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How are Joseph Stalin and Napoleon of Animal Farm by George Orwell alike?  

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Both Joseph Stalin and Napoleon rule as tyrants and cultivate hysterical, dangerous atmospheres, which allow them rule as unscrupulous autocrats. Joseph Stalin attempts to assassinate Leon Trotsky, who is forced to flee the country, in the same way that Napoleon drives Snowball from the farm. Joseph Stalin also has a violent, secret police force named the NKVD, which assassinates and arrests political enemies. Similarly, Napoleon employs nine ferocious dogs as his personal bodyguards. The nine dogs not only protect Napoleon but also intimidate and kill the other animals at Napoleon's request. Stalin established a five-year-plan in hopes of industrializing the...

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