I partialy quote from Caroline Johnson, Foothill College: "It was Stalin's plan to claim neutrality. His idea was that if all the countries of the world went to war with Germany, by the end of the war, each would become financially and politically exhausted. Russia, having been at peace the entire time, would inevitably rise as the greatest power in the world and dominate above capitalism. However, even Stalin could not ignore Hitler's advances into the USSR and other parts of Europe - the Nazi plan of domination intimidated and threatened that of Stalin's. It was then that Russia became involved in the war. Entrance into the war had many advantages for Russia: it would obviously defend the USSR from Hitler's dominance and it gave Russia the opportunity to take over all of the land in the East that the Nazi's had invaded. This action not only defeated Hitler and his intentions, but it placed Russia in a powerful position in these lands. It is here that Stalin's plan begin to thoroughly develop."
he wanted to take over germany, showing no mercy
Because stalin feared a invasion from the West, he was still paranoid over the two wars that had been started in the west and in central europe and didn't want it to happen again
Invade Europe immediately
Once he took over Europe he would be able to have loads of control and he believed once you had control over Europe you half the power to take over the world and his mission inlife was to take over the world!
Europe wanted to take over Africa due to economic reasons. The economic reasons are raw materials, trade, commerce, Christianity, and civilization.
Joseph Stalin hoped that the Treaty of Versailles would result in Hitler causing a Civil War. He wanted Communists to take over the country of Germany.
historically they are not the same why you ask? because Hitler wanted to take over Europe while Napoleon wanted a unified Europe (want Europe is today) no one said yes so he decided that he would have to take over Europe
Stalin was a communist and he wanted to spread his communism (almost like the US spreading Democracy but on a more violent scale)
He was adverse to Stalin taking over, so he probably wanted Trotsky to come to power.
Stalin treated the peasants he dealt with very poorly. Stalin would take away these people's rights and force them to do work that they did not want to do.
Stalin hopes that by the Allies invading Europe, Germany would have to fight on two fronts. This would split the German forces, and reduce the pressure on the Russian/Germany front.
to divert the German army from the Russian front