Joseph Stalin

Dictator of the USSR


Born on December 18, 1879, in Gori, Georgia, Joseph Stalin rose to power as General Secretary of the Communist Party, becoming a Soviet dictator upon Vladimir Lenin's death. Stalin forced rapid industrialization and the collectivization of agricultural land, resulting in millions dying from famine while others were sent to camps. His Red Army helped defeat Nazi Germany during WWII.


As a dictator Joseph Stalin was ruthless to his people. He rose to power and made sure he stayed at the top. This man was evil and we learn about him to make sure things like this don’t happen again.