Joseph Stalin's Rule Essay

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Joseph Stalin's Rule

" Stalin was an evil dictator whose rule did nothing to improve Russia"

Joseph Stalin was a dictator of Russia, his plan was to revolutionise
the country. During his reign he achieved his goal but at the cost of
millions of lives. He imprisoned millions of his citizen, army and
members of the communist party. Before stalin came to power, Russia
had many problems.

Low level of industry

No Education

[IMAGE][IMAGE]Low food supply


Water & sewage control


[IMAGE]Text Box: Problems in the USSR in 1920Roads and railway

So when stalin came to power he felt the country needed revolution or
they would be left behind.

Text Box: Used his position as secretary general to appoint people to party positions who would support him
Text Box: Removed Trotsky expelled from USSR, 1940 murder with an axe



[IMAGE]Text Box: Reason for Stalin gaining power


Text Box: His 2 main supporters removed & eventually killed (kamenev & zinoview)

Text Box: Stalin stopped Lenin’s will being published, which stated Stalin would abuse power

Stalin was needed to revolutionise Russia but he ill-treated his power
to become leader and exploited many people on his way there. Using the
sources provided I have to reach a conclusion to find out whether "
Stalin was an evil dictator whose rule did nothing to improve Russia"
and if this statement is correct

Source 'A' is a image of Joseph Stalin. The cartoonist has a negative
opinion of Stalin; David Lowe thinks that Stalin is an dreadful leader
as citizens of Russia have not got the independence of speech.

The image shows Stalin attempting to perform suicide, as he was
talking in his sleep. The statue is the head of Karl Mark, the man who
started the idea of Leninism. The creator of the cartoon is David
Lowe, a UK based cartoonist, who didn't agree with Stalin's

The image is a drawing, which is giving a negative image of the ruler.
The cartoon was produced to make fun of Stalin and to get a message
across of what was happening in Russia.

It was created in London for there local newspaper, the London Evening
Standard. The image was produced and then published on the 27th
November 1930. This production was only prepared possible as the
artist lived in a democratic society, if the cartoonist had been
living in Russia at the time he would have been executed. The image
would be anti-Stalin as it shows him as a weak man with a crooked
back. The image is a primary source of information as it was produced
during the time of the dictator's reign.

David Lowe in his portrayal of Stalin shows both fact and opinion. It
shows facts as we know Stalin killed his own people. However he shows
opinion as he shows the dictator as a crooked backed;...

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