What didn't Joseph Stalin like?
Stalin didn't like Fascists and Mensheviks along with the Jews, Ukrainians, and many, many others as he became steadily more despotic, paranoid and psychotic. His death-toll greatly exceeded that of Adolf Hitler.
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Not all of them. Some, who were opponents of earlier communist regimes did, but others viewed him as a tyrant. Others thought that if he hadn't been the leader of the USSR, World War II might not have been won and that he was a good leader. And yes, he led purges against his own people.
Stalin realized that his country was going no where unless it industrialized. And that is just what he did, he made over 75% of the farms collective and made much industry communal. This all did help Russia prosper, however, Stalin was a very paranoid man, and had a secret police. By the end of Stal…in's rule he would end up killing over 30 million people, 5 times the amount of Hitler, and all for a man named Marx, whose dream turned out to be a nightmare. ( Full Answer )
Joseph Stalin (Ioseb Dzhughashvili 1878-1953) was the leader of theUSSR (Russia) from 1924 to 1953. After World War 2, he wanted tospread Communism across Europe but was opposed by the US and Europeduring the "Cold War". He was considered ruthless in his treatment of his politicalenemies, especiall…y during the period in which he shared power withthe first Soviet leader, Vladimir Lenin. Many were shot,imprisoned, or sent to brutal work camps. 'Stalin' is the Russian word for steel, and was the pseudonymadopted by Jughashvili (spelled variously) when he was a youngrevolutionary in Tsarist Russia. Stalin was not a Russian. He wasborn in the province of Georgia, part of the Russian Empire, andactually studied for the priesthood before being expelled becauseof his Marxist views. Entering a seminary and studying for theOrthodox priesthood was one of the few ways the son of poorpeasants could get an education in the 19th Century Russian Empire. Life of Joseph Stalin Dzhugashvili was raised by his mother because his father was analcoholic. He was expected to become a shoemaker but had greateraspirations. A smallish child, he was teased by other childrenafter smallpox left his face scarred. He began fighting and becamea street tough. He joined a Georgian independence group called"Messame Dassy", and after being expelled from the seminary, hewrote for a socialist newspaper. Stalin was imprisoned or exiledseveral more times after supporting Bolshevik guerrillas in 1905.He became an editor of the newspaper Pravda in 1912,adopting the name Stalin as a nom de plume. He was released from Siberia with prisoners conscripted for WorldWar I. After the abdication of the Tsar in 1917, Stalin, Lenin, andthe Bolsheviks seized power in the October Revolution. AfterLenin's death in 1924, Stalin, Grigori Zinoviev and Lev Kamenev ranthe USSR for a couple years until Stalin had them expelled from theCommunist Party. He allied himself with Nikolai Bukharin but soongot rid of him too. Eventually he took on dictatorial powers whenhe had eliminated all of the old Bolsheviks from the new CommunistParty and had most important Party positions filled with peopleloyal to him. His enemies and rivals were subjected to the same treatment he hadreceived from the Tsarist authorities. During World War II, hereceived concessions from the other Allies to keep the USSR in thewar. World War II established the Soviet Union as a world power,and afterward as a superpower with a large military and nuclearweapons. The control of Russia and the other republics under theCommunist party allowed Stalin and his successors to dominateEastern Europe for most of the late 20th Century. Joseph Djugashvilli. The Man of Steel, Stalin became CommunistDictator of the Soviet Union in 1924 & remained so, allpowerful until his death in 1953. He was a despot and murderedcountless millions in the Soviet Union & dependant states. Byany fair view Stalin has to be seen as the instigator of the ColdWar. Stalin personifies autocratic, totalitarian rule. ( Full Answer )
Joseph Stalin, did lots of bad things! such as...... killed loads of kulaks(farmers who extended thier farms) because they were not making enough food.. practally killed everyone!
Yes, when he died, a scene similar to the death of Kim Jong Ill orMao happened where many people cried in the streets etc... Manypeople credit him with leading the Russia from backwards to asuperpower.
He was the leader of Russia (USSR) from 3 April 1922 - 5 March 1953.
Joseph Stalin killed 56,000,000 people (7,000 men, 7,000 soldiers and 42,000 women and children) his children and wife killed them selfs and the soviet unions dictator.
He was the leader(s) of the USSR from 1924 to 1953. He led the USSR through World War 2 and industrilaized the USSR. He also effectively started the Cold War. Joseph Stalin, did lots of bad things! such as..... . killed millions of kulaks(farmers who extended their farms)because they were not maki…ng enough food. Had millions of communist party members murdered. Joseph Stalin killed 56,000,000 people (7,000 men, 7,000 soldiersand 42,000 women and children) his children and wife killed themselfs and the soviet unions dictator. ( Full Answer )
Gori, Georgia He was from the small town of Gori, Georgia, which was not part of Russia itself. It had been a separate state that was annexed by Russia into its empire. Georgians were a separate culture from the Russians. They had their own language and alphabet. Stalin had to learn the Russian la…nguage after growing up with the Georgian language and always spoke Russian with a thick Georgian accent. In fact, one of the reasons he adopted the name Stalin in place of his native last name of Dzhughashvili was so it would sound more Russian than Georgian. That way he would be more acceptable among the mostly Russian Bolshevik revolutionaries. ( Full Answer )
Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin, also known as Joseph Stalin, was bornIoseb Besarionis Dze Jugashvili in what is now known as the countryof Georgia. The ideas that he championed were authoritariangovernment, communism, and anti-Semitism. He also believed thatrule by terror was the only way to keep the c…itizens of a countryin line. ( Full Answer )
Stalin was Georgian by birth, having been born in the town of Gori, Georgia. Stalin's birth name was Dzhughashvili a decidedly non Russian name. He spoke Russian with a thick Georgian accent. Part of the reason he adopted the name Stalin was so that his Georgian last name would not be so obvious.
Joseph Stalin was famous for leading the post war efforts of USSRreconstruction. Most of his policies were socialist. During histime, the cold war era started.
He liked to skate so in world war 2 he would go out in his garden and skate around his pond when it was frozen to get bad feeling out.
He was, according to polls, more liked than disliked. Although this is true, opinions usually held no middle ground. You either very much supported Stalin or you very much didn't support him.
Stalin was key in the beginning of the Cold War. He also was probably a main reason the Germans didn't win the war, and therefore made a huge difference there.
In the medium term, a powerful state capable of standing up to any opponent and united under the firm leadership of the Communist Party, led of course by J Stalin. In the very long term he probably envisaged an egalitarian society at peace with a like-minded world, but the detail of his aspirations …is obscured by the repression and excesses that accompanied his drive to industrialise the USSR and re-mould its peoples. ( Full Answer )
Joseph Stalin confiscated grain in order to export as much grain aspossible to get as much international trade credit as he possiblycould. This income would then fuel his plan to industrialize Russiaunder his Five Year Plans. Grain was also confiscated grain fromthe peasants to feed his factory work…ers. In other cases grain wastaken from the peasants in order to starve them into complying withhis collective farmland system. He met no resistance in that othercommunists were to fearful of opposing Stalin. His control of themilitary prevented any generals from helping peasants as well. ( Full Answer )
Every one who was against his rule. This included 3 to 60 million people. People he deported to prison camps to people he just executed because of their beliefs.
There are many people who argue that Joseph Stalin was animpossibly cruel man. He put the lives of many at risk for his ownbenefit.
I THINK Joseph Stalin was cruel because of his messed up childhood. When he was a kid he was not only totally poor, but lost all of his siblings...even though that's no reason to not care about anything and just kill people when you feel like it!!!
Joseph Stalin was a good leader of USSR, however, he was cold-blooded and killed a lot of person in order to become the leader of USSR. He did led russia against Hitler and won though, even though he is a good man, too many blood was shed because of him.
He defeated Hitler and the Nazis, he made the country of poor peasant farmers into one of industrial manufacturing. He also introduced Communism which does have some positives.
Truman did not like Russian in general, but he didn't trust Stalin because Stalin made it clear that the USSR will control Eastern Europe countries.
his plans were to keep everybody under control and to do what he says. also to be lieve what he said about people and trust him at all times and everything will be great if his people trusted him.....duhh who asked this stupid question anyway
Joseph Stalin revolutionized the Soviet Union, and was extremely key in the defeat of Germany during the Second World War. His effects are still seen today. Russia modern day youth has found a strong liking for Stalin. And had Germany won the war, it would undoubtfully be a very different place. H…e also initiated the Cold War, which although recently ending, still has a thriving effect on the world from the turmoil it left in its wake. ( Full Answer )
Joseph Stalin was a paranoid, egomaniacal mass murderer. He may be the second biggest mass murderer in history. Nothing he did was good.
No, but he studied for the Russian Orthodox priesthood at the Tiflis Spiritual Seminary for a short time.
Joseph Stalin was a tyrant that seemed to take pleasure in killing and taking more control. He was said to "rule with an iron fist."
There were many factors that led people to like Stalin. The main one was probably the 'cult of personality'. This meant he could manipulate how he was seen as a leader through images, films, poems etc( which were only allowed if they glorified him) and thus fool people into thinking he was a good le…ader. For example, during the time of the 1930's, he would have images of him and children, creating his idea he was the 'father of Russia'. He also used the 'cult of personality' to lead people to believe he had led them throughout the war to success in 1945. In reality, it was more likely the mistakes of the Germans and organisation of military strategies by others which had saved them. Stalin at the time of the war did not know what to do! After the war, he glorified himself even more through posters, showing him as God-like. He manipulated these kind of events to create a likeable image of himself. Also, although the gulags( labour camps) were his idea, many in the camps sent him letters asking him to save them, as they believed such a 'great leader' would never let such awful things happen. It just shows how badly the idea he was a good leader was indoctrinated in their heads through all of these things. He killed millions and cost so much dear human life, yet even at his funeral many were in tears and distraught their 'great' leader had died. ( Full Answer )
I believe Josef Stalin loved war. He was ruthless when he fought against the Germans. He was a killer of his own people. He showed little remorse or grief over his 10 million people who were killed, but he really enjoyed seeing the Germans punished and stealing the Eastern European countries for him…self. See related information about the type of ruler Josef Stalin was. ( Full Answer )
i once heard that he had a secret shelter underneath somewhere in russia because he suffered from paranoia and kept the shelter to protect himself if he was going to lose the war!
Joseph Stalin was the absolute dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and he was attacked by Germany. He defended his country.
A quote attributed to Stalin was translated as "Allodoxophobia is the fear of opinions. I prefer my people to be loyal out of fear rather than conviction. Convictions can change but fear remains." In any event, Stalin's supporters had nearly total control of the Soviet Union, and those who opposed …or questioned his policies were almost certain to be executed or die in a labor camp. Stalin had seen ruthlessness under the Tsars and was determined to be equally merciless to his own enemies. ( Full Answer )
No he was not. Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (1878 - 1953) was a great leader. He had great leadership skills and through him, the Soviets managed to stop Hitler and the Nazis almost single handedly. He was a man of steel. A man with a future. He led the Soviets through dark times, making great agric…ultural and industrial achievements. Under him, the Soviets economy nearly grew by 1000%. He made the Soviets a Superpower and after WWII - the greatest nation on the planet. Communism in Russia had started in 1917 but by WWII, Russia was a new nation. Thanks to Stalin, the Soviets had the strongest armed forces with well over 20 million Red Army troops (not like the heavily paid 'mercenaries' the Western World now have). Everybody in Russia believed in Stalin...They knew that he was a great leader. He killed a few thousands of his own men as they were planning to assassinate him. A few people did not support Stalin due to his great plans - success always brings hatred in others. Stalin was a born leader - a man who made Russia great. ------------------------------- Sources Something called the truth ( Full Answer )
Joseph Stalin was not named leader, Lenin named him one of a groupof rulers of the USSR. Past that, he gained his power over theSoviet Union through A Divide and Conquer strategy. If thatstrategy failed, he used his position as the Secretary of theCommunist Party to weed out dissenters that did not …always agreewith Stalin's methods. His power in the Politburo was staggering.He filled all vacancies with people he trusted and others wereeither tried for treason or in some cases they "vanished" as Stalinhad them liquidated. Lenin's premature death in 1924, enabled Stalin to solidify hispower. Also, true Marxists, such as Trotsky were pushed out of theParty and were exiled and later murdered. ( Full Answer )
There is a possibility that four high ranking members of Stalin's government poisoned Stalin for fear that Stalin's paranoia was getting out of control and they might be removed from their positions and either exiled, imprisoned or executed. Supposedly they secretly gave him medication to induce a s…troke, which is how he died. ( Full Answer )
After the fall of the Czar, it was the (Only Game in Town)- so states the Red party line!
It's hard to say, of course, only in his childhood and when he studied at theological seminary. But the main answer - NO.
Stalin fought in the Russian Revolution of 1917 , Russian Civil War and the Polish-Soviet War .
They didn't. They used each other. Stalin had long term plans tohave Hitler eliminate the intelligentsia of Europe as he had donein Russia. Hitler approved of all the methods of Russian genocide that hadbeen going on for years and actually sent people to Russia to learnhow to build concentration ca…mps. Hitler's demands of absolutemerciless cruelty from his officers actually came from the exampleof Stalin. This similitude would have resulted in a simmeringresentment in Hitler and a feeling of inferiority. Publicly admiring the Russians was bad for Hitler's politicalaspirations as well so he chose to reverse any good things he'dbeen saying them. The Ribbentrop Pact had been a ruse to getsupplies while holding the Russians at bay so that he couldconcentrate on other activities. The Russians welcomed this becausethey had only recently finalized their war with Finland (and lost)and the Japanese on the Manchurian border, (and won). ( Full Answer )
He was vital in stopping Hitler, and he helped start WW2. Those are his most major contributions to history in my opinion.
If you are reffering to during WW2, if was simply because they were on the same side. They were fighting the same enemy and the Americans very much needed the Soviets as they were holding up the whole Eastern Front all by themselves.
Yes he did. He studied at the Gori Spiritual school and then at the Tiflis Spiritual Seminary. He was going to be a priest according to his mother's wishes. As a young man, Stalin even published some poetry.
Based on his speech at 1937 in Bolshoi Theatre, Stalin said that the intelligentsia class were necessary to help him fulfill state's tasks.
There'll be a parade on our street too. Two more are: "Death solves all problems. No man. No problem." and, regarding torture: "Beat, beat and beat again."
he had thousands of prisoners basically slaves working in labour camps and factories in which many people died. he let millions of Russians starve. also had the Nazis not invaded russia his army would of continued into the rest of Europe as they already did in eastern Europe
Joseph Stalin specifically was not the classic definition of "racist", wherby one ascribes superiority or inferiority to racial divisions in an organized manner. Yet, his "racism" was just as racially-biased, but more so on social class than on ethnicity. Rather, what Joseph Stalin was averse to, mu…ch like his nemesis in Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, was an organized economic system predominated by Jewish bankers. There was this imagined 'boogeyman' of Jewish elites, which both Hitler, Stalin, and even much of the U.S. believed, controlled the world's finances in but a few men. This concept is why Hitler and Stalin chose their "Socialist" policies to dissolve the economic influence. Like Hitler, Stalin also thought the Jews were a threat to the Communist system, and therefore Stalin's power as the General Secretary. He felt, in the same way that Adolf Hitler did; that the Jewish populous were 'naturally' inclined to exploit the economic difficulties of others, and his pogroms sought to remove an economic discrepancy he saw as inevitable, if the Jews were allowed to remain wholesale in the Soviet Union. Although Stalin did not see the Jews in the same racially-inferior light as the Fascist Nazi Germany regime, he still classified the Jews in the same 'parasitic-natured' class as where Hitler placed them. Thus, Stalin killed more Russian Jews than the famed National Socialist dictator in the Third Reich, in pursuit of removing their influence. ( Full Answer )
Nikita Khruschev, he said many un-flattering things about Stalin, and basically just denounced his legacy entirely.
joseph stalin did what he did cuase of his mother land and benfite and the way he was treated as a child as well
Supporters of Joseph Stalin most likely wanted to see the USSRbecome industrialized quickly. Stalin came to power as a result ofCzar being deposed.