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This paper discusses the quality of charisma in a leader, using Josef Stalin as an example. The paper describes Stalin's rise to power, focusing on the political situation in Russia at the time, and how Stalin used it to his advantage. The author notes that the discontent of the people created fertile ground for Stalin's ideas to gain popularity. The paper weaves the concepts of charisma, changes in leadership and Stalin's rule throughout the paper, showing that despite the changes Stalin claimed to be making, the life style of the masses ultimately changed very little, since their role in society remained the same.
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