This meant that Lenin “viewed terror as a legitimate and necessary instrument of political struggle” (Harris, 2013: 50). Harris showcases Lenin’s methods of controlling his population through fear by establishing “the Gulag system, mass deportation, mass strengthening of the Soviet Police State” (Harris, 2013: 53). Lenin was responsible for the formation of the Gulag system which was a series of labour camps located in various areas of Russia. Stalin maintained this practice after Lenin’s death in 1924. From the literature reviewed, the recurring
At the very start of Ivan 's rule, he had two chairmen guide him in the right direction to show him how everything worked, but they were soon fired leaving Ivan the Terrible to make every decision on his own. With all of the power in his hands, he proceeded to slaughter thousands and invade inhabited lands just to steal and control new areas. He decided what cultures would live in which countries, where peasants would live, and where the middle class would live. Ivan the Terrible left virtually no room for the Russian people to make their own decisions. Also, another aspect of an extremely controlling monarch is that they have control over all of the people in the country.
Anyone who supported Ukraine's increasing desire for freedom was named an "enemy of the State". These farmers, referred to as kulaks, were dealt with through massive arrests and forced into labor camps. Some unlucky kulaks were deported into concentration camps located in Siberia. Despite the many forces against the kulaks, they still managed to find the willpower to resist the Soviet
Joseph Stalin, 1878-1953, established totalitarianism in Russia, and forever changed the nation. He used police force to gain power, and instilled fear in all of his followers. This reign of terror was known as the Blood Purges or the Great Terror. During the Blood Purges, Stalin blamed Russian citizens for crimes he committed, and imposed the worst of punishments on them. Death or being sent to a labor camp, such as Gulag, was the fate of most.
Additionally, he unified Russia by blaming “enemies of the state”, members of religious and ethnic groups other than what was accepted, subjecting them to violence and campaigns of terror. Stalin also maintained his power by creating secret police to eliminate anyone who posed a threat or sending them to the Gulag.
Have you ever wondered who killed over twenty million people? He was a ruthless dictator with a reputation to kill people. Many of you would guess Adolf Hitler, but it was actually Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin was a Soviet Union dictator from 1924 to 1953. Joseph Stalin acted tyrannically towards civilians of the USSR and made dreadful decisions that negatively affected many.
He would even burn his own villages just to instill fear in the peasantries and to discourage criminals from stealing food shipments. After he took control he did massive purging of the followers and loyal officers of Lenin, and these purges involved more deaths and exiling. His death count was higher than Hitler’s and then all he ruined lives of those who were exiled or the families of the ones who died. Although some people can argue that Stalin did some good things, such as help the Allied forces defeat the Axis powers during WWII. When he helped the Allied forces, Hitler’s army was beginning to invade Russia and Stalin had the Russian army push back the invading forces all the way back to Berlin.
Indeed, by 1949 all Eastern European governments, except that of Yugoslavia, were run by hard-line Stalinist regimes, causing a great amount of fear in the Capitalist world as they saw Communism as threatening every aspect of their society. Moreover, in response to Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech, Stalin made the aggressive movement of setting up the Cominform, the purpose of which being to coordinate the actions between Soviet influenced Communist Parties. This act of strategic organisation caused the initiation of the Truman Doctrine, both of which can be said to have ‘hasten[ed] the division of the world into two blocs’ . One of the final acts of Stalin was the Berlin Blockade, which pushed tensions in international relations to a peak. By the end of the crisis in 1949 and indeed throughout the rest of Stalin’s reign, there was absolutely no communication
These revolutions and acts of disobedience led to many unnecessary deaths of innocent people. To the Russian people, this was their only way to meet their goals because if they spoke out against the Tsar, the would’ve been
Evil and ambition for power can make you do many evil things that maybe you didn't mean to do in the first place just so you can have power. Joseph Stalin and Macbeth have similar traits when they become leaders. The leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin can be compared to Macbeth because of the evil ways they both portray. Stalin was a paranoid that ruthlessly attached to power, He would do whatever it takes to remain the leader. Stalin went on a spree of execution, imprisoning and firing many officials (especially the officials with higher level) “The Great Purge 1934-1940.”(H-Headlines).
Hoover held a meeting with the governor’s conference in hopes to thwart vigilantes, or people who take the law into their own hands (Thom and Jung 350). Tim Weiner implicates that Hoover teamed with immigration and passport services, police commissioners, and political vigilantes, which is slightly ironic considering his disapproval for vigilantism (23). As Ronald Kessler states, essentially, Hoover formed the FBI (31). “Hoover’s penchant for perfection led him to pioneer use of technology to solve crimes in the laboratory.” (31). Beverly Gage mentions that early on in Hoover’s career, he partnered himself with an organization called the Wickersham Commission.
Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” and in the book it says “Dozens of inmates were there to receive us, sticks in hand, striking anywhere, anyone, without reason.” and that shows the unnecessary abuse from the camp. And also the inmates killed to help themselves and they were skin and bones so whenever the harsh winters came they all fought to live and to get better clothing. And so the Nazis went way out of their way to try to rid the world of jews but in the end they
Communist Russia, made the county corrupted and changed Russia completely. This was because Vladimir Lenin became a tyrant that used terror and violence, to make people listen. There are many ways that he can be proved as a tyrant, but the three main ways that he was a tyrant was his propaganda, the five year plans that he created, and how he purged Russian citizens and he sentenced many to the death sentence. Propaganda is a tool that will send a message to the public, without necessarily telling the public the actual details. This can be used in many different ways, and can manipulate people in subtle ways that can change a country.
It is believed that 1.8 to 1.9 million Polish civilians (non-Jews) were killed due to Hitler and his army, but that is disregarding the three million Jewish poles that were killed. The Nazi party’s idea of a perfect world was um well… it was perfect and this meant that everyone living in it had to be perfect. The Nazi party killed many many people that had physical or mental disabilities. KIlling people with disabilities was supposed to be a secret operation called “Operation T4” d eventually leaked out and Hitler ordered the operation to end although it still continued. Doctors were told to kill all patients who suffered from a disability by “accidentally” giving them wrong prescriptions or poisoning them.
It is clear that the Mongols committed many ruthless and brutal acts in his life, and he is one who wiped out entire villages and innocent men, women, and children. However, one aspect of their brutality, though, is more prominent than the others: the brutality towards religion and ignorance and manipulation of the human mind. In one primary source, we see that Chinggis Khan marched into a village with 20,000 men and extracted the richest 280 men in the village. He told them that they had sinned, and told them that he was the punishment of god, sent to their village to punish them for their sins. The mongols then started taking money from the rich people, as their punishment for sinning.