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Joseph Stalin

  1. 1. Yvette Luong Irene Nevarez Kritzeck English 2A/P. 7
  2. 2. Joseph Stalin was born Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili. His childhood consisted of being a poor, only child who was abused by an alcoholic father. As a teen Stalin became fascinated by the Communist movement against the Russian monarchy after reading the “Communist Manifesto” by the German philosopher, Karl Marx.
  3. 3. A D U L T H O O D After Stalin was expelled from school he adopted the name Koba and the Bolsheviks, a more militant division of the Marxist Social Democratic Movement that was led by Valdimir Lenin. Stalin took part in many labor demonstrations and strikes. He also participated in bank heists in order to fund the Bolshevik Party. Which led to him being arrested multiple times and ultimately exiled to Siberia.
  4. 4. While in exile Lenin chose Stalin to be a part of the first Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party. The Bolsheviks seized power of Russia in November 1917 an in 1922 the Soviet Union was created. From the time that Stalin was appointed to the first Central Committee of the Bolshevik he moved up the party’s ladder and by 1922 he was the secretary general of the Central Committee, which allowed him to give his allies government jobs, growing a base of political support. In 1924 Lenin passed, and Stalin won the power struggle for control over the Communist party. He renamed himself as Joseph “Stalin”, meaning Man of Steel, and by the late 1920’s he was the dictator of the Soviet Union.
  5. 5. • Stalin was born in Gori, Georgia • Georgia serves as the regional capital of Shida Kartli • A statue of Stalin stood at town hall in Gori, Georgia, however it was taken down in June of 2010
  6. 6.        Born either December 18, 1878 or December 6, 1878 However invented a new birth date for himself December 21, 1879 1912 – Appointed to serve on the first Central Committee of the Bolsheviks. 1922- Became the secretary general of the Central Committee of the Bolsheviks. Late 1920s – Becomes the dictator of the Soviet Union 1930s – The Great Purge Dies on March 5, 1953 at the age 74
  7. 7.       Five-year plans to transform Soviet Union from a peasant society into an industrial superpower. Government control of the economy, Forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture, government takes control of farms. Millions of farmers shot/exiled for refusing to cooperate. Forced collectivization caused famine to spread across the Soviet Union killing millions. Instigated the Great Purge, which was a series of campaigns that were designed to rid the Communist Party and the Soviet Union of those considered a threat. Built a cult personality around himself in the Soviet Union, renaming cities after him as well as rewriting Soviet history books to make him more important.