Joseph Stalin

Ariana Yang, Zach Holmes, Priscilla Denis Pd. 6

Definition

the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1929 to 1953

Cause:

After Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) died, Stalin retrieved his rivals for control of the party. Once in power, he collectivized farming and had potential enemies executed or sent to forced labor camps.

Characeristics:

Joseph Stalin was a physically small person who was raised in a religious family. He was a pure sociopath who demonstrated again and again that he did had absolutely no care for the suffering and death of others.

Significance:

Joseph Stalin was the general secretary of the communist party in the Soviet Unions Central Committee from 1922 until he died and then again in 1953. He established regime known as the Stalinism. Stalin launched a command economy in the Soviet Union which forced rapid industrialization.

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