Vladimir Lenin a True Rebel -> Introduction ¨One man with a gun can control a hundred without¨ (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin). Vladimir Lenin was the leader of the October Revolution and the U.S.S.R. Lenin was a professional revolutionary let alone a rebel he was driven to this path in his early years first by his brothers execution and while working as a lawyer 's assistant with peasants. Lenin devoted most of his life to his cause and was one of the greatest rebels ever to live. -> Early Years Lenin born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in Simbirsk, Russia April, 22 1870, was driven to the path of a professional revolutionary by the execution of his brother Alexsandr. Lenin was raised in a well educated family and exceeded in school he was showed
Adolf Hitler had gained full and total control over Germany by 1934. At this point, nothing could stand in the way of him being the Führer of Germany, a single-party state. If one looks to other countries, to see the ways in which one ruler rose to power of a single-party states, one will discover that it does not happen overnight. Following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, it took Stalin and the Communists five whole years to gain total and utter control of Russia. But the Bolshevik Revolution itself took advantage of the right conditions in Russia, in order to insure success.
With all of this fear, how could Maximilien Robespierre possibly have a downfall? As the last two months of the terror came, the tyrant started to blame himself for the thousands of deaths. He passed the Law of the Twenty Second Prairial, which stated that all rights of the accused victim were washed away, making the executions go even faster (Linton). After the Committee of Public Safety passed this, Robespierre never attended another meeting. In his last few weeks, he rarely left his assigned room.
How were the purges so successful? Stalin used his position as a leader to force the country to improve. As said in ("Of Russian Origin”) Stalin believed that the country had to be united - with him as leader - if it was to be strong. Stalin also calculated that the Soviet Union only had 10 years to catch up with the Western world in terms of industrial growth before Germany invaded, which was highly plausible. Russia’s heavy
During the Great Purges there were close to almost seven hundred thousand people killed by demand of Stalin, and around a million where dead, in labor camps, or in jail. Some of these people that Stalin used terror and or death on include thousands of people who didn’t believe the same things he did and Lenin's closest and favorite workers and or helpers ("Stalin, Joseph (Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili; 1878–1953)"). There were many major leaders that knew Stalin would have you killed or put in jail without even thinking about it. In the book "Stalin's ism" the author Gary Saul Morson explains how Stalin would have his own soldiers and officers killed if the crosses him wrong. The author Morson says this quote about Stalin, "“was the relative ease with which Stalin could foist the bloodbath upon the political police, army, party-state, cultural elites, and indeed the entire country” (Morson).
During Kristallnacht (“The night of the broken glass”), 8,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, 30,000 Jews taken to concentration camps. Almost 2,000 through 2,500 deaths were caused by the terrible events of that horrible night. This tragedy was not only the SS and SA carrying out this persecution but it was met with involvement of many German citizens. German citizens aren’t as innocent as history makes them. Now there were some Germans who opposed to the Holocaust, that were afraid to speak out because Hitler was so powerful at the time.
The play, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller demonstrates the implications of a society in complete chaos over an irrational fear of witchcraft in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. Fear plays an immense role in the way people make their decisions, such as when the characters of Danforth and Mary Warren resort to hypocrisy when no other options remain. Danforth and Mary Warren both embody hypocrisy, as seen when Mary says she cannot lie anymore and then lies when she becomes scared for her life, and Danforth when saying lying will send a person to Hell, but then forcing people to choose between lying and death. Mary Warren exemplifies hypocrisy extraordinarily well in the scene when she and Proctor travel to the courthouse so she can confess that the girls have pretended everything and they never actually saw spirits. Upon arriving in the court Mary Warren says, “I cannot lie no more.
How did Stalin control the USSR? After Vladimir Lenin died on January 21st 1924, in charge were the 9 members of the Politburo for a limited time; the Soviet Union went through a power struggle between Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Grigory Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Bukharin. No elections were held, but Stalin became the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) in 1929, having already been in the position of General Secretery since 1922. Although he had the control over the party, his ideas were not shared by all of the members, especially Trotsky, who created the leftist movement called “trotskyism”, which believed in the theory of permanent revolution, contrary to Stalin’s beliefs. Also Stalin’s authority was not
.It’s fair to say he indeed had a harsh childhood, and you would think that a man who had that kind of upbringing would not be so desensitized to the rest of his people, however, that was not the case. Stalin was very cold and had no remorse in his heart whatsoever. He ruled with an iron fist and did not like to share his power. However, others would disagree
the second was the much more harder than the first which caused drastic change in Lenin's point of view toward his government: arresting his brother Alexander because of his revolutionary evolvements against Tsar Alexander 3. after Alexander, Lenin's brother was convicted with treason against the government he was hanged . The death of Alexander caused the change in Lenin's life; his family stayed under the secret police surveillance. Lenin's curiosity drove him toward exploring the reasons for his brother treason against the Tsar. After that he was expelled out of his university because he was involved in students protest. then he took a lawyer's