Joseph Stalin Impact On The Russian Revolution

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During the Russian Revolution there were many changes happening. Under the rule of Lenin it had a Marxist government (communist) and he took full control of the government and the people didn’t want to be completely controlled so when he died Joseph Stalin took over. Joseph Stalin has had a huge impact on the Russian economy, he transformed the government, the agriculture, the religion, and on the war. Joseph Stalin was born on December 18, 1879, in Gori, Georgia, and during his childhood he contracted smallpox, leaving his face scarred. A few years later he was injured in a carriage accident which left arm slightly deformed. The children treated him cruelly because of his deformities, causing him to feel inferior. Joseph didn’t want to be undermined so he began to search for ways to become greatness and earn respect. He also wanted to destroy everyone who hurt him.…show more content…
“He went about destroying all the old leaders of the Party by taking advantage of their weakness for standing on arcane intellectual principle to simply divide and conquer them.” ( First, he just removed and exiled them but when he learned that they could still set up plans to destroy him from far away he changed his ways. He started to put on “shows” to make them seem evil. They were unmasked as “enemies of the people”. Once he had gotten rid of everyone who could and would sabotage his plan, he started a five year plan. This plan was to rapidly increase industrialization. “We are 50 or 100 years behind the advanced countries… We must make good this distance in 10 years… Either we do so, or we shall go under.” -Joseph Stalin. ( He believed that they were behind in technology and that they would not be able to defend themselves against

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