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Leader of U.S.S.R from 1924-1953. Totalitarian ruler
Stalin (Early Life)
Dad was abusive
Stalin and Communism
Marxism, Bolshevism, age 19 left to join Bolsheviks
Bolshevik leader. First leader of the "Red Army"
Russian Civil War 1917-1922
Stalin and Russian Civil War
Lenin forms Politburo. Stalin is in charge of executions
Georgian Affair 1922
Forced nationalization of Georgia in the USSR
January 21, 1924
First Five Year Plan
Collectivism (Dec 1929)
It is the idea that people should prioritize the good of society over the welfare of the individual.
Second Five Year Plan
January 1933, continue to increase industrial production in raw materials, iron, steel etc, improve communications and infrastructure, increase production of electricity, introduce new industries, increase production of consumer goods, and no wage equality.
Soviet forced-labour camp-system used to house individuals that were a threat to the functioning of the Soviet State
The Great Purge (1936-1938)
Stalin's aim was to decimate the ranks of the party and eliminate all potential opposition to his rule; the terror spread throughout Soviet society, resulting in well over a million executions and swelling the labor camps with prisoners.
Yalta Conference (Feb 1945)
a meeting between Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt to discuss details of the end of the war. It was agreed among other things that:
Germany and Berlin would be divided into four occupied zones - Soviet, British, French and American
Prisoners of war would be returned to their country of origin
Poland would be allowed to stage free elections
1932; result of the conflict between the kulaks and government thus leading to starvation for the impoverished people starve; killed 5-8 million in Ukraine area
Doctor's Plot 1953
alleged conspiracy of prominent Soviet medical specialists to murder leading government and party officials; the prevailing opinion of many scholars outside the Soviet Union is that Joseph Stalin intended to use the resulting doctors' trial to launch a massive party purge.