Joseph Stalin: Biography of the Communist Soviet Dictator

Following humble beginnings, Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili – later known as Joseph Stalin – became interested in Marxist writings. He eventually joined Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks, which went on to become the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The Bolsheviks seized government control during the Russian Revolution, and it was then Stalin began to rise through the party to become its leader after Lenin’s death. Stalin purged his enemies and caused millions of deaths due to famine, murder and forced labor. Though his Red Army turned the tide against the Nazis in World War II, Stalin is remembered as one of the deadliest dictators in history. In this video, learns more about the life, rule and death of Joseph Stalin.

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