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  Joseph Stalin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stalin's rule had long-lasting effects on the features that characterized the Soviet state from the era of his rule to its collapse in 1991—though Maoists, anti-revisionists and some others say he was actually the last legitimate Socialist leader in the Soviet Union's history.
Joseph Stalin was born Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in Gori, Georgia, Russian Empire to Vissarion Dzhugashvili and Ekaterina Geladze.
Stalin and his supporters, in his own time and since, have highlighted the notion that socialism can be built and consolidated in just one country, even one as underdeveloped as Russia was during the 1920s, and indeed that this might be the only means in which it could be built in a hostile environment.
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 Stalin, Joseph Vissarionovich - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
STALIN, JOSEPH VISSARIONOVICH [Stalin, Joseph Vissarionovich], 1879-1953, Soviet Communist leader and head of the USSR from the death of V. Lenin (1924) until his own death, b.
Stalin was arrested in 1913 and was exiled for life to N Siberia, where he remained until an amnesty was granted after the February Revolution of 1917.
Stalin maintained that his program of consolidating "socialism in one country" (i.e., Russia), although demanding immense sacrifice and discipline, would render the USSR immune to attacks by capitalist nations and would demonstrate the superiority of the socialist system.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Joseph Stalin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Stalin molded the features that characterized the new Soviet regime; his policies, based on Marxist–Leninist ideology, are often considered to represent a political and economic system called Stalinism.
Stalin's cult of personality, his concentration of power and the means of its execution has led to a common characterization of him as a dictator and to an opinion that he was personally responsible, directly or indirectly, via his policies, for millions or tens of millions of deaths and unjust imprisonments in the Soviet Union.
Stalin's accumulation of personal power increasingly alarmed the dying Lenin, and in Lenin's Testament he famously called for the removal of the "rude" Stalin, also stating that Stalin's views were too extreme and violent.
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 Joseph Stalin killer file
Stalin views the war against Germany as a conflict "between two groups of capitalist countries", saying there is "nothing wrong in their having a good fight and weakening each other".
Stalin is named 'Time' magazine's man of the year for 1939 for switching the balance of power in Europe by signing the nonaggression pact with Hitler, a decision that is described as "world-shattering".
Stalin is aware of the rape and looting, but does nothing to prevent it until 20 April, when he issues an order calling on his troops "to change their attitudes towards Germans...
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 Biography: Joseph Stalin
Stalin was born into a dysfunctional family in a poor village in Georgia.
As war clouds were gathering on the horizon in 1939, Stalin felt that he had scored a coup by striking a non-aggression pact with Hitler, in which they agreed to divide up Poland and then leave each other alone.
Stalin so strongly believed that he and Hitler had an understanding that he refused to listen to his military advisors' warnings in 1941 that the Wehrmacht was massing for an attack, and purged any one who dared utter such blasphemy.
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 Stalin, Joseph. Biography and photos
Stalin (Joseph Vissarionovich Djugashvili) was born in Gori, Georgia.
Stalin signs an order of the day of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front congratulating the armies of the front on the defeat of Denikin's armies and the capture of the Donbas and Rostov.
Joseph Vissarionovich stands in the guard of honour at Lenin's bier in the Hall of Columns of the House of Trade Unions.
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 CNN Cold War - Profile: Joseph Stalin
As ruler of the U.S.S.R. from 1929 to 1953, Joseph Stalin was in charge of Soviet policies during the early phase of the Cold War.
Stalin also purged the military leadership, executing a large percentage of the officer corps and leaving the U.S.S.R. unprepared when World War II broke out.
Stalin said later to Milovan Djilas, a leading Yugoslav communist, "Whoever occupies a territory also imposes his own social system." He believed that the Americans and the British "imperialism" would clash and eventually "socialism" would triumph.
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 Joseph Stalin - Wikiquote
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (in Russian Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин, romanised as Iósif Vissariónovich Stálin) (21 December [9 December Old Style] 1879 5 March 1953) was Leader of the Soviet Union from 1927 to 1953.
Stalin is therefore unlikely to have used this variant; the variant "Quantity has a quality all its own" is therefore more likely.
Stalin was a guy like we are, not only that he considered himself a revolutionary and lived like one, but he was a character in the truest sense of the word.
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 BBC - History - Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953)
One of the most powerful and murderous dictators in human history, Stalin was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for a quarter of a century.
Stalin was not one of the decisive players in the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917, but he soon rose in the ranks.
Unlike Trotsky, Stalin believed that socialism could be introduced in one country without being accompanied by a world revolution.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/stalin_joseph.shtml   (532 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Joseph Stalin
The Soviet Union under Stalin made a major contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany during WWII (known in the USSR as the Great Patriotic War, 1941–45).
After the war, Stalin established the USSR as one of the two superpowers in the world, a position it maintained for nearly four decades following his death in 1953.
Nikita Khrushchev, Stalin's eventual successor, denounced Stalin's rule and the cult of personality in 1956, initiating the process of "de-Stalinization" which later became part of the Sino-Soviet Split.
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 Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin: Early Career - Early Career The son of a shoemaker, Stalin studied (1894–99) for the priesthood at the...
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin: Rise to Power - Rise to Power After the October Revolution of 1917, Stalin, already a member of the central...
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin: Soviet Leader - Soviet Leader Prewar Years The political and cultural aims of Stalin's regime were to identify the...
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 Joseph Stalin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Stalin (an adopted name meaning "Man of Steel') was born Iosif Vissarionovich...
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 Stalin Reference Archive
Questions & Answers to American Trade Unionists: Stalin's Interview With the First American Trade Union Delegation to Soviet Russia (Septmber 15, 1927)
Stalin's Speeches on the American Communist Party (PDF) (1929)
Political Report to the 16th Congress of the CPSU(B) (August 27, 1930)
www.marxists.org /reference/archive/stalin   (371 words)

 SparkNotes: Joseph Stalin
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