1 Joseph Stalin Stalin had announced his intention to “liquidate” prosperous peasants so that the state could control agriculture and build industry. Tens of thousands of people were shot by Soviet Stalin felt that he needed to create unity, and strong control to modernize Russia. He was paranoid t... ... middle of paper ... ...nation, many grieved. Many people cried at the public gatherings. People gathered in Moscow to say goodbye.
He obliterated any opposition or anyone that challenged him. During the Great Purges of 1930s, Stalin executed or imprisoned 35,000 soldiers along with killing close to all significant leaders of the time. Though Stalin supported Lenin as a dictator, after Lenin’s death he stripped Russia of Lenin policies. Stalin began to form his own policies, which he enforced upon the people of Russia, under his dictatorship. Research Stalin’s policy of collectivization.
Millions of farmers reluctant to be apart of Stalin’s orders and were killed as penalization. The civilization led a widespread famine across the Soviet Coalescence and killed millions of people. Stalin wanted to kill anyone who opposed him of his orders. He engendered an army of secret police, and inspirited citizens to spy on others which had many people killed or sent to a labor camp. Virtually everyone around Stalin was considered a threat to him, even the Communist Party, the military, and components of the Soviet Coalescence society, s... ... middle of paper ... ...zi and Japan in World War II.
Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death in 1954. He is widely recognized as a dictator, an oppressor, and a ruthless ruler who took the Soviet Union from economic shambles to a superpower, but with the high cost of human sacrifice and his paranoia of opposition. Stalin saw himself as the natural successor of Leninism-Marxism, but in actuality he created a system of his own which did not go according to the philosophy of Karl Marx and Engels. Stalin’s early political career began just like everyone else who gained prominence in the Bolshevik takeover of the Russian Empire. Lenin had successfully launched his revolution in October, 1917 and became the leader of the Russian Communist Party until his death in January 1924.
During the 1930s those for the sins have been creating the USSR against Stalin. Joseph Stalin believed that his power just might be in jeopardy, so, in 1936 he took his first steps purge the country of anti-Soviet people. In 1995 a year after Stalin's death the KGB was formed as Beria and his s subordinates were purged from the intelligence agencies. Over the next 35 years, the KGB grew into the largest secret please and intelligence service in the world. The KGB ruled the Soviet Union until its collapse in 1991 ("Stalin's spies and secret police police").
"The triumph of one man turned into the tragedy of an entire nation. "(Volkogonov) Joseph Stalin began collectivizing farming and had potential enemies executed or sent to labor camps. Many farmers did not like the idea of the government taking their farms and they refused to cooperate. Since the farmers wouldn’t listen to what Stalin was saying he had them shot or exiled. Also the forced collective farming led to a widespread famine across the Soviet Union and killed millions of people (BBC History 4).
Question: How far did Stalin achieve and maintain what Kruchev described as “the accumulation of immense and limitless power”, in the USSR between 1924 and 1945? Between 1924 and 1945, Joseph Stalin was able to emerge as the leader of the USSR and maintain what Kruchev described as “the accumulation of immense and limitless power”. Stalin's rise to power was a combination of his ability to manipulate situations and the failure of others to prevent him from taking power, especially Leon Trotsky. Stalin ruled the USSR from 1929 until his death in 1953. His rule was one of tyranny, a great change from the society that his predecessor, Lenin, had envisioned.
After the death of Lenin, his chief lieutenant Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin fought for control of the country. Stalin was able to win out over Trotsky and gain control of the Russian government. He felt that Lenin and Trotsky’s socialistic ideas were flawed in that they were to wait for other countries to revolt and become socialistic as well. Staling believed that a single country could make socialism . In order for it to work, Russia had to become an industrial power at all costs.
This is the deviant plan which helped Hitler reach is ultimate goal of a complete governing power by himself with no one to question his authority. These two men were very demanding in obtaining what they thought should be the rule of a nation by their own personal control. Stalin and Hitler were very close in the same way that they had an aggressive vigor to force a type of commanding dictatorship into their respective countries. Each had a special army that they put in high regard politically to where they were considered special police agents. These armies were under different orders, but their main objectives were to stop anyone who opposed, or were thought to be in opposition to the head of state.
After establishing himself as Lenin’s successor, Stalin ruthlessly increased his power and pushed forward with all his policies. What resulted was an extreme totalitarian dictatorship. Stalin imposed his stamp on Russia. He employed greater control over the communist party, and to guarantee its longevity, he unleashed a flood of fear and coercion which had never been seen before. He eliminated any threats to his position via the NKVD and the purges which resulted in the death of millions of soviet people.