Facts About The Dictator: Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin was born in 1879 in Georgia. He was the son of a cobbler and a religious woman called Ekaterina. He joined the seminary in 1899 but was dismissed for giving ideas that were contrary to the government.  He later joined the Marxist movement of Karl Marx who believed in socialism that later become communism where those who are rich were mandated with the power and the resources would be distributed by the government itself. He later represented Tbilisi committee of the Russian Democratic Workers party after being elected in 1901 and represented them for one year after he was taken into exile in Siberia but later escaped in 1904 where he rejoined the Marxist before it broke up and he identified himself with Bolsheviks.


He was the editor of Pravda a party newspaper in which he acted as the person in charge of party loyalty after Bolsheviks got in power. This gave him power and control over the members of the party and with time he became the second powerful man after Lenin in Soviet Russia after the death of Lenin in 1924, there were commotions of who would continue with the ideas of the conservative or not. He was able to defeat the revolutionist by suppressing their leaders. He was the Soviet leader and ruled his country and led them in the World War 2.


Being the leader of Russia he automatically became the head of all communists.  He developed a five-year agenda aimed at the industrial growth that angered some of his supporters making them form an opposition which he suppressed an by 1930 He had already a well established dictatorial government and had control even over the communist international.  During his reign, the Soviet was in the war but he managed to make the economy grow despite most resources being used in the military through the country was faced without a lot of droughts due to reduced food production.

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His military tactics were very controversial as some termed them as great while some despised it saying it led to mass destruction.  Joseph Stalin later died in the year 1953 due to excessive brain bleeding and his body buried in Moscow next to Lenin’s. His death was offset by harsh criticism while some praised his great achievement