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  1. "Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything."-Joseph Stalin

  2. Basic Facts Leader of Soviet Union “Stalin” means “Man of Steel” Introduced Five Year Plans. These “helped” industry in Russia.

  3. Birth • December 21, 1879 in Gori, Russia • Birth name was IosifVissarionovichDjugashvili • Mother: peasant Father: cobbler. Both were illiterate • Smallpox when he was six.

  4. Childhood/Education • Beat by father. • Attended religious school. • Went to Orthodox church. • Bright student. • Received scholarship at Tbilisi (in Georgian Republic) • Turned to Lenin’s ideology after going to a seminary

  5. After Childhood • Became active revolutionist • Arrested eight times. Escaped seven • Adopted “Stalin” while in prison • Stalin joined up with Lenin

  6. Bolshevik Revolution • Started after WWI • Invaded and took over the Russian Government • Lenin was made Government leader • Rose to power during Bolshevik revolution.

  7. Communism • Stalin’s form of government • The Spread

  8. In Power Actions Killed people he thought could possibly threaten his power He started the Great Purge Responsible for 40 million deaths

  9. Five Year Plans Introduced Five Year Plans. These “helped” industry in Russia. 1928 Required higher production rates Pay raise

  10. World War II • August 23rd 1939 • German Betrayal • Alliance with the Allies

  11. Cold War • The Soviets Union and the USA • Started in 1946

  12. Death • He died before a purge. • Died after WWII. • Suffered brain hemorrhage.

  13. After Death • Stalinism • Collapse of Communism

  14. Credits Matthew Biaglow Matthew Biaglow Matthew Biaglow Matthew Biaglow Matthew Biaglow Matthew Biaglow Matthew Biaglow Matthew Biaglow Nick Athitakis Nikki Miller NICK ATHITAKIS And Nikki Miller

  15. Works Cited AbhijitNaik. Buzzle. n.p., n.d. Web. 6 January 2012 David W. Koeller. Then Again. n.p.,n.d. Web. 6 January 2012. eNotes. n.p., n.d. Web. 6 January 2012. "Five Year Plan." Spartacus Educational. Spartacus Educational, n.d. Web. 10 January 2012 History Learning Site. n.p., n.d. Web. January 2012. Jewish Virtual Library. The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise. n.d.Web. 6 January 2012.“Stalin, Joseph.” World Book Encyclopedia. Encyclopedia So-Sz, 2008. Print. 6 January 2012.