Leaders are trusted by their people to uphold high standards of diplomacy and to make citizens’ lives less burdensome. The Soviet Union needed a figure who would help improve and strengthen the country. Joseph Stalin took this role, promising to get the country out of World War I, paying debts, and giving land to the citizens. While he followed through on a few of his promises, he ultimately betrayed his people by lying to them. Through his leadership, Stalin made many decisions to help the Soviet Union, but he made even more choices that harmed individual people due to his abuse of power.
Prime example of this is the Purging of Stalin that saw more than one million citizens of the Soviet Union executed with a bullet to the head and the killing of over 800.000 people by order of Mao Zedong after the Communist Party's victory in 1949. Alas the public was not unmoved by the sheer number of people that saw an swift and unjust death and various organizations were formed that had the abolition of the capital punishment as their primary goal in their agendas. Following the change from authoritarianism to democracy, abolition was adopted due to political change. Among the nation-states of the globe, the majority has abolished the death penalty as a form of retribution.
Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
Because of Hitler 's actions over 11 million were killed, 1 million of them being children. I think that the Holocaust was horrible and wrong and hopefully we will not have to experience anything like this again. I learned a lot from the books Night and The Book Thief. They made me realize how horrible the Holocaust was and what it was like to experience it. The Holocaust was a gruesome time where millions were killed, people were tortured, they were used in experiments and families were separated.
The rise of Hitler was an important event in history that expresses a terrible way of racism and hatred. Many bad things happened to many people because of the events that took place during the rise of Hitler. Tons of people died and families were broken up and never seen each other again. In To Kill a Mockingbird also express hatred and racism in terrible ways and are extremely racist.
Genocide is the mass killing of people, usually for religious reasons, but now genocides happen mostly because no one can agree. An infamous example of one of the worst genocides was the killing of Bosnian-Muslims in Yugoslavia. After provinces like Slovenia and Croatia decided to secede from Serbia because of religious reasons, Serbia decided it was time to take action. After examining the political power, death rates, and the sole reason for the Yugoslavia murders, it is clear that the Serbian genocide is one of the worst in history. By looking at how the country was ran, the sheer panic seen in all of the government officials, and the amount of war and lives ruined, it is clear that the Bosnian-muslim genocide in Yugoslavia will always be
Similar to the Tsars before him, Stalin caused the death of anyone who opposed his way of ruling, especially the Kulaks. He violated the rights of the people by launching an extensive campaign on deporting ethnic groups that opposed his leadership. Stalin’s years of “great terror” through much unneeded purges caused him to more and more act as a “Red Tsar”. The only difference was Stalin was ruling under Marxist ideologies with communism being the end result as opposed to adherence to the Russian Orthodox Church. However, just like Stalin, Alexander II was very similar in that the secret police was at the centre of dealing with outside issues towards his power.
The beginning of World War II was a life-altering event for many people around the world, both children and adults alike. This was a time of hatred, propaganda, and murder. Hitler and his Nazi party spread the words of hate against a marginalized group in society. Quickly after, propaganda brainwashed the minds of the people, and which led them to exile the “non-aryan” race, which largely consisted of Jewish people. This resulted in millions of deaths, both civilian and military.
Known as the Second Reich, it quickly gained power and colonies in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. The empire was subsequently dismantled following their defeat in World War I, leading to economic depression, massive unemployment rates, and the country was verging on civil war for years. Establishing the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler changed this by first taking power in 1933. He and his new Nazi party quickly went on a crusade to conquer Europe and exterminate everyone who he thought were beneath him and not part of the superior race. He felt that these races, particularly Jews, were responsible for their loss in World War I.
Joseph Stalin was the Communist, totalitarian leader of the Soviet Union (now called Russia) from 1927 to 1953. As the creator of one of the most brutal reigns in history, Stalin was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 20 to 60 million of his own people, mostly from widespread famines and massive political purges. During World War II, Stalin maintained an uneasy alliance with the United States and Great Britain to fight Nazi Germany, but dropped any illusions of friendship after the
History books and common knowledge among many modern circles place Hitler as the worst dictator in history. Though as you may still think he is the worst, let yourself be at least enlightened by information that will prove to you there are worse examples of dictators. So without further delay, this is why Hitler is not the worst dictator in history. Hitler was not a dictator initially Unlike many dictators who take power through revolutions and bloodshed: Hitler took power because he was elected democratically. Which, typically, a dictator gains power through revolution.
Joseph Stalin’s determination greatly affected his leadership and led to the beginnings of the Cold War. His determination allowed him to rise to power and destroy all opposition against his reign. The Great Purge, one of the greatest terrors in history, was also done due to his determination to stay in power. This same determination led to, as well as shaped, many of the events of World War 2. His leadership was very similar to the leadership of Adolf Hitler, yet because of his determination, was quite different, and quite possibly more effective.
Denying to label what happened to the Armenians as a genocide set a standard for future genocides, like the Holocaust, to occur. The Armenian Genocide is the extermination and mass deportation of ethnic Armenians living within the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I from 1915-1917. People were separated by gender, age, and capability, then taken to sites where they were killed, tortured, or worked to death. These methods used to torment and eliminate Armenians influenced the execution of the Holocaust.
LThe Cambodian Genocide was a ghastly event that ruined many people's life and 7 million people lost their lives. The Cambodian Genocide happened under the Khmer rouge regime due to their lack of respect of people, isolation, and social engineering. 40% of deaths during the khmer rouge regime was caused by starvation and diseases (Jarvis, pg1). This was inhumane. All the food that was farmed and supposed to go to the people in cambodia was all for china so that the Khmer Rouge could earn profit.