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  • Tactics Of Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1952. He was a rough communist leader who spread fear, terror, and other horrid emotions to his people. Many hate Stalin for his brutal leadership and have even called him worse than Hitler in terms of authority and deaths among his people. Like many strong dictators, Stalin used many different forms of horror to keep a iron grip reserving his position of lead in his country. But how exactly did Joseph Stalin keep the Soviet Union…

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  • Stalin's Revolution: How Lenin Overcame Trotsky

    decade as a chief of the Bolshevik operatives. His responsibilities eventually led to him becoming a key figure in Lenin’s inner circle. During the Russian civil war, Stalin began acquiring connections with military leaders, such as generals in the Red Army. After the Bolsheviks won the civil war, they began expanding their revolution into other parts of Europe. Stalin’s actions during this revolution were subject to much criticism, including from Leon Trotsky, who had close personal ties with…

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  • The Perfect Prince And Machiavelli

    Machiavelli, a Renaissance philosopher, had an ideal image for a ruler as he discusses in his book, The Prince. The perfect prince should institute fear, punish the criminals, and know how to handle the hate. However, the prince must also have the qualities of cleverness, wiseness, and to be manipulative. Joseph Stalin, a ruler of the USSR, is often compared to Machiavelli’s idea of a leader. Stalin used tactics to institute fear, control his population, and control others, just like Machiavelli…

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  • Analysis Of The Molotov Ribbentrop Pact

    The Molotov-Ribbentrop pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany renounced war between the two countries, giving the Soviet Union much needed time to strengthen itself before Germany’s certain betrayal. Through the pact, Russia was not only promised half of Poland, a territory which had been under Russian sovereignty before World War I, but the Baltic States and Bulgaria. Although Ribbentrop, under the guidance of Hitler, most likely didn’t assume that Russia was ever planning to expand…

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  • Operation Barbaross Joseph Stalin And Wolfgang Horn

    WWII, and made the crucial decisions for the future of Russia. Whilst Wolfgang Horn did not play a powerful role during WWII, he did fight the Soviet Union on the Eastern front, and can provide us with his first hand experiences when fighting the Red Army. (Adams, 2009). What is your opinion of the Treaty of Versailles? Stalin: Russia never received an invitation to the Paris Peace conference because of the allies distrust in our communist government. I suspect they were threatened by us, and…

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  • Norman Naimark's Genocides Analysis

    Norman Naimark argues in Stalin’s Genocides that the dekulakization, the Holodomor, attacks on enemy nationalities, and the purges of 1937-38 purges should all be classified as the “crime of crimes”: genocide. Currently the four events are simply viewed as massacres or mass killings of a gargantuan scale. He goes further to assert that it was Stalin alone who facilitated and enabled these genocides to occur. By reclassifying them as genocide, Naimark hopes that Stalin’s crimes will finally get…

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  • Reasons For The Failure Of Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa. The planning of the operation was full of shortfalls and overestimations, meaning the German army wasn 't properly prepared and were unable to successfully invade. The German war method of Blitzkrieg failed with help of the Russian Winter and poor preparation by Hitler’s officials. Stalin’s ‘Scorched Earth’ policy contributed to the failure by forcing the German army to be solely dependant on shipments from Germany, which…

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  • Lack Of Innovation In Germany

    Introduction Coinciding with the Nazi takeover in 1933, Germany began a belligerent rearmament of the Wehrmacht by taking advantage of political and ideological strains in Europe and Russia. By rearming and reforming the German military, Hitler hoped to secure Germany’s global dominance by creating a powerful striking force, capable of rapid mobilization and decisive victory. In part, historians attribute Germany’s ability to rearm to liberating appeasement policies; however, another…

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  • How Did Hitler's Failure To Invade Russia

    casualties on the Russians, showing the rest of the world how weak the Red army was after Stalin’s purges. Britain and France had even briefly considered helping Finland and declaring war against the Soviets. It was clear to Hitler that invading Russia was not only inevitable but also possible. Hitler began preparing for such an invasion, despite the pleas of his generals not to do so. Many of the military advisors in Nazi High Command had served in Russia in World War one, and knew firsthand…

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  • An Analysis Of Inside The Aquarium, By Viktor Suvorov

    but the incompetent authority is due partial to the Soviet government. Purges in the Soviet army occurred quite frequently eliminating generals who maybe a threat to the U.S.S.R., but in turn removing some very experienced leaders (ibid, 103 & 240). The need for leadership in the army resulted in quick or early promotions to position which the man was not ready for. These inexperienced leaders caused the army to have some difficulties functioning…

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