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Josef Stalin

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Josef Stalin (1879-1953)


Josef Stalin was a cruel dictator from the Soviet Union.  Some of his major accomplishments during his reign of power were the making of Gulags, his deal with Hitler and the complete takeover of the Soviet Union.  He died on March 5, 1953 at the age of 74 in Moscow of a brain hemmorage.  After his death, many leaders argued over who would take over the Soviet empire. For many years this battle for power raged on and on, until the Soviet Union collapsed. There was really no ruler after Stalins' death.




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Stalin's Childhood 


He was born on December 18, 1878 in Gori, Georgia, of the Russian Empire. When Stalin was a child, he caught smallpox, then recovered, but this left him with many pox marks on his face.  During his childhood he broke his arm several times.  There are reports that one arm was shorter than the other.  Later in his life his mom sent him to study to become a priest.  He never finished his studies and instead started  illegal activities, like giving out illegal literature. Some say his harsh spirit was created due to severe beatings from his father. 



Josef Stalin as a kid.


Stalin's Accomplishments


The Gulags 

One of Stalin's accomplishments where the Gulags, places that were similar to concentration camps in WWII. People were often sent to do work labor and killed on the spot. Seventy percent of the time, the people were arrested for something they did not do. Many times he would send his troops into a city, and if the people were not happy to see him, they were killed. He would often have people arrested for no reason just because he needed more people to work in the Gulags.  Most of the time you died of exhaustion, not from being shot and killed.



War had a drastic effect on the Russian economy; industrial output in 1922 was 13% of the output in 1914.  Luckily, a new economic plan went in to effect and the economy recovered.  Stalin soon replaced it with "Five-Year Plans" in the late 1920s.  The plans were going to quickly industrialize the Soviet Union and control agriculture.  The way Stalin financed these plans was to cut back the pay of his citizens.  In turn, workers pay dropped about 10% in 1933 compared to 1926.  They also started using unpaid labor of both common and political prisoners in labor camps.  Regardless of early failures, two of the plans worked.   Some historians  agree that the economy in the Soviet Union grew under Stalin's reign.  It is also said that these plans modernized the Soviet Union.


Josef Stalin.


 Josef Stalin's Interest


Although Josef Stalin was an evil dictator, he did have a soft side for folk music.  His favorite folk instrument was the Domra. The Domra is a triangular instrument that is similar to the guitar, but is played with the bare hands.


Comments (20)

Anonymous said

at 7:13 pm on Mar 13, 2007

Chris, Austin we need some info bad! Oh... who added the nice info about the gulags? It was great, but it was in the wrong spot.


Anonymous said

at 7:14 am on Mar 16, 2007

We have egood pictures, but we need more content.

Anonymous said

at 7:02 am on Mar 23, 2007

You have above average content and almost no convention errors. I think you could have more links though.

P.S The bubble share was off the chain!!!!

Anonymous said

at 7:06 am on Mar 23, 2007

You guys did pretty good. Although I think you could have used a bit more content, and the pictures arent very good. But I think that I could use this as a pretty reliable source. You guys did pretty good and I think you deserve maybe a high B. Great job.

Anonymous said

at 7:26 am on Mar 23, 2007

I am with Melissa this a little bit weak because you do not have much content

Anonymous said

at 7:29 am on Mar 23, 2007

I liked the detail you added but I agree with Greg. Maybe a little more links will make your page better.Overall I believe your page was great. Erin F

Anonymous said

at 7:32 am on Mar 23, 2007

You had some good content, but you could have added a bit more. You also could have added some more links to other web sites. Try adding other pictures other than his face. Other than that it was a good page!

Anonymous said

at 7:39 am on Mar 23, 2007

I also agree with Melissa. some of the things that you added were not really related to Russia. For example you didn't need to include the thing about his intrests.

Anonymous said

at 7:53 am on Mar 23, 2007

You guys have a good amount of content and it's all accurate, but you could add a few more links. I'm also not so sure I like your bubbleshare, it's basicly all pictures of him,maybe you could connect something else to him like Russia. In the end you did have good content.

Anonymous said

at 8:22 am on Mar 23, 2007

I think you guys did an average job on your page comapred to some of the other groups. The bad news that I saw in your wiki page was that, you guys did not have a an exceding amount of info, but merely an average amount. You had few links, but I liked the variety of choices. Some good news is that the pictures were accurate and informal.

Anonymous said

at 8:29 am on Mar 23, 2007

I am not sure that I want to go and learn more about this topic. Your info was short and did not catch attention. The pictures no offense were very badly formated. Althorg info was short it was very accurate. The links went to a varity of sources instead of just one place. I really like the table of contents.

Anonymous said

at 8:39 am on Mar 23, 2007

You guys did a pretty average job. You could use more content and a couple more links. You did a good job with where you linked your page to-lots of diferent web pages. Over all you did an average job for me and you really need more content.

Anonymous said

at 8:41 am on Mar 23, 2007

Hey Guys, Overall, I think I agree with several of the comments made here: The information that you have here is solid, but there could have been more content. Stalin is definitely a guy that could/should have been easy to find information on.

I disagree with Ham when he says that the pictures were badly formatted. I actually think that the formatting of your page was pretty solid. Again...what you had was solid, but it left me wanting more....

Mr. F

Anonymous said

at 10:35 am on Mar 23, 2007

I notice you had really good detail with elabortion after each deatil. An issue is that u should add more links and picture. This is really easy to read. I would give this a 92.

Anonymous said

at 10:48 am on Mar 23, 2007

You guys did a nice job. But the table of contents is a bit messed up and in the wrong place. You guys might of wanted to added in some more links. Your content is a reasnable amount very good on that. On your interest section you should added some more information or if you couldent you should of just taken it out. But otherwise you guys did a pretty good job.

Anonymous said

at 10:51 am on Mar 23, 2007

you did good with the dates and times but u probobablly need more content.

Anonymous said

at 11:25 am on Mar 23, 2007

i dont understand why the table of context is under the first Pha. but in the bubble share i liked how you guys added a tfk article in there=D it grabed me!!

Anonymous said

at 11:30 am on Mar 23, 2007

i like how u put the pix and the bubbleshares in there, they really caught my attention and they were interesting! I dont know about like the content, mayeb u could have added more in there, but overall i think u guys did a pretty good job on this page! I would give it about an 80. =) --Erin M.

Anonymous said

at 11:31 am on Mar 23, 2007

Malcolm H. This wiki page gets a two because the formatting was wrong and the information was short and confusing. You guys and girls need to do alot more work to geta better score.

Anonymous said

at 11:36 am on Mar 23, 2007

sorry guys i wanted to add one more thing to my comment, i also thought that u could have used more links becuz by the looks of it, u dont have any except for the titles. So that is ALSO y im giving u an 80%.
--Erin M.

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