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Joseph stalin

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Prithvi Setty
Raeek Rahman

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Joseph stalin

  1. 1. JOSEPH STALIN Period 6 Prithvi Setty and Raeek Rahman
  2. 2. Background Information     Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili was born on December 18, 1879 at Gori, Georgia, Russia Later became known as Joseph Stalin Children in his village treated him badly which resulted in him wanting respect when he grew up “Stalin” means steel in Russian At the age of 23
  3. 3. Politics      Appointed to general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Was a Marxist but adjusted the philosophy to reason for the millions of Russians he killed Believed communism followed capitalism, believed it could be done forcefully Industrialized and centralized Russia Said “One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.”
  4. 4. Important dates         No real date of beginning of his dictatorship in Russia, but thought to be around 1930 General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party from 1922 to 1952 Chairman of the Council of Ministers from 1941 to 1953 People’s Commissar for Defense of the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1946 Member of the Secretariat from 1922 to 1953 Member of the Presidium from 1919 to 1953 Member of Orgburo from 1919 to 1953 Died on March 5th 1953
  5. 5. Quotes     “Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem” “In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.” “Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.” “Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?”
  6. 6. Stalin’s Rule   Transformation of agrarian society to industrial power  imprisonment of millions of people Initial upheaval in agriculture  disruption of food production
  7. 7. How Stalin became leader With help of Levkamener, Lenin had Stalin appointed General Secretary Rose to power through this position
  8. 8. Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler were allies at some point.

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