Kamenev, Bukharin, and Zinoviev, who were some of his rivals for power, were executed in a show trial. Anyone that crossed Stalin met the same fate, and he began to make himself a dictator. Stalin was increasingly paranoid and power hungry, and thought that everyone around him was plotting against him, because of this he demanded constant praise and devotion from his citizens. His first purges began around the early 1930s, when he began to take over the farms from their owners to turn them into collective farms owned by the state. Anyone who refused was executed, and the rest, about 5 million, were deported to forced labour camps located mainly in Siberia.
The Kulaks in Ukraine resisted collectivization, and murdered officials, torched the property of collectives, and even burned down their own crops in protest. Stalin declared that they should liquidate the Kulaks as a class. Adrian Karatnycky wrote “Ukrainian victims of starvation at 4.5 million to 7 million... Stalin used the forced famine as a part of a political strategy whose aim was to crush all vestiges of Ukrainian national sentiments.”(Document 7) Stalin took away Ukrainian’s food, causing mass starvation and famine. More than 3 million Ukrainians were shot, exiled, or imprisoned. About 6 million people died from the government-engineered famine.
The imperial court disbanded all hereditary feudal domains and forced nobles to live in the capital, Xianyang;6 meanwhile, dissident scholars feared assassinations. Misery intensified after Shihuangdi’s death. His successor, Qin Er Shi, a puppet of the eunuch, Zhao Gao, murdered officials, raised taxes, and sustained his
Both ruling under dictatorship and with terror. Under both these brutal rulings, many (thousands in France, millions in Russia) had died. Robespierre primarily directed his power as a means of terrorizing the opponents of the radical movement 's attempts toward instilling dictatorial control. Forty-thousand people were put to death. It ended with the death of its leader Maximilien Robespierre
Stalin also purged people for the slightest and most bewildering reasons. From the article, “the Georgian-born leader is mostly known for overseeing a reign of terror in which millions of people were murdered or forced to work in labor camps.” This shows that Stalin was infamous for inflicting terror on the Russians, to coerce them to comply to his policies and commands. Otherwise, they would either be killed or thrown into a labor
A ghoul is a being of pure evil, one with no soul, a foul disgusting thing that desires to be the most horrific being it can be like Ivan the Terrible. Ivan the Terrible was the Tsar of Russia from 1533 to 1584. He was a ruthless, cunning evil being who killed and brutally murdered hundreds of thousands of people. The Tsar ordered people to be beheaded, strangled, hanged, blinded, burned, stabbed, boiled, disemboweled, buried alive, impaled, and fried. The Villain would often force parents to watch the execution of their children.
There are multitudes of secondary sources that advocate Che Guevara as a villain. For example, there is an article found on “The Independent” named “The Killing Machine” which describes Guevara as a ruthless, autocratic leader. Through the repetition of “cold blooded killing machine”, the author accentuates how villain like it was when following the successful overthrow of Batista’s government and Che was appointed to be in charge of La Cabana Fortress Prison, he ordered the execution of hundreds of people without trial, due to minor suspicions of them being either counter revolutionaries or fugitives. To continue, the website “The Huffington Post” says that Che Guevara constantly compared Africans to Europeans. The article elaborates on how
With a feeling of distrust towards the educated and raised by a dysfunctional family, Joseph Stalin released his anger over all of Russia with mass amounts of power. Joseph Stalin, the leader of Russia from 1924 until his death, is remembered as a murderous dictators, creating the largest man-made famine in history, all as leader of the communist party of Russia. Born into a poor, dysfunctional family, Stalin had a feeling of distrust and anger toward those around him instilled in him from a young age. He quit his education as a priest, as he was drawn towards revolutionaries and the Bolshevik movement. His actions, however, were unlike Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik party; Stalin was reckless, and his actions drew Lenin’s attention, allowing
In the later stage of the war, even German land became the target of insults and assaults. “On German soil there is only one master – the Soviet soldier, that he is both the judge and the punisher for the torments of his fathers and mothers, for the destroyed cities and villages…” was the final directive to Army upon crossing German borders (72). With these propagandas with absolutely brutal and inhumane words and ideas, Soviet soldiers went into Germany with strong hatred and an urge of revenge, which motivated the killing of German soldiers and men, raping and humiliating German women
In the early 1900’s Russia entered a terminal crisis. Tens of thousands of soldiers were deserted, cities were affected by major food shortages, and the economy was breaking down, and the streets were filled with angry people. People desperately needed reform and this lead to the February Revolution. The Russians overthrew the previous ruling provisional government and the Soviet Union took control. Vladimir Lenin wrote a very intelligent manifesto to rally up the people to continue to revolt and keep the newly gained control of the government Vladimir wrote a very dramatic manifesto with the intention of encouraging the Russian people to fight back against the government they overthrew so they can maintain it.
The Puritans became powerful. During the Protectorate, churches were required to be plain and serious, and dancing, the theatre, pubs, casino problems,Maypoles and even Christmas were banned. 4. Even poor people became political: • The Levellers wanted to give ordinary men the vote (Cromwell crushed the movement). • The Diggers set up a commune where everyone was equal it was destroyed by a very angry mob.
In the background of the portrait, the prison of Bastille, a symbol of the old regime still stands. In July of 1789, the Bastille was stormed by both men and women to obtain gunpowder and weapons, and was later demolished, destroying a symbol of oppression. Its shows the fearful faces of the nobility, and the clergy as the Third Estate consisted of about 98% of the population. With the shortages of food and economic depression, violence became more prevalent as peasants revolted and attacked the homes of their lords destroying documents of their dues freeing them of their oppressive contacts. This became known as the Great Fear and inspired the National Assembly to abolish
Stalin doubted the loyalty of the Leningrad, so he sent Nikolaev to murder Sergei Kirov. This event was Stalin’s reason to create harsh laws for political crime. After this, many party members were blamed for Kirov’s murder and arrested (Repression and Terror: Kirov Murder and Purges). Beginning in 1936, Stalin had three Moscow Trials held. Stalin had the NKVD execute thousands of people in 1937 (Memorial to Stalin executions erected).