Stalin Regime In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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The Animal Farm by George Orwell 1945 was based on the events in Russia around the time of Stalin’s ruling. There are several ways in which Animal Farm is based off Russia’s period under Stalin’s rule are similar, therefore satirizing the events in the period. To begin with there were resemblance in the motivation for the revolution/ rebellion. Furthermore an obvious common outcome of the uprisings was caused by dictators with alike priorities and ethics. To continue the two rulers had a relatable approach to frighten and abolish questioning to the current leadership. Finally, the situations both concluded with similar events.

The incentives of the revolution both began with an uneven economy. The unfair conditions of the lower class’ were
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Animal Farm reformed the purge trials with Napoleon 's mass executions of people who he considers a threat to his control of Animal Farm. Stalin originally achieved this with the purge trials and his evil ethics with the idea that “A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic” (Stalin). Stalin forced people to confess falsely and publicly to crimes that they never committed, often after psychological torment and outright torture, then executed them and any of their followers. Animal Farm recreates similar trials. Squealer pronounces to the other animals that Snowball isn 't just working against them from outside the farm, but that he 's sneaking back to destroy them from within (Orwell, 1945, pg 47). Not long afterwards four pigs who had previously protested at the end to the sunday morning meetings were called upon to confess their ‘crimes’ (Orwell, 1945, pg 49-50). This is based off the cases were Stalin forced people to confess about innocent action that he considered guilty. To add both resulted in executions in aim to stop the questioning of the ruling by spreading fear of the consequences. There was an obvious difference as Stalin could be seen as the cause to hundreds of thousands of executions whereas Napoleon’s executions were on a smaller scale. Although Napoleon did not pursue a larger amount of executions he did not hold back when opportunities arose. …show more content…
Majority of common members of each scenarios came to a realisation that the uprising did not end up benefiting them although doing the opposite. Putting this into consideration the pigs insist to the other humans that all they wanted all along was to "to live at peace and in normal business relations". Napoleon made it official by announcing the transition back; “”Animal Farm” had been abolished. Henceforward the farm was to be known as “The Manor Farm”- which, he believed, was its correct and original name” (Orwell, 1945, pg 85). This recreated the meeting that occurred between U.S, U.K, and Soviet leaders. The meeting included U.K and U.S agreeing to let Stalin have his way with Poland in exchange for military support in World War II. Despite both situations ending in constructive meetings the Animal Farm did not conclude during a World War period. The similar past events all evidently lead to a reformed hierarchy of more spread out power as Stalin altered his approach, then Napoleon almost copied his cycle satirizing his

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