Joseph Stalin once said, "Death solves all problems-no man, no problem," (Brainy Quote). In the Second World War, Hitler was one of many horrible dictators, however there was one who committed the same horrors to his people. His name was Joseph Stalin. He committed so many atrocities to his followers. That he is often compared to Hitler, but many people don’t really know much about him. Stalin won World War ||, and started the Cold War as he killed millions of his fellow men.
Jospeh Stalin as leader of the Soviet Union.

Personal Background

When Joseph Stalin was a little boy at the age of 7 he had caught smallpox. After he contracted the illness, it left him scats and his arm a little deformed. Al the other little kids would make fun of him about it. “Stalin was born on the 1 of December in 1879. He was born in Russia into a peasant village of Gori, Georgia,”( Stalin’s mother grew him up with respect and greatness. Anyone who crossed him he out them in a cruel streak. His mother wanted him to become a priest. Stalin went to a church school and did great in school. He was a very smart man and he got a scholarship to Tiflis Theological Seminary.
As Stalin was going to college he got in contact with a secret organization. He supported them from Russia. “Joseph Stalin decided to join the group in 1898,”( Stalin was devoted to the revolutionary movement. He had a part time job he was a tutor. Until he joined the Social Democratic Labor Party and was working full time now for the revolutionary movement. Joseph Stalin adopted the name Stalin that means steal in Russia. When Stalin went into World War || it was a success and he was strong. He had a lot of people like him. They looked up to him and followed him. He was a smart and powerful leader. Stalin said, “Death solves all problems-no man, no problem,”(Brainy Quote). He would have people die for him. But if it were his life in his line he would not do it. Stalin would kill one of his men then have himself get killed or hurt.

Personality Traits

Joseph Stalin had his own way of doing things. He would kill people when they are no longer needed or useful. Stalin was a power hungry man. He would sacrifice anybody, and or anything, but himself. He would do that just to get what he wanted. Stalin came from a poor family. He was arrested 8 times and managed to escape 7 times. Stalin had people who looked up to him.
That was a big advantage for him because it was easy for him to get a strong military. Stalin was known as the “Man of Steel”. Stalin would have purges with his enemies. He left a big legacy and would bring in young people to fight for him.


Joseph Stalin wanted to be the one that everyone knew him by as a leader. He took over the government and controlled everything such as the radios, TV’s, and newspapers. Stalin removed religion to help control the people in his hands. He had secret police to arrest the people that didn’t want to stop believing in their religion. Joseph Stalin controlled all the education to persuade all the kids.

Every picture there was it was photo shopped. Stalin did that a lot to get the people seeing that he was a good man because he knew Lenin. Once Lenin died Stalin took over the government and ruled the people of Russia. Stalin killed a lot of his own men and any little reason.

Joseph waving to his people.

Historical Significance

Joseph Stalin was on of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history. Once Lenin died Stalin promoted himself as his political leader. Stalin eventually became the dictator of the Soviet Union. He had rapid industrialization which increased the economic growth. Stalin was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union. Stalin was a bad guy, he had tens of millions lives killed, or had them suffering of pain. But although he got rid of nazism. Stalin was so curl to his own people and or to other people. He would give orders to eliminate anyone who might oppose him. As Stalin got older and aged he still prosecuted a reign of terror, purges, execution, exiles to labor camps.


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