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  • 1. How did Josef Stalin rise to power?
  • 2. How To Become A Dictator In THREE easy steps!
  • 3. 3 REASONS why Stalin came to power Stalin’s cunning personality Stalin’s position as Secretary-General Trotsky’s and other rivals’ weaknesses
  • 4. Stalin’s CUNNING PERSONALITY 4 candidates to take over from Lenin: Leon Trotsky Lev Kamanev Grigory Zinoviev Joseph Stalin
  • 5. Stalin’s CUNNING PERSONALITY He made EXAMPLE: Convinced Kamenev and Zinoviev to get rid of Trotsky in 1925 before turning on Kamenev and Zinoviev in 1926 Able to outwit all his rivals because no one saw him as a threat Stalin used his rivals against each other
  • 6. Stalin’s CUNNING PERSONALITY He pretended to have been Organised the funeral, was the chief mourner Told Trotsky the wrong date, so Trotsky did not come back to Moscow for the funeral What do you think people thought of Trotsky?
  • 7. Stalin’s CUNNING PERSONALITY He pretended to have been Also prevented Lenin’s testament from being read out as it had criticised ALL the new leaders Stalin was able to keep his position as Secretary-General Stalin could also continue to pretend to be trusted by Lenin
  • 8. Stalin’s CUNNING PERSONALITY He made ALLIANCES with other people He pretended to have been LINK: He outwitted his rivals and built up support through alliances, so more people supported Stalin as Lenin’s successor
  • 9. Stalin’s position as Secretary-General Stalin was the Secretary-General of the Russian Communist Party What is a secretary-general? In charge of organising meetings In charge of appointing people to important jobs and positions How do you think Stalin used this power?
  • 10. Stalin’s position as Secretary-General Stalin USED HIS POSITION to increase his power Stalin appointed his supporters to important jobs in the Communist Party
  • 11. Stalin’s position as Secretary-General He also called meetings to vote against his rivals EXAMPLE: Called a Party meeting in 1925 to vote out Trotsky from all of his important positions LINK: Stalin could use his position to gain loyal supporters and make decisions that would benefit him
  • 12. Trotsky’s weaknesses Trotsky was considered arrogantby most people in the Communist Party He thought he would succeed Lenin – was complacent and did NOT build up support like Stalin
  • 13. Trotsky’s weaknesses Trotsky was considered arrogantby most people in the Communist Party EXAMPLE: He had criticised the decisions of the Communist Party  looked like he was arrogant and disloyal.
  • 14. Trotsky’s weaknesses Wanted to spread the revolution to the whole world (worldwide revolution) instead of just focusing on building up Russia. Stalin however, focussed on communism in one country – meaning strengthen USSR first before thinking about other countries.
  • 15. Trotsky’s weaknesses Stalin made Trotsky look like he no longer believed in the Russian Communist Party LINK: Thus, Stalin was more popular with the communists and able to get more support
  • 16. Explain how each of the following factors helped Stalin rise to power to become leader of Soviet Russia in 1929. (i) His cunning personality (ii) His position as Secretary-General [12]