Causes Of Joseph Stalin's Genocide

799 Words4 Pages
Throughout the year, many genocides have taken place. A genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. One that you may not know much about is Stalin’s Purge in the USSR. Stalin’s purge is often referred to as the Great Purge or the Great Terror. This happened in the 1930’s in the Soviet Union. By examining the life of Joseph Stalin, the number of executions of political prisoners, and the aftermath of the genocide, it is clear that Stalin’s genocide was one of the worst things to happen in the world. The perpetrator was Joseph Stalin. He was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, also known as the USSR. Stalin was not like other dictators. He was a…show more content…
These people ranged from his own army officers to the countries peasants. Stalin knew that mixed in with his followers were people who could turn against him at any time. To pick those people out, he set up fake organizations that were told to help topple the government. In over a thirty year time period, Stalin killed about ten million people. In 1936 Joseph Stalin produced a new constitution for the Soviet Union. The constitution guaranteed Soviet citizens freedom from arbitrary arrest and the right of defense in a public trial before an independent judge "subject only to the law." These rights seemed to parallel those found in the U.S. Constitution (“The Stalin Purges”). But while everyone thought he was a good guy and trying to help them, on the inside he was planning the arrest of thousands of Communist party members and government officials. To try to maintain safe during all of the chaos, many people would blame the person right besides them for whatever they were blamed for, even though most people were innocent of any…show more content…
The Great Purge marks an extreme period of executions and oppression in the Soviet Union (“Guided History”). Stalin’s purging was his way of dealing with political opposition in the Soviet Union (“War History Online”). Many people believe that Hitler and Stalin took after one another. According to “United to End Genocide”, the words “Never Again” were said after the Holocaust. Tragically, since then, history has repeated itself many times, including Stalin’s purges. To put an end to all genocides, we must speak up and demand that government leaders make the right choices to prevent and stop atrocities. Joining together, words can be heard. In conclusion, Stalin did horrible things to innocent people, like other

More about Causes Of Joseph Stalin's Genocide

Open Document