Joseph Stalin Fact Sheet: Who was
Joseph Stalin? The following short biography
and fact sheet provides interesting facts
about the life, times and history of Joseph
Joseph Stalin Fact 1: Joseph
Stalin was born on December 18th
1878 and during the 19th century
period in history when many empires
across the globe collapsed, the
Spanish, first and second French,
Holy Roman, Mughal and Chinese but
the British and Russian Empires, the
United States and German Empire
where on the rise.
Joseph Stalin Fact 8: During World War I he was refused entry into the military as a result of his damaged arm. He also spent some time in exile in Siberia.
Joseph Stalin Fact 9: Having returned to Petrograd after his last exile in Siberia Stalin became elected to the Bolshevik Central Committee which then voted in favor of a revolution which took place on November 7th culminating in the Winter Palace being stormed by the Bolsheviks, Kerenskyís Cabinet was arrested and would be referred to the October Revolution.
Joseph Stalin Fact 10: After the October Revolution the Nationalities Affairs appointed Stalin as the Peopleís Commissar. Shortly thereafter a Civil War in Russia erupted with the White Army, consisting largely of anti-Bolsheviks, going up against Leninís Red Army.
Joseph Stalin Fact 11: By
1921 as the Red Army was invading
Georgia Stalin would play a
significant role in the outcome and
in 1922 Lenin had Stalin appointed
Joseph Stalin Fact 15: Just before, during and after World War II Stalin initiated a series of deportations on such a massive scale that it is believed over three million people were deported to Central Asian republics and Siberia but of that number forty three percent died. They were resettled simply for having or coming into contact with anyone who was not of Stalinís view.
Joseph Stalin Fact 16: The science community under Stalinís rule was kept under very strict ideological control by the Stalin's government together with literature and art.
Joseph Stalin Fact 17: The
rare positive effects of Stalinís
leadership were that girls were
offered an equal education to the
boys, women had equal employments
rights and even in healthcare under
his regime there were advances
giving rise to the first generation
to be free of cholera, malaria and
Joseph Stalin Fact 19:
Ultimately the Soviet Union would
get the better of the Nazi German
invasion although the death toll and
casualties resulting from the
conflict were horrendously high.
Joseph Stalin Fact 21: The countries that were to remain under Soviet control became commonly known as the Eastern Bloc and in Berlin in 1948 West Berlin would be blockaded by the Soviet Union as they rejected communism.
Joseph Stalin Fact 22: Towards the end of World War II Stalinís health began to deteriorate already suffering from atherosclerosis due to his very heavy smoking he suffered a mild stroke and a severe heart attack in 1945.
Joseph Stalin Fact 23: Joseph Stalin died on March 5th 1953 aged seventy four at Kuntsevo Dacha, Kuntsevo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. His body was laid to rest initially in Leninís Mausoleum but later moved to the Kremlin Wall Necropolis.
Joseph Stalin Influence & Legacy: Although Joseph Stalin would rule over the Soviet Union for more than 20 years using fear and terror to maintain his grip on the nation he did nevertheless modernize Russia and also assisted in the defeat of Nazi Germany.
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