Joseph Stalin : The Dictator Of The Soviet Union Essay

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Joseph Stalin was a former general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party of the Soviet Union. Stalin was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from 1929 to 1953. His Red Army helped defeat Nazi Germany during WWII. On December 18th, 1879, in the Russian peasant village of Gori, Georgia, Joseph Stalin was born. His full birthname was Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili. He died on March 5th, 1953 in Kuntsevo Dacha. Joseph was buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, Moscow. He was the son on Besarion Jughashvili, a cobbler who beat his son, and Ketevan Geladze, a laundry woman. Stalin was a frail child. At age 7, he caught smallpox, which left his face scarred. A couple years later he was in a carriage accident which left his arm slightly deformed. Some state that his arm trouble was a result of blood poisoning from his injury. Joseph was bullied by other children in his village, which set his foundation for greatness and respect. While in school, Stalin came in contact with Messame Dassy, a secret organization the supported Georgian independence from Russia. Some of the members were socialists and those people introduced him into the writings of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. Stalin joined the group in 1898. He became involved in revolutionary politics as well as criminal activities as a young man. In 1902, he was arrested for coordinating a labor strike and exiled to Siberia. That was the first of his many arrests and exiles in the
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