, he is commended for world peace. A program in Russia that proposes peace, nominated him for the NobelPeace Price because of his nonviolent way to punish Syria for using nuclear weapons. “The nomination came from the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World, a Russian advocacy group that broadly pursues peace. Putin was nominated in recognition of his efforts in brokering a nonmilitary solution to punish the Syrian government for using chemical weapons.” (Stone).

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