A Brief Look at the Origins of Stalin and Lenin

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On September 1, 1939, World War II had begum between Germany and Poland. Adolf Hitler planned to strip Jews, gypsies, and homosexuals of their freedom. Hitler sent these people to labor camps also known as concentration camp. While Hitler was focused on his plans, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin became Russians revolutionary leaders. Lenin wanted to help his country back to being powerful after the death of Tsar Nicholas II. Lenin was the founder and leader of the Bolshevik party. Stalin was also a member of the Bolshevik party. Vladimir Lenin was born on April 22, 1870, in the city of Simbrisk on the Volga River. Lenin’s father was a secondary school teacher. He eventually rose in the civil service to become a provincial director of elementary education. Lenin’s mother was also a teacher. In 1887, after Lenin’s father death, Lenin’s brother Alexander was arrested in St. Petersburg plotting to kill Tsar Alexander III. Alexander was only 17 when he was convicted and was executed. Lenin was focused on the works of Karl Marx and the Russian critic, nihilist, Nikolai Chernyshevsky, and continued his education. He enrolled at the university of Kazan law and political economy in 1887 but was expelled. He practiced law in samara before his interest in the revolutionary movement. Between 1893 and 1902, Lenin studied the revolutionary change in Russia from the view of Marxist. In 1895 Lenin was arrested and sent to Siberia with other Marxist organization known as the union of the
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