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Stalin, Joseph

Make a list of positives and negatives during Stalin's rule. 

One major benefit of Stalin's rule was the Soviet Union's survival during WWII. The Soviet Union brought the Nazi blitzkrieg to a halt, even though many of the West's military experts thought the...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2020 3:33 am UTC

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Stalin, Joseph

Why did Stalin establish Cominform and Comecon?

Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953. Although he had succeeded in establishing communist governments in all of Eastern Europe, he wanted to increase his control over...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2015 12:05 pm UTC

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Stalin, Joseph

In his speech on Soviet Industrialization, why does Stalin not want to slow the workers' tempo? 

In his distinct and unique style, Stalin makes the argument that each moment that is slow and not responsive to the demands of a fast pace puts the Soviet Union behind in terms of world...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2012 12:34 am UTC

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Stalin, Joseph

How was Stalin successful in his centralization of power?

I think that Stalin was successful in his centralization of power because he simply removed those who were seen as impediments to his power. Stalin was fairly direct in his ideas that when Lenin...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2012 9:34 pm UTC

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Stalin, Joseph

How did Stalin defeat Trotsky in their fight for power?

Trotsky and Stalin found themselves on very different sides of important debates in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution and the death of Lenin. Trotsky argued for a departure of Lenin's New...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2012 7:17 pm UTC

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Stalin, Joseph

Explain why Stalin, rather than Trotsky, succeeded Lenin.

Stalin, rather than Trotsky, succeeded Lenin because Stalin was the more adept politician and Stalin was better at doing the little things that allowed him to gather power to himself. Trotsky...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2012 3:42 pm UTC

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Stalin, Joseph

What are three methods that Stalin used to take control?

1). Stalin used his position as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to take control after Lenin's death and cement his power thereafter. Stalin was a very efficient...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2020 6:28 am UTC

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Stalin, Joseph

Examine the reasons why Stalin was able to out-manoeuvre his opponents and emerge as leader of USSR

The first factor that allowed Stalin to win was his prowess at building a network of supporters beneath him in the party apparatus. Stalin’s most important post for this purpose was the post of...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2012 5:36 pm UTC

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How was Stalin's industrialization drive connected to the Soviet foreign policy?

In his speech on Soviet Industrialization, Stalin made it very clear that the foreign policy that it must pursue sets itself up against the Western capitalist nations that have to be seen as a...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2012 12:40 am UTC

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