Final Exam Why did Stalin forbid the release of Part II of Sergei Eisenstein’s film, Ivan the Terrible? Joseph Stalin, a harsh dictator and leader of the communist party in the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953, personally participated in the conception and production of Soviet films, most notably those directed, produced and written by Sergei Eisenstein, who won two Stalin prizes for his ability in capturing the importance of socialism and Russian nationalism in the big screen. Not only did Stalin use cinema as propaganda to promote communism and to reinforce his monopoly of power in the Soviet Union, but he also used film to portray great Russian leaders in a virtuous and strong manner. Since Stalin considered himself a great leader of Russia comparable to those in history, such as Alexandr Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible (the Great, in Russian), he was particularly demanding about how these figures had to be portrayed in Soviet films (Neuberger 90). Stalin forbid the release of Part II of Sergei Eisenstein’s film Ivan the Terrible, a two-part historical epic film about Ivan IV of Russia, because Ivan, who Stalin admired and identified with, was portrayed in an unflattering depiction, characterized by paranoia, destructiveness and cruelty.
Robespierre’s actions would be very influential to future rulers because his rule was one of the first that truly involved terror. The two men that he would influence the most are Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. These were not the only ones though, as he influenced many other ruler and most importantly, the French people. He would negative impacts all over the place, but he arguably helped their society as well. Rulers like Robespierre can be prevented through.
Victors often have certain crucial strengths that are instrumental to their victory, such as possessing ideologies and promoting policies that appeal to their targets and having a strong military force. For instance, in the rise of Stalin, Stalin effectively used his position as Party Secretary to control party membership. He doubled its membership to one million and his policies appealed to the new members, hence he was able to expand his support base. He was also extremely cunning, deliberately tricking Trotsky into not showing up at Lenin’s funeral, severely damaging his reputation and political prestige, and Stalin made the most of the funeral, setting himself up as Lenin’s disciple. In the rise of Mao, Mao called for and led the Long March, which inspired many of the Communist Party’s members and soldiers to see Mao as a courageous, selfless hero who saved their lives.
He did punish hard, fast and all at once countless times during the holocaust and he was loved by his people but feared by his enemies. However, the only way he was not a “real prince” was by keeping most of his promises to his people, but this did not stop his rise to power, it merely helped him. With all of this information we can see that Hitler indeed followed the manual of Nicolo Machiavelli, “The Prince” to become one of the most remembered leaders of all
Question- How far can it be argued that the Tsar was able to control Russia before 1905 through the effective use of fear? Intro- Tsar Nicholas II came to the throne in 1894, he was an autocrat which meant he had complete power and didn’t have to consult anyone else before he made important decisions.
Why would Oskar Schindler, a soldier trained by the nazis turn against his own government. Well to correctly answer this question we have to look at mr. Schindlers life to understand his thought process. By looking at all of this we will be able to see why Oskar would commit such a treasonous act. Certain facts and aspects of his life will easily lead us to a conclusion.
Hitler went a long way by being influential. Anyone that he didn’t want alive, didn’t have much of a chance to survive. He used his influence to start World War II and influenced the Germans to fight for their country. Other ways that Hitler influenced the German citizens included making many appearances in front of large crowds by using military music. He had “elaborate ceremonies and dramatic speeches to demonstrate the glory of Germany and of his own leadership” (“Hitler, Adolf”).
Hitler and Stalin were two of the most notorious leaders in history. Recognized for their ruthlessness and ability to propagate they were able to rise to power. This power almost led them to conquering Europe. These rose up from two seemingly different backgrounds, political parties and countries but were able to take full control of their own states. Carrying many of the same attributes and policies that revived and reinvented both Russia and Germany into a totalitarian states ruled by an iron fist.
His specific trait for impassioned speeches allowed him to persuade the people to believe in him as a leader to develop a better nation. It is debated that Castro was a success for maintaining a dictatorship and defying the U.S. Others believed that he was a narcissist and psychopath due to his erratic behaviors. According to DePalma, "To many, Fidel Castro was a self-obsessed zealot whose belief in his destiny was unshakable, a chameleon whose economic and political colors were determined more by pragmatism than by doctrine." Nahavandi defined a "proactive personality type as someone who routinely identifies opportunities, challenges the status quo, takes initiatives, and perseveres even when blocked by obstacles" (120). Castro fits this definition as having a proactive personality type.
Stalin, intelligently, used manipulation, and suppressed his testament. Stalin had power over his two colleagues, and therefore was a more popular candidate for taking Lenin’s place. Stalin had already eliminated some of the most qualified people for Lenin’s job, this raised Stalin’s chance of winning astonishingly. However, manipulation was not the only tool that Stalin used to rise to the top. He also had a lot of luck (Ronald).
Together, these Khrushchev used these four tools to his advantage and over time he slowly became the new leader of Russia that everyone cited with “de-Stalinization.” In his speeches, Nikita Khrushchev chastised Joseph Stalin and tried to belittle him as a person much as he possibly could. He made claims that Stalin was single-handedly responsible for taking Russia off of a safe course of development and putting it on one that did not yield the desired results. Taking things one step further, he also claimed that many of his opponents were at one point or another working with Stalin as he committed these “crimes” against the Russian people
Post WWl, Russia was still not industrialized, suffering economically and politically and in no doubt in need of a leader after Lenin’s death. “His successor, Joseph Stalin, a ruthless dictator, seized power and turned Russia into a totalitarian state where the government controls all aspects of private and public life.” Stalin showed these traits by using methods of enforcement, state control of individuals and state control of society. The journey of Stalin begins now.
Destroyer or Friend Even though we consider them terrorist, at the same time they are leaders. It really takes time and training to set up an attack. Many of these people tried to kill the U.S. Leadership comes in different ways. Fear, persuasiveness, and caring is how Osama Bin Laden, Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin lead their people.
World War I devastated countries throughout Europe. Economies collapsed and dismantled the way of life for the majority of people, especially in Germany. The Allied powers had blamed them for being the perpetrator of the war and so they punished Germany severally. In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin ruled the country with an iron fist that resulted in millions dead and/or starving. In Italy, the country had been promised territory but never received any land.