A Brief Biography of Joseph Stalin Essay

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Joseph Stalin was born Ioseb Djugashvili in Gorgi, Georgia. He was the third son of Yekaterina and Vissarion Djugashvili, and the only one to survive past infancy. His parents had a violent marriage, with Vissarion beating hos wife and son. His parents had very different ambitions for Stalin, with his mother encouraging him to become a Russian Orthodox priest and his father believing that a working class life was good enough for Stalin. When his father returned from Tiflis to bring Stalin back to the factory, in which he worked, to become an apprentice cobbler brought the argument to a head. His mother brought Stalin back to Gorgi, and got him back on the path of attending seminary. After this incident, Vissarion ended the marriage. Stalin…show more content…
This helped Stalin become very popular among the lower class. The first few years after the revolution were spent building his post as general secretary into a very powerful communist party. Before Lenin's death, a triumvirate of Stalin, Kamenev, and Zinoviev was created. But soon after, Stalin switched sides and decided to join Bukharin to start an opposition towards Trotsky, Kamenev, and Zinoviev. By 1928, Stalin’s supremacy was completed and he exercised complete control over both the party and his country. Stalin's last rise to power was the order to assassinate Trotsky in Mexico. Before the order, due to friction between the two, Stalin had frequently requested that Trotsky be relieved of his position, but it was believed that Trotsky would be a better leader than Stalin. After his death, only two member of the ‘Old Bolsheviks’ were left. This being Stalin and his foreign minister, Vyacheslav Molotov. Despite Lenin requesting Trotsky served as the Communist Party’s commander, this did not happen. Stalin decided to forget the traditional emphasis of the Bolshevik on revolution, framed a new policy attempting to establish socialism in soviet Russia. Trotsky termed this the ‘Permanent Revolution’ and wanted to spread it across the world. Stalin became the party’s leader because of his cunning manipulation of his opponents. He even went as far as to create a severe enmity between
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