Khrushchev was trying to dump all the blame on stalin when his own hands were drenched in blood, says yuri zhukov, a historian from the russian academy of sciences who has studied newly declassified archives on the period the re-evaluation comes as critics accuse president vladimir putin of. He failed to consult the fraternal parties in advance on this question of principle which involves the whole international communist movement, and afterwards tried to impose a fait accompli on them whoever makes an appraisal of stalin different from that of the leadership of the cpsu is charged with “defence of the. National agency for the evaluation of universities and research institutes, rome this essay is the original nucleus of “stalin's and mao's political famines: of key party leaders 4 harvests, state procurements, exports and the initial reactions of peasants an examination of these factors reveals similar trends related to. 'stalin's leadership was the most significant reason for the soviet victory over germany in the 1941-1945 war' assess the validity of this view firstly are stalin's leadership and his propaganda the gko and stavka were created, which helped significantly in battles such as the battle of moscow and operation bagration. Caesar, or demosthenes and cicero, lived centuries apart, stalin and mao were contempo- raries elty, before evaluating the efficiency of their rule and their commitment to rev- olutionary whereas the bolshevik party possesses first-rate leaders, stalin at the time [march 1917] impressed others. In soviet public life in myriad ways as an object of reverence the extraordinary cult of veneration around the figure of the leader burst on to the public scene in 1929 and reached its climax with the seventieth anniversary of stalin's birth in 1949 although it is impossible to evaluate how people actually perceived stalin back. His main rival, trotsky (once lenin's heir apparent), was now in eclipse, having been ousted by the ruling triumvirate of zinovyev, lev kamenev, and stalin soon afterward stalin joined with the rightist leaders nikolay bukharin and aleksey rykov in an alliance directed against his former co-triumvirs pinning his faith in the. Stephen kotkin demolishes such simplicities in his monumental “stalin: waiting for hitler, 1929-1941,” the second part of a projected three-volume biography of the soviet leader whose reign of cruelty stretched from the mid-1920s to his death in 1953 drawing on an astonishing array of sources, kotkin.
As such, it seems appropriate to start by first reviewing the various evaluations and criticisms of stalin that mao himself made over the years but the communist party of the soviet union emerged victorious and, under the leadership of lenin and stalin, it learned not only how to make the revolution but. Robert tucker's biography of stalin, published in 1973, introduced the idea that stalin was no mere administrator but a talented leader who could quickly make up his mind about policy and assemble a dynamic political team to carry it out the fact that his factional adversaries – trotsky, zinoviev, kamenev and bukharin. Lenin and stalin have evidenced their outstanding brilliance as mass leaders in every revolutionary requirement: in marxian theory, political strategy, the building of his major achievements include his analysis of imperialism as parasitic, decaying capitalism his survey and evaluation, in the light of dialectical materialism,. In history a-level you will need to assess in your own view whether you think stalin was an effective decision maker in the war or a poor leader this video.
In 1929, stalin became the leader of the ussr and begun his consolidation of power there were many factors as to how stalin got to power this essay seeks to discuss these factors, and evaluate how far luck was in serve as the inciting cause of his rise i will look to examine stalin's power and personality. When stalin died in march 1953, eisenhower had been in office for only two months andrew goodpaster said eisenhower asked his advisers to evaluate three lines of policy toward the soviet union: containment, massive retaliation, and roll back, which was the use of force to recover the countries of eastern europe from. Joseph stalin was the leader of the soviet union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953 ruled the country with an iron fist according to professor harold shukman of all the dictators the world endured in the twentieth century, joseph stalin was unquestionably the mightiest nisbet (1986) describes.
What's your own assessment of him robert service: stalin was an exceptionally competent political leader he didn't have all of the skills - he was a pathetic orator well, i say a pathetic orator, he was good at doing the simple things he was a sort of barking speaker not in the sense of being mad, but he barked like a. The command phrase is 'to what extent' and so your answer should make an assessment as to how important stalin's role was in relation to other factors as the question focusses on stalin's leadership, around half your answer should be on this, and the rest on other factors your introduction should outline your argument.
Biography of stalin suggested that stalin‟s leadership was divided to two groups : the so-called “liberals” political course in opposition to stalin‟s was challenged by a general re-evaluation of soviet history of the early evaluation was by and large based on the research of kirov‟s personal archive including narratives. Free essay: evaluation of stalin's rule of the ussr this statement about stalin's ruling of the ussr between the years 1928 and 1941 is more than just black from the start of stalins self-imposed reign of control he always had the makings as a leader to create a totalitarian government, for example his ideology stalin. When world war ii ended in 1945 few doubted that the victor's laurels belonged mainly to joseph stalin under his leadership the soviet union had just won the war of the century, and that victory was closely identified with his role as the country's supreme commander world war ii was a global conflict of immense.
Includes the role former russian leaders played around the turn of the 20th century starting with communist leaders and ending with presidents of russia joseph stalin became general secretary of the soviet communist party in 1922, following the death of lenin stalin's policies and leadership,. The reviewer of this article perceptively noted the ambiguities contained in tucker's deradicalization as tucker uses the concept it means ideological change in a rightist direction (using marxist-leninist terms) he does not consider the proposition of how extensive, drastic, or “radical” the changes might be as the regime.
Joseph stalin was the general secretary of the communist party and the soviet union's sole leader from 1924 until his death in 1953 one of the most controversial and enigmatic figures in russian history, he is still the subject of fierce discussions and assessments his introduction of the command principle and five-year. Zubok uses this dualistic framework to explain the shifting nature of soviet policies from joseph stalin to mikhail gorbachev his book is divided into ten chapters which trace each leader and the significant phases of the cold war a failed empire begins with the origins of the cold war under the leadership of joseph stalin. Vladimir lenin was, according to soviet literature, the perfect example of a leader ruling in favour of the collective stalin's rule was characterised by one-man dominance, which was a deep breach of inner-party democracy and collective leadership this made his leadership highly controversial in the soviet union following.
Dbq 11: evaluating joseph stalin (adapted from document-based assessment for global history, walch education) historical context: joseph stalin is one of the most controversial leaders in world history between 1928 and 1941 he transformed the soviet union into a modern superpower his rule is characterized by. As a totalitarian leader, stalin maintains the totalitarian regime in political power by means of single-party state, secret police, propaganda disseminated through the headquarters representatives, whom he would send to the fronts for on- the-spot assessment of the situation and consultations with respective commanders,. Free essay: stalin's emergence as leader jan 21, 1924 russian revolutionary vladimir ilyich lenin died at age 53 and a major struggle for power in the soviet.