Essay on Stalin 's Ideology And Principle

1376 Words Sep 15th, 2014 6 Pages
The early 1900’s were an era stricken with war, poverty, and dictatorships. Spread across Europe, bombshells boomed, inflation soared, and economies plummeted sending major world powers into political and social misery. While the masses saw the failures of their nations as a terrible turn of events due to poor leadership, others saw it as an opportunity to seize power for themselves under the guise of reform. These men would be the cause of national and worldwide tyranny by the way of effective and, amazingly, legal brutality. Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, and Adolf Hitler shared many similarities in ideology and principle, but also had many differences. When analyzed, it is obvious that all three totalitarian governments took advantage of widespread poverty and famine to advance their agenda. In Russia, with food and oil in mass shortage due to the failing war effort, the people were hungry, freezing, and angry. They demanded a reform of government. Stalin promised to industrialize the people and bring them economic prosperity and food. Promises of “peace, land and bread” inspired many to follow the Bolsheviks. In Italy, after the war, with political failure and economic disaster, Benito Mussolini followed Stalin’s example and united the people through promises of economic reformation. Using legal tactics, he systematically marched his followers to Rome and demanded change. For fear of violence, King Emmanuelle chose Mussolini as Prime Minister. Likewise, when the…

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