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Many intellectuals, dissidents and even many allies were put to death under Stalin. This, in turn, led to the Cold War and to the periodic international crises and the endless exchanges of hostile rhetoric in United Nations leadership circles until the final years of the Soviet Union.
Following the death of Vladimir Lenin inhe successfully maneuvered to defeat Leon Trotsky in a leadership struggle. Throughout his long period in office, he deftly built useful alliances within the Party, identified potential threats to his rule and established a reputation for eliminating those who did not share his convictions.
Even Leon Trotsky fell victim to Stalin's assassins in when he was brutally stabbed to death in Mexico in Stalin's rule was even more repressive and brutal than Lenin's.
Unlike Lenin, Stalin encouraged and fostered a cult of personality, which portrayed Lenin as the father of the nation and Stalin as the faithful one who brought Lenin's dreams closer to fruition. Stalin's tactics and methodology or Stalinismas it has come to be known, had long range effects on the features that characterized the Soviet state.
Although Mao Zedong had serious issues with Stalin and the way in which Stalin treated him, Maoistsanti-revisionists and some others maintained, following Nikita Khrushchev 's rise to power, asserted that Stalin was actually the last legitimate Socialist leader in the Soviet Union 's history.
Stalin claimed his policies were based on Marxism-Leninismbut there can be no doubt that Stalin actively sought to establish his own special place in world history. Soon after assuming power, Stalin replaced Lenin's New Economic Policy NEP of the s, which allowed for some privatization, with Communist Party guided Five-Year Plans in and he implemented collective farming at roughly the same time, which resulted in millions dying of hunger in the s.
Nevertheless, the Soviet Union made significant progress from its former status as a predominantly peasant society to the status of a major world power by the end of the s. Collectivization which led to the State's Confiscation of grain and other food sources by Soviet authorities resulted in a major famine between andespecially in the key agricultural regions including UkraineKazakhstan and North Caucasus.
This led to millions of Soviet citizens, indeed entire families, dying of starvation. Many peasants resisted collectivization and grain confiscations, but were repressed. Stalin had a special commitment to tightening control over and indeed decimating the most prosperous peasant class known as "kulaks.
The pact was seen by Stalin as a guarantee against a Nazi attack on the Soviet Union. However, when things did not go well for Hitler in his war against Britain, he caught Stalin by surprise when he attacked the Soviet Union in The Soviets bravely resisted; however, they bore the brunt of the Nazis' attacks around 75 percent of the Wehrmacht's forces.
After the war, the USSR established itself under Stalin as one of the two major superpowers in the world, a position it maintained for the next four and a half decades.
Stalin's rule - reinforced by a cult of personality - fought real and alleged opponents mainly through the security apparatus, such as the NKVD. Nikita Khrushchevone of Stalin's supporters in life and his eventual successor, chose to denounce Stalin's rule, his cult of personality and his brutal, genocidal rule at the Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the USSR in Khrushchev initiated the "de-Stalinization" and Mao used Khrushchev's handling of Stalin as one of the rationales for the Sino-Soviet Split, which took place in Childhood and early years Reliable sources about Stalin's youth are few; however even those sources were subjected to censorship, a common practice during Stalin's reign.
Some consider the writings of Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva to be the most reliable sources, since they were not censored.
Stalin's three siblings died young; "Soso" the Georgian pet name for Josephwas effectively an only child. According to the official version, his father Vissarion was a cobbler. He opened his own shop, but quickly went bankrupt, forcing him to work in a shoe factory in Tiflis. Rarely seeing his family and drinking heavily, Vissarion is said to have been physically abusive toward his wife and small son Josef.
One of Stalin's friends from childhood later wrote, "Those undeserved and fearful beatings made the boy as hard and heartless as his father. A young Stalin, Another of his childhood friends, Ioseb Iremashvili, felt that the beatings by Stalin's father gave him a hatred of authority.CASTILE & LEON, counts & kings.
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