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Joseph Stalin

  1. 1. Chelsea Crayosky Leon Ziemer
  2. 2. <ul><li>Stalin as a leader </li></ul><ul><li>Communist dictator of Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>Before World War Two, Stalin murdered and imprisoned Russian citizens and military officers in a panic. </li></ul><ul><li>This weakened the Soviet Union and made Hitler want to attack it more. </li></ul><ul><li>Britain and France told Stalin to make a deal with Hitler because it was the best thing to do to protect the Soviet Union from Hitler. </li></ul><ul><li>If the Soviet Union made an alliance with Britain and France Hitler would be sure to attack it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Joseph Stalin led the Soviet Union in as a communist dictator in 1929 through out World War Two until his death in 1953 of a brain hemorrhage. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the leader of the Bolsheviks Party and turned the country into a totalitarian state. </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin began a campaign to purge all perceived enemies from the Communist Party and the Red Army. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Stalin Vs. Hitler </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin and Hitler signed the Non Aggression Pact to promise to not attack one another. </li></ul><ul><li>There was a secret agreement to divide Poland. </li></ul><ul><li>The United States and the Soviet Union almost had huge confrontations due to the Cold War. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In 1939, Stalin made The Non Aggression Pact with Hitler which divided the 2 powers in Poland. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1941, Hitler broke the pact and invaded the Soviet Union which has come to be known as the Operation Barbarossa. </li></ul><ul><li>The Soviet Red Army put up fierce resistance but were ineffective against the advancing Nazi army. </li></ul><ul><li>He hoped that the Non Aggression Pact would help buy him time to modernize and strengthen his military because he believed they were falling behind in the war. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1944, large sections of eastern Germany came under Stalin’s Soviet Union occupation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>In September 1942, German commander of the Sixth Army advanced on the city of Stalingrad. </li></ul><ul><li>His primary tasks was to secure the oil fields in the Caucasus and to accomplish this General Paulus was ordered by Hitler to take Stalingrad. </li></ul><ul><li>Germans reached the outskirts of Moscow in December but were stopped due to an early winter and a Soviet counter-offensive. </li></ul><ul><li>They lost over 1 million men but Stalin’s Red Army was able to regain the initiative of the war. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>They were able to regain their lost territory and push their over-stretched enemy back to Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>The battle bled the German army dry and after the defeat the German army was in full retreat. </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin had a vital victory in the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942/43. </li></ul><ul><li>It was known to be one of the most brutal battles of World War Two. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Americans joined an organization called the Popular Front which was an international alliance united against fascism. </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Stalin used the term Popular Front in a 1935 speech denouncing fascism. </li></ul><ul><li>He declared that communism and fascism were incompatible. </li></ul><ul><li>He used many of the same totalitarian tactics as fascist leaders, but Stalin efforts encouraged many noncommunist's to oppose fascism. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Cold War happened due to the continual rise of communism. </li></ul><ul><li>The fall of communism, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Berlin Blockade, and Allies occupying Germany were all results of World War Two and the Cold War. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Because of the Cold War, there was much growing tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. </li></ul><ul><li>They argued over whether a democracy or communism was a better government system. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>For the last 10 years of his life, Stalin met with WWII allies and discussed rebuilding the broken USSR. </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin took over several European nations and communized them and kept them from the west. </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin thought that Western Europe and the United States would invade the Soviet Union. </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin’s intentions to expand communism became known when the Berlin Wall rose during the Cold War. </li></ul><ul><li>He helped the Soviet Union amongst other places in WWII but killed millions in search for his dictatorship. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Boyer, Paul S., and Sterling Stuckey. Holt American Nation in the Modern Era . Austin: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, </li></ul><ul><li>2005. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Stalin. Chris Trueman, 2000. Web. 23 Mar. 2010. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Stalin. Jewish Virtual Library, 2010. Web. 23 Mar. 2010. < stalin.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>World War 2 | Germany in World War 2. Van Cook, 6 Mar. 2010. Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <>. </li></ul>