A Quick Look At Joseph Stalin

micheal By micheal, 2nd Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3yxuhs6g/
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>History

This article is a very short look at the man Joseph Stalin. Dictator of Russia, war lord, mass murderer and criminal. This man stole his power off the back of the working class peasant peoples in Russia. He stole off them, murdered them and then turned on his own, read on to find out more.

Stalin

There has been a tendency in the past, to place all the blame on Stalin for the atrocities in Russia during and after the second world war. But this is not fair, no way could murders on this industrial level happen just because of one man. Although Stalin was a devious character and not much went on without his say so. Some people have him down as a senile old man, and a victim of his own propaganda machines. Whilst others call him the evil genius, and perpetrator of mass murder and genocide on the poor Russian peoples.

Stalin's Crimes

It wasn't just the Russians who suffered at Stalin's hands as some of his other provinces such as Ukraine for instances, put up with years and years of famine, starvation and even cannibalism. And this is no fiction story, people were literally being found half eaten. There was even cases of mums and families eating there own babies. All why the Supremo Joseph Stalin, sat eating well prepared meals in his Kremlin dining hall with his magnates.

His enemies also suffered. Recent disclosure of his private notes and letters, show how Stalin actually reasoned with his soldiers for raping enemy women. The condoning of this behaviour, led to thousands upon thousands of women Polish, German and god knows who else being raped by an advancing Russian army. After there armies had fell these women were left to fall victim to an all time evil, mass rape on a level unimaginable.

Stalin's Rough Revolutionary Past

It was the Russian Revolution that gave Stalin the chances he needed. With a great hatred towards the ruling empire the Tsars, Stalin savagely thought his way to the top beating his rival Trotsky. Who years later he would finally have murdered when at the height of his power. The king of the Russian revolution, and mighty communist leader Lenin on his death bed gave grave warnings of Stalin coming to power. Although even this didn't stop Stalin's climb to the top.

With a thirst for history and knowledge, a rough revolutionary past including time in prison. Stalin was not like most other leaders of the world. Although his power was enormous, and after he defeated the Germans on their soil and his own, the international community was under no illusions that this was some one who was going to be a force to reckon with. But when Stalin first came into power, Russia was pretty much a farming country. Peasants and farm land on a mass scale.

Stalin Takes His Power With Force

It was these peasants who really suffered to give Stalin his power. Their land was stole, and most were imprisoned and used for slave labour in Stalin's early five year plans. These lands turned Russia's mass farmlands into a new industrial society, and it was the blood and sweat of the prisoner peasants who did it. They died on a massive level but with their heads full of propaganda they worked themselves to death for the great new Russia and it's new god Stalin.

Afterwards Stalin felt on par with America and Great Britain, and when he beat Germany he was. The next race was the bomb, and America got their first. But as ever Stalin may have been behind, but the mass lands and the vast materials of the Soviet Union lead to him catching back up pretty quickly.

moderator Mark Gordon Brown moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know

Comments

author avatar Retired
14th Aug 2015 (#)

Very interesting. It's always interesting reading articles on historical figures.

Reply to this comment

author avatar micheal
14th Aug 2015 (#)

yes and Stalin is certainly one infamous historical figure. Thanks for the comment

Reply to this comment

author avatar Deepizzaguy
14th Aug 2015 (#)

I just wonder why Hollywood never makes movies about Joesph Stalin like they do with Adolf Hitler or the Nazis.

Reply to this comment

author avatar micheal
14th Aug 2015 (#)

mmmmm

Reply to this comment

author avatar Deepizzaguy
15th Aug 2015 (#)

What I meant to say was that The Three Stooges during the World War II video shorts never made fun of him like they mocked Hitler and rightfully so.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Retired
16th Aug 2015 (#)

There was a lot less known by the general public about Stalin than about Hitler. Even if performers knew the truth about the purges and mass starvations, they would have had very puzzled audiences.

There were also aspects of Hitler and the Nazis that were outwardly comical and ripe for satire - such as the goose-stepping and Hitler's funny moustache. Chaplin's "Great Dictator" was an obvious riposte, but anything similar about Stalin would have been very difficult.

The best satire about Soviet Communism was George Orwell's "Animal Farm" - but many people failed to appreciate its meaning at the time it was published (1945). Indeed, it had been written in 1943/4 but failed to find a publisher because of the wartime alliance of the Soviet Union with Britain and America and the admiration that Stalin had in intellectual circles in the west.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Retired
14th Aug 2015 (#)

You say that one man could not have been responsible for all the atrocities. However, he had had virtually all the "old guard" eliminated in the purges of the 1920s/30s, so the people he worked with were of the same mind as himself - such as Molotov and Beria. There was nobody left to stand in his way, so it really was the will of one man - Stalin - that controlled virtually everything that happened.

Reply to this comment

author avatar micheal
15th Aug 2015 (#)

he still couldn't of done it on his own, yes maybe he swapped people from time to time, when people became to popular, powerful and dangerous to him. Molotov lost favour after the war, Beria was replaced, and after all Berian was only their to replace Yezhov who had already replaced Yagoda. It was too big for one man and stalins henchmen were worse than hitlers

Reply to this comment

author avatar Retired
15th Aug 2015 (#)

With dictators it only takes one man to issue the orders, although he certainly needs others to carry them out.

Reply to this comment

author avatar micheal
15th Aug 2015 (#)

I agree, the buck did stop with Hitler and he was the Supremo, but others played a major role, that was my point John. Look at Khruschev, he turned Moscow into a Stalinist city, ripping down churches and replacing it with the new created metro. Stalin could have not done what he did, without these other men.

Reply to this comment

author avatar micheal
15th Aug 2015 (#)

I meant Stalin not Hitler getting my dictators confused.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Retired
15th Aug 2015 (#)

Kruschev was an interesting character - he was certainly part of the Stalinist machine, and he approved of Stalin's purges, but he was also responsible for "de-Stalinising" the Soviet Union after Stalin's death.

He could hardly have risen through the Party ranks if he had opposed Stalin - he would have been a candidate for purging had he done so.

Reply to this comment

author avatar micheal
15th Aug 2015 (#)

The truth is he followed Stalin's plans to the tea, he was enthusiastic and full of zeal for his work for Stalin. But yet he did de-Stalinise,in my opinion that doesn't forgive his earlier crimes. He could have opposed Stalin, which would have probably led to his death, but better that than to sell your soul. Many had a stronger more moral code than him, which they paid the ultimate price for, In my opinion in them early times, he was as bad as Stalin himself.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks Micheal for snippets from history that are always interesting and should not be forgotten.

Though it looks unlikely, dictators can spring up anywhere even under the cloak of democracy.

Lenin was the revolutionary hero but he became a puppet of Stalin after his stroke - that is life! siva

Reply to this comment

author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
8th Oct 2015 (#)

Now that was a murderer and he got away with it, not his closest staff but him, died of dementia the bastard!

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Username
Can't login?
Password