Joseph Stalin Compare And Contrast Communism And Totalitarianism

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The proletariat, no class, no movements, no economic ideology, no money, what you need is what you get nothing less and nothing more, this is Communism. Authoritarian, state has always been first, strong nationalism, all the power rests on one leader, this is Fascism. Joseph Stalin, a Georgian bank robber and successor to Vladimir Lenin, lead Communist Russia from the 1920’s up to 1953. Adolf Hitler, a native Austrian, failed artist, and former German soldier, who lead Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945 tearing apart Europe leaving chaos and destruction everywhere. Communism and Fascism while being on opposite ends of the political spectrum and completely different on paper, but in reality they are very similar. Both of these ideologies depend heavily on nationalism and patriotism. All of this nationalism contributes to a state of totalitarianism in which there the state is controlled by one party, and there is a single strong and usually charismatic leader. This leader in fascism usually represents the nation, while in communism this leader’s power derives from his role of power within his party. Communism is a completely classless, moneyless, and egalitarian society. Fascism is a radical, authoritarian, right-wing…show more content…
Three years later in 1917 the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia, founding the Soviet Union, with Lenin as their first leader. Over these years Stalin moved up the party ladder. Stalin’s rise was then fortified in 1922 by becoming the secretary general of the central committee of the communist party, a position which allowed him to appoint his personal allies to government jobs and create a base of political support. Following Lenin’s death in 1924 Stalin slithered past his political foes, winning the power struggle within the Communist party to become the dictator of the Soviet
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