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892 wordsStalin: Did His Rule Benefit Russian Society Stalin: Did His Rule Benefit Russian Society And The Russian People? Another change under Stalin was that there was an equality of rights for women. They were urged to work outside the home and to liberate themselves sexually. Divorces and abortions were also made very easy. Young women were constantly told that they should be fully equal to men, that they could and should do anything men could do... (McKay 932). Most women had to work outside the hom...
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699 wordsStalin as a continuation of Lenin Communism is like a mining town. The government owns the people. They are forced to buy government food, work for the government, and follow what the government says, or else. No one can escape because their paychecks come from the same people they pay, causing them to did themselves deeper and deeper into debt. And they are forced to breath the cancerous air, just as the Russians were forced to endure the terror. Russia experienced communism in a horrible way: ...
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2,094 wordsStalin Stalin (1879 - 1953) Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili was born on December 21, 1879, in the village of Gori, Georgia. He was born to Vissarion and Yekaterina Dzhugashvili. His father Vissarion, was an unsuccessful cobbler who drank heavily and beat him savagely. When Iosif was 7, he caught smallpox, which scarred him for life, and then he came down with septicemia, which left his left arm slightly crippled for life. He lived in the 1920 s a normal life, surrounded by many relatives who s...
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