Stalin's Success Essay

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Stalin's Success

In 1953 Joseph Stalin died, which left Russia in deep distress because
they had lost a great political leader. I feel that with out a doubt
Stalin was a success and there are three points which I will study to
help prove this: Was he a success in his own terms?, was he a success
in the terms of Russia? And was he Success in the terms of Communism?.

. Stalin was a person you couldn't get to know personally he had
friends, but many which he chose to ignore. Throughout Stalin's Reign
he was very ruthless. People say there was a reason why Stalin was so
ruthless and that was because he beloved wife died when they were at
the peak of there marriage and this left a hole in his heart which he
would later take out on the people of Russia.

Firstly, was he a success in his own terms?. There are six points
which prove that he was a success in his own terms starting off with
his struggle for is his struggle for power, which without a doubt was
a great success, due to his ability to out maneuver the other
candidates in the race for power (Zinoviev/ Bukharin). The second
success was the introduction of the five year plan (1928-32). In the
first five-year plan Stalin introduced Modernization agricultural
USSR, which would give most peasants farms modern equipment such as
Tractors, fertilizers etc. This modernization was vital Because the
amount of food being produced by the farmers was ruffly 2million tons
short of grain, which would be used to feed the workers. And if the
workers weren't feed the workers went on strike and didn't work
causing a knock on effect on Russia, which would have brought it
crashing down. Stalin overcame this problem by introducing
Collectivization of the peasant farms (1929-32). This plan would
involves the joining of peasant farms to produce twice as much food in
the same amount of time and the brutal methods such as the starvation
of farmers as they watched the communist officials take all there
food. It was unfair to starve the farmers but this ruthless behavior,
shown by Stalin was the right attitude if he wanted to change the
USSR. Throughout the first five year plan Stalin wanted to produce
more capital goods such as clothes, shoes, etc which were all not that
needed in Russia at the time. So if feel that Stalin had of followed
Bukharin's plan, which involved producing a more balanced production
of goods such as railways, trackers, lorry's as well as capital goods
(shoes, clothes etc). he would have succeeded a lot quicker in the
five year plans. The third success was the introduction of " The Great
Terror " .In 1936, Stalin produces the "Great terror", this was a plan
which would diminish and clear out any opponents of the Russian policy
and form a cult of Stalin. The great Terror came in Three main stages.
The show trials: which Stalin set...

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