Joseph Stalin is known as the Dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1929-1953. He was infamously known for forcing industrialization and collectivization of agricultural land resulting in the famine of millions of Russians. Also, he and his army was apart of the Allied group that fought to beat the Nazi’s in WW2.
Joseph Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Losif Vissaraionnvich Stalin later known as Joseph Stalin was born December 18th in 1878. He was born in the poor town of Gori, Georgia a town of the russian empire. Stalin was born into a poor family his dad being a cobbler and his mom a washer woman. Joseph Stalin had a rough life as a child, he was made fun of for the scars on his face left after having smallpox at age seven. Also, his dad was an alcoholic who was abusive to Joseph Stalin, an only child.
Joseph went to school at Georgian Orthodox Christian after his mother had wanted him to become a priest. In 1899 he was expelled from school for missing his final exams. In was then where he began to study the work of Karl Marx a philosopher who made the book “The Communists Manifesto”. Around 1902 he made a groups called the Bolshevik party during this time he was exiled multiple times to Serbia and was named an outlaw by the current government.
Rise to Power
After being made leader of the Bolshevik party, they seized power over Tsar. During the beginning of his reign Stalin had started to seize land of the locals and use them for agriculture- believing it would accelerate food production. Millions of people ended up being killed through famine and forced labour.
Next, in the beginning of WW2 Stalin had ignored warnings from the allied forces that Germany would attack USSR. In june of 1941 germany broke the non-aggression pact with USSR and invaded. In the end the Soviets defended USSR and pushed Germany out.
Joseph stalin had continued his reign of terror in till his death in 1953. In the end Stalin was responsible for the death of around 15 million people. This was caused through famine/genocide, execution, over labour and in the process of seizing Russia.