Joseph Stalin: The Greatest Leaders Of The 20th Century
He saw this as a key into modernizing the Soviet Union for the better. “The Soviet Union also gave opportunities to women - crèches were set up so they could also work. Women became doctors and scientists, as well as canal diggers and steel workers.” (BBC News) Stalin did a lot to make sure that the Soviets were doing all they could to make the country a better place.
VE Day was on May 8, 1945, and this was all because of Joseph Stalin and his fast thinking and smart tactics. On Aug 23, 1939 Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin signed the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, that made sure that Germany would never attack the Soviet Union. the Soviets and Germans agreed how they would later divide up Eastern Europe. Consequently, Hitler chose to broke the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact and it fell apart on June 1941. Since the “Soviet leadership had refused to heed warnings from the Western Powers of the German troop buildup along its western border.” (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum), Stalin was very surprised of the attack, he thought that he and Hitler’s pact was solid. Because of Stalin’s rapid problem solving, on “December 6, 1941, the Soviet Union launched a major counterattack against the center of the front, driving the Germans back from Moscow …show more content…
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