Joseph Stalin, The Leader of USSR from 1922 to 1953 Every group, party and country has an ultimate advisor or leader. This
person is responsible for making educated decisions based upon the
best interests of their members, followers and citizens. Leaders set
goals and create objectives that the people they control will work
towards. For any type of group to be successful, it is required that
there is one individual to consent or eliminate the ideas proposed.
However, sometimes there are leaders who desire to obtain something
with so much integrity that the best interests of the party are not
met or are overruled. The leader will merely use its party to obtain
the goals he or she wants, and abuse the rights and privileges of the
Joseph Stalin, leader of the USSR from 1922 to 1953, would vastly
expand the ideas of communism and collectivism. Collectivism is a term
used to denote a political or economic system in which the means of
production and the distribution of goods and services are controlled
by the government. Communism is a form of collectivism that is a
concept of society in which major resources and means of production
are owned by the government rather than by individuals.
Joseph Stalin stretches these concepts to the extreme and leaves an
impact on society by increasing Russian production, forcing the USSR
into famine and through the executions of many USSR citizens.
Firstly, Stalin imprints society by increasing the USSR's production.
Under Stalin's rule, five hundred new factories are built during the
global economic depression in the 1930's. Also, one quarter of the
total coal production in the USSR comes from the new pit's Stalin has
made. A twenty five percent increase is noted in the number of new oil
wells. Steel production is increased from four million tons annually
to seventeen million tons. Heavy industry production is increased four
hundred percent under Stalin's dictatorship. Stalin creates an
enormous production boom, which greatly effects the nation. With more
produce there is more employment resulting in the growth of Russia's
Furthermore, mass production provides more materials available for
export. This gains Russia wealth, trade partners and allies. Stalin
transforms Russia into a major nation, and is the only one in his
lifetime to rival the United States as a nuclear superpower. This
makes Russia appear more intimidating and successful, causing many
countries to re-evaluate their position as allies and enemies. Great
gains are made in living standards, literacy, medical care and
nutrition as a result of mass production. During Stalin's leadership,
life for millions of Russians is improved on a material level through
his successes of...