Joseph Stalin: Totalitarian Leader Of The Soviet Union

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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
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