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Stalin's Rise to Power
This paper analyzes the topic of Stalin's rise to power and his place in Russian history.
# 75461 | 1,338 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 13, 2006 in History (European - 19th century) , History (Russian)

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This paper explores Stalin's rise to power and shows his obsession with power. Stalin's rise through the Party by seeming to be loyal, meek, and mild is described. In reality, he was cruel, ruthless, and only wanted to rule Russia with an iron hand. The paper further describes his rise to power and the changes it brought to Russia and the Russian people. The author concludes that Stalin may have been a good leader, but he was also power hungry, fearful of anyone who disagreed with him, and vindictive.

From the Paper:

"Many people believe that Stalin and Lenin were very close, but that is not really the case. Lenin had a stroke in May of 1922, and before his next series of strokes that turned him into a "wheelchair-bound half-vegetable" (Moynahan 101), he wrote about all of his staff members and gave his recommendations about who should take his place as the leader of Russia. He thought Stalin was a good leader, but actually wanted him replaced as general secretary because he was rude. He said his replacement should be "more patient, more loyal, more polite and attentive to comrades, less capricious" (Moynahan 101). However, this recommendation never reached the public because Lenin had another stroke, and it overshadowed all of his recommendations. "

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