Russian citizens were forced to admit to crimes they may or may not have committed. No one was safe from Stalin's police force, and innocent people were murdered, or thrown into labor camps if they spoke out against him. More than 750,000 people were killed and millions were accused of conspiring against Stalin ( Joseph Stalin: National hero 17). Stalin wanted power, and would do anything to keep it. Stalin once said, “ Death is the solution to all problems.
From here Hitler slowly expanded his power in the government while his supporters formed paramilitary groups like the Schutzstaffel who fought protesters in the streets and helped raise hatred toward Communism and only Hitler could save the country. In 1933 a worker set fire to the parliament building and hitler convinced them to grant him emergency powers. Within a matter of months the freedom of the press was abolished. Hitler's close associates like Joseph Goebbels were in charge of propaganda which was used to paint Hitler as a great Samaritan who was helping Germany back on its feet. Which Hitler did do, lowering the unemployment from nearly 6 million to 1 million.
This caused the soldiers of Petrograd to open fire on demonstrators killing many men. Yet nothing could stop them until Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne in favor of his brother, Michael, who strongly refused the crown and ended the Tsarist autocracy. The Bolshevik Revolution: The Bolshevik Revolution took place on November 6 and 7 of 1917 after the weak Provisional Government and the
Joseph Stalin, a dictator of Russia, admitted that Russia would fall if and only if socialism in the country went from national to international. In attempts to help the country Stalin ordered a five-year plan, the plan was to help Russia transfer from an agricultural country into an industrial power. But when the five-year plan failed to work Stalin captured anyone who was “suspected of opposition” (page 804) and then sent them to long- term labor camps. Because Stalin was sending over eight million soviet people to camps and had killed over three million people, countries all over the world were beginning to fear Russia. The next dictator, Benito Mussolini, was a socialist from Italy, and wholeheartedly believed that Great War was the turning point his country needed.
He would even burn his own villages just to instill fear in the peasantries and to discourage criminals from stealing food shipments. After he took control he did massive purging of the followers and loyal officers of Lenin, and these purges involved more deaths and exiling. His death count was higher than Hitler’s and then all he ruined lives of those who were exiled or the families of the ones who died. Although some people can argue that Stalin did some good things, such as help the Allied forces defeat the Axis powers during WWII. When he helped the Allied forces, Hitler’s army was beginning to invade Russia and Stalin had the Russian army push back the invading forces all the way back to Berlin.
1) How did Joseph Stalin control Russia? As the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin utilized totalitarianism, characterized as total centralized control over every aspect of public and private life. He achieved this form of government by means of control of the media, religious and ethnic persecution and police terror. To eliminate all information that held him in a negative light, and instead glorify his lead and support of his policies, Stalin controlled the media through censorship of the press, propaganda and indoctrination. Additionally, he unified Russia by blaming “enemies of the state”, members of religious and ethnic groups other than what was accepted, subjecting them to violence and campaigns of terror.
Stalin was so distraught at Hitler’s treachery that he even hid in his office for several days. After finally regaining his resolve, Stalin struck back(Biography.com). After acts of bravery and bold moves on the battlefront, the Nazis were turned back at the battle of Stalingrad, where the Soviets recovered more than 250,000 corpses from both Soviets, and Axis Powers. Following this attack,
Afraid of the American troops finding the work camps; Hitler ordered all work camps to be evacuated to death camps deep in Germany. Death Marches Death marches began when enemy forces invaded Germany finding work camps. Hitler didn't want his enemy's finding even more work camps and liberate them, so he decided to get rid of the evidence. The death marches
After the attack China declared war on Japan on December 9,1942. Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted the United States to be apart of this so he asked Congress to announce war against Japan to the American people. Eventually, Germany,Italy,Bulgaria,Hungary, and Romania issued war on the U.S. Because so many countries were involved this was the start of WW11. But because we lost so much oil and rubber, it would be a challenge for America to stand a chance against all of our opponents. Even then we were still picking up memories of Pearl Harbor a year later.
He closed 1000 newspapers and forced 600 trade unions to close so this angered the society even though it restored order. In 1912 The Lena Goldfields Massacre took place where the police shot unarmed strikers who were asking for high wages and this shook Russian society and rekindled the revolutionary and workers' movements after the 1905 revolution. In conclusion Stolypin was a supporter of the Tsarist autocratic system and his appointment as chairman of the council of ministers marked an era of repression and reform in an attempt to save tsardom not to end it. The positive outcome of Stolypin's era was introducing reforms in agriculture by increasing the production and making the kulaks prosperous. Working relations with the duma had developed even if some historians argue that most of the increase was the result of a series of naturally good harvests rather than Stolypin's
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
As the Nazi war machine spread like a cancer across Europe the Nazi 's began a massive invasion against Russia. The Germans were ordered to seize a bombed out building near the Volga River which only held around two dozen Russian defenders. The Germans had much more people, and tanks and flamethrowers, walk in the park right? Well maybe, if said park was on fire and defended by soldiers who 's orders were strictly "not one step back". Yakov Pavlov was the commanding officer of this small group of men and not even in the least deterred by the sheer odds against them set up 4 layers of barbed wire, a mine field and machine gun placements in every window
On D-Day, over 150,000 Allied soldiers landed in France, and the country was liberated at the end of August. On September 11, 1944, US troops crossed into Germany; while the Soviet Union crossed the eastern border a month before. Also at this time, Allied air forces attacked plants like Auschwitz, but chambers were not targeted. As the United States got even closer to their target, many allies of Germany started to surrender, Poland was liberated, and the Soviets encircled Berlin. Knowing they have lost, Hitler and many of his high ranking officers committed suicide, and Germany surrendered (The History Place, n.d.).