Stalin 's Significance Of Stalin

1927 WordsMar 15, 20178 Pages
In this essay I’m going to be assessing Stalin’s significance between the years 1928-1941. It says in the oxford dictionary the definition of significance is ‘sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy’. Joseph Stalin was the official dictator of the USSR from 1929-1953. He ruled by terror and thousands of people died during his regime. It is impossible to say that Stalin was not significant because the change in Russia between these years was astounding. He was able to transform Russia from a peasant society to a superpower nation. Could someone else have achieved what he did without causing so much destruction and chaos? Probably, but it would’ve taken a much longer time. I am going to cover the political,…show more content…
The first included Zinoviev and Kamenev along with important communists removing the ideological divisions and their supporters. Stalin created a totalitarian state by concentrating the communist power on himself and only relied on a few people. A Totalitarian State is a one-party dictatorship that attempts to regulate every aspect of the lives of its citizens; he achieved this by the use of fear, effective propaganda and killing thousands of people who spoke against him. However the 1936 constitution goes against the views on Stalin creating a totalitarian state. The 1936 constitution also known as Stalin’s Constitution meant the USSR would become the most democratic nation in the world. It was written by Bukharin and Radek, it gave the right to freedom from arbitrary arrest, freedom of speech and employment for all. It was a piece of propaganda because at the time these rights were being abused. Stalin was economically significant because he aimed to transform the USSR into a modern industrial nation. He needed to provide machinery to mechanise farming so that he could produce more food and increase production levels. He wanted to have a strong industry capable of defending itself if they were under threat. Stalin turned to rapid Industrialisation and Collectivisation in order to modernise the USSR in a significant
Open Document