29 Burst results for "Joseph Stalin"
The Chinese Cultural Revolution
"Chinese cultural revolution has roots back to the late fifties in early nineteen sixties from nineteen sixty six to nineteen seventy six with the encouragement and supporter and support of the leader of china. Many young people rose up in an effort to purge the nation of the four olds old customs old culture old habits and old ideas the cultural revolution or also known as the great proletarian coach. Revolution would have a far-reaching and ruinous impact on china. After driving the chinese nationalist government or the combing dong from china. The chinese communist party or ccp establish itself is the leading and ruling organization of the people's republic of china on october first nineteen forty-nine majdan declared the creation of the people's republic of china from the ccp's beginning it had relied on and sought financial and political support from the soviet union. Joseph stalin the soviet union's leader had helped mao become the leader of the while mile faithfully followed stalin. Their personal relationship was not always cozy. Mile was always a little jealous and resentful toward stalin. Mao felt he paid his communist. Do's and he believed he was the more proven revolutionary. When you consider the number of people in china at that time that he pulled or forced into the communist nearly a quarter of the world's population then mile had a point when joseph stalin died in eighteen fifty three mile was eager to claim the leadership role of the socialist camp.
This Is Why Marxists and Communists Are so Addicted to Language
"In his book, double Talk the Language of Communism, Harry Hodgkinson wrote again from American Marxism quote. Language was two marks. The direct reality of thought. Ideas do not exist, divorced from it. Language was to mark the direct reality of thought. In other words, you can mold thought you can mold reality. He said. Ideas do not exist, divorced from it. Other words, propaganda and for Joseph Stalin. The reality of thought manifests itself in language, he said. Words are tools as well as weapons, each fashion for a precise function. The language of communism. It's not so much a means of explaining to an unbeliever what Communism means. But an armory of weapons and tools intended to produce Supporter dissolve opposition to communist policies. The part of people either hostile or indifferent to them. This is why They always steal the language. And changed the nomenclature. The meaning of a Communist word is not what you think, it says, but what effect it is intended to produce. And the impact it is to have on you.
The New York Times Covered for Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin
"So here you have. The, uh, the managing editor. In the Berlin office with the rise of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler. Basically promoting Hitler and covering up his atrocities. At around the same time you have Walter Duranty, the so called iconic Moscow reporter Uh, being bribed by Stalin getting the best foods getting car service, even women they believe. And, uh, Covering up for Stalin. Including the slaughter of Ukrainians and 32 33. So here we have The New York Times Just take a picture. In the 19 thirties. Covering up for Hitler and covering up for Stalin. Covering up for Hitler. And covering up for Stalin. In the Washington Post wasn't much better. You have a reason. The reason to despise these corporations. You would think that a corporation That has as its business journalism. And then uses that under the First Amendment of the Constitution. To not only destroyed journalism. But to in essence, be a propaganda of sorts. Propagandist of sorts. For the Hitler regime by its silence. For the Stalin regime by its cover up. We go out of business, People would say I can't trust that corporation. Being The New York Times and you can't trust that corporation being The New York Times and The Washington Post wasn't much better.
Only in Hollywood
"There's a soviet film from nineteen seventy five called hedgehog in the fog. It's only ten minutes long. It's been called the best animated film of all time for the You're at your committee. Runco she said. I know surgeries now truly. Actually russian animation is a kind of an art. Form the cartoons. They're they're made without the restrictions that your typical american cartoons are like they don't have to be twenty six minutes long space for commercials didn't have to have these continuation of a story. Once the episode this over backing the soviet russia the cartoons were made purely as a way to sort of entertain the kids of course but also as a kind of as kind of arts. They were only as long as they needed to be. The only told the story the way it ought to be told without anything else. And i think people who have seen them. They would easily agree with my statements. It's really something to be seen in may of nineteen twenty eight. Mickey mouse was introduced by walt disney within a few years. Disney animation's were so popular that they're being shown around the world including at a film festival in moscow in nineteen thirty three soviet viewers including joseph stalin fell in love the slogan. Give us a soviet. Mickey mouse became popular and three years later in nineteen thirty six the animation studio so use multiple opened in moscow. A version of it still exists today and many of the films are admired for their sophistication and lack violence as one director. Put it in our films. There's always been less aggression. We stake darla not on action but on psychology humor and a dialogue with the viewer. It came out of the tradition of russian folktales hedgehog in the fog follows a worried seeming hedgehog who gets lost in a thick fog. He surprised by all the animals. He encounters who he writes a fish even by the end when he safe. It doesn't feel like a happy ending definitely not a disney ending in the final frames. The hedgehog is still anxious
"joseph stalin" Discussed on This American President
"They set up their own secret reading societies and they assiduously read forbidden texts among them. Darwin marks and i would add russian literature russian novels and other critical tax. Which gave him a kind of humanistic. That is this. World centered education and through reading people. Like darwin and marx. They eventually abandoned religion which was represented by these Rather authoritarian dogmatic clerics who ran the seminary and they turned to a kind of association with what i would call the russian intelligentsia the the radical opposition to czar ism and they went to organize workers to work in the underground political underground and tried to make a revolution. And it's very interesting because when he left seminary You noted that he was a meteorologist for a little. While which i thought was very interesting because the only job he ever got paid for writing was he worked in an observatory and did meteorology right. But what what. What is happening to him was he was reading these texts. Let's say marks so mark's you couldn't get march that easily But they would sign the book in a secret bookstore or from a library somehow and they would copy it very carefully. Overnight and then distributed among themselves and march is a powerful powerful thinker. Marcus work basically was about. I was an analysis of capitalism and many people had when stalin was young thought well russia can avoid capitalism. We can create our own future. Maybe a liberal future may be a peasant socialism or some kind but reading marks People young men like stalin became convinced. That no no you know. Russia has to follow the same path as best we have to go through that crucible of capitalism and then come out the other end and make something called socialism or communism or whatever So you say in the book quote his dominant. Emotion appears to be resentment. The sense that he was of what justly should have been his wall others had more than they deserve. So what did he believe. He was deprived of an. How did he think marxism would.
XRVision firm claims Antifa infiltrated protesters who stormed The capitol
"Apparently facial recognition facial recognition for also claimed antifa infiltrated trump protesters boy. A retired military officer told the washington times that the firm x. our vision used it software to do facial recognition protesters and matched to philadelphia antifa members to two men inside the senate source provided the photo match To the times should have also sent that to the post. Of course post wouldn't do anything with it right. so why would you boyce time one. Has it tattooed that indicates. He's a stalinist sympathiser there. That sounds like your typical trump supporter. Didn't it oh totally right. You'll love trump and you'll love joseph stalin. I mean who among us jeffey woods. oh among us antifa promotes anarchy through violence. And watch the end of america in favor of a stolen estate normal no more. Usa at all is one of their protest chants x. our vision has also identified another man. Who while not known to have antifa links. Is someone who shows up at climate and black lives matter protests in the west so it definitely had people there
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Matt D’Elia Is Confused
"That was so cute. So, kidnap -able this never would've happened. What were you thinking of a kid? So cute. The logic. fucking logic. Speaking of logic I got one more Play this guy's ship before to Dave Dow. Dave Dobbin. Myer. Because there's this whole thing now where because trump has been for months book and for Shit Against Joe Biden. which it's hard to believe. That there isn't anything in his forty seven year career that can really stick. For the trump campaign to against. They tried the burris machine they tried with hunter, they couldn't try with his. Accusations of. Sexual misconduct because trump has. Thirty and thousand times more accusations of that Shit. So the the kind of ended up nothing. Except the socialist communist argument which is fucking. Ludicrous. Because look at Joe Biden listening to Joe Biden. But now 'cause I, got nothing and they're desperate they're sliding back in the polls. To bring back up the Hillary Clinton Shit. As if she has anything to do with this twenty twenty election. But what a surprise, all the fucking toadies all the please. Toward. please. And trump's been tweeting crazy, ass mother fuckers to so these mother is GonNa Chance. So all the please. Don't have. tweet. Are fucking churn and shit out some Anti Hillary should. To make their fucking dear leader happy. Pure cult, of personality shit. Peer Stalin ship. Anyway. Here's what David Meyer had to say now that Hillary's backup in the news, which is just I take a second here and talk about how fucking stupid that is. She's a citizen and was running for president four years ago. Another trump campaign is trying. To smear her because they can't smear Biden. And wouldn't you know it motherfuckers like radical right wing activist, David, Dobbin Myer? Are laughing at the fuck up. For for fucking peso reasons. So. Here's here's Mr Fucking Days of love is discipline.
Referendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036
"The Kremlin said Russians had shown how much they trusted. President Vladimir Putin with a nationwide vote that gave him the right to run for two more times while people wondered on Thursday whether he really would stay on another sixteen years, announcing final results of the week long votes, officials said nearly seventy eight percent of voters had backed changes to the constitution, allowing Putin who's fourth term as president ends in twenty, twenty, four to run for two more back to back six year terms. This means the sixty seven year old former KGB officer, who has ruled Russia, over two decades as either. Either President or prime. Minister could be in power until he's eighty. Three go loss say non governmental organization that monitors elections said it had recorded numerous irregularities during the vote, including ballot, stuffing and widespread cases of employers, forcing staff to cost a ballot already the longest serving leader in modern Russian history since Joseph Stalin Putin has said he has yet to decide on his political future, but wanted officials to avoid getting distracted by the question of who one day might succeed him. Opposition activists have called the vote illegitimate and said it was designed to legalize a Putin presidency for life. Only, one of Russia's eighty-five regions, remote nenets was recorded as having voted against the constitutional changes amid discontent there over a plan to merge it with another region.
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Blind History
"Separatist crazy because he thought he could take over from way stolen was, but from his grave, it was absolutely chaos and Chris finally took over and started that these storm as Asian process well. May Have done a destalinisation, but when Brezhnev came in, he started a restart nuys, ation, and even today you know Putin is loathe to criticize Stalin. There are obviously things that are now indisputable about just how? Much of terror. He was that they dig him up. The name moved him because he was originally in the mausoleum with Lennon and eventually just put him next to the wool under a little best, and his legacy is very much like his actual visage puck mocked and difficult to interpret entirely. We don't know much about his personality. Because he was a political creature, but he beloved his friends, he liked having his friends around. He set me seems to have been affectionate with his daughter. We know about his scruffy appearance in the kind of clothing he used to wear. The apparently had a very soft voice and rid furiously at like a library of twenty thousand books. I could read five hundred pages a day or something crazy like that. Yeah, and he publicly condemned things like anti Semitism, and didn't necessarily like the idea of discrimination, although he practiced that in various ways, shapes and forms as a dictator, and ultimately his legacy has to be seen as one of just immense power accumulation, and no respect whatsoever for the individual. It was all about what could collectively be done. He sold people as units within a massive machine and. And didn't care how many of those units had to be. Either lost in war executed for disagreeing with him and I think overwhelmingly totalitarianism has had its purest expression in the character of Joseph Stalin. The on Gareth that he needed a forum and he had.
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Blind History
"Could you position installing start to feel it, but I think the timing was incredible because Lennon started I think he had three strokes, and you'd really had his first stroke and linens wafts started to speak out against Arslan. And installing phoned her and colder syphilitic whole a to. The phone. And Linen heard about this, and they basically said to him. Look if you do not apologize and make things clear. I think it's the end of the line between you and me and the next day he basically at the worst stroke, and died just off of it and I think stolen spent a bit of Tom. Making Shea squashed that discussion, it's famously been recorded that Stalin and crew Skyer who is linens? Wife were not best of friends, and she actually released a whole lot of linens letters, which purport to say that Stalin is not a great guys got bad manners to coast. He's too rough. He's vulgar. He's rude and that he shouldn't lead. But a lot of people say that she might have written these letters I think in the end they have lost and unfortunately. If you didn't have a good relationship with Stalin, you're dead and nothing gets. You ended up like that, so he took over then often linen, but it was by no means an easy job because he had to make alliances with some dodgy people, and then break those alliances later on ultimately with the goal of establishing himself at the center of things he was not interested in. You know a communal decision making body. He wanted to make the. You're one hundred percent. A dictators, what is the was and I think it was quite easy. Because Trotsky was looking at the mocks collective in the whole world, it started with sanctity supporters. Look, we're looking at. It decided union and say he got strong. Support Trotsky didn't get the support that he thought he would get him in Lenin's wife Tipper Party and try to go against Stalin. And that was the ultimate demise of Trotsky. He was sent into exile later on Stalin Sin Somebody to met him with. Another famous death but I do WANNA breeze quickly through the years before World War Two, because that's what's stunning, really came to aggregate immense power around himself, but he went through a number of crises I mean the one that's most well known as that feminine and the collectivization of farming where he murdered the cool lax and the great terror as it's cold also. Also, which was the execution of some seven hundred thousand people who we know about? There are many more that we don't know about. Their mass graves all over Russia of people who he called detractors need liberals..
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Blind History
"And by no means he to be ignored, you know I think his great biographer wrote that he was probably the single most influential person of the twentieth century and I. Don't know that that's too much of a grab, because if you look at how much was achieved by Russia during Stalin's time. Time and how much he as a single person, affected and influenced the history of the world I. Think it's fair to say that. He Sydney in the top three, and his biographers say he's number one, so let's start at the beginning. Because his his origins are quite interesting to us born in Georgia, not in Russia and he was considered more Asiatic than Russian. Of, course he later on became known and identified as a Russian man, but he had a slight Georgia accent and beginnings were very much in a religion, so he grew up in a very rough town gory, which wasn't too far from Tiffany, which is the capital of Georgia which was part of Russia at the time, and his mom was a charismatic lady, and it just happened that visa who who was? was stalled instead he was sort of caught the fund in gory for a small period of Tom they got married, and he ended up, being drank that beat Stalin and was actually incredible that he actually survived it was it was a horrible upbringing with visa that drunk, but his mom was a very strong character, and she actually locked. Men's Campanian men found a very attractive to such an extent that stolen. Sometimes mentioned that visa wasn't is dead, but the somebody else was. He's dead and he's motto also disciplined him. She's beaten, but it was more from looking off the you trying to make you a good boy and successful side of it. But Gareth. He was very very intelligent, and I think a lot of people didn't say that especially off the Stalin died during the these stolen association process, neighbors, remarkable student and very successful. He sang beautifully. He wrote reproach. Yeah, that's right he was. He got into some fights when he was much younger. He also excelled as you say academically. He displayed tenant painting drama. He wrote his own poetry as you mentioned, too. He sang a choirboy boy, but talking about that there was such a Nigga, because gory, as said was such a rough and tough. Tan and vase have caused roles, and he won a lot of roles. As much as he lost, it was a smaller, but he he was very very tough and he was a natural Lido in those very early days, he. Had some health problems I. mean he had smallpox when he was a kid lifted with facial pucks gauze, which they had to brush out of every party Posta, later on became the dictator, but at twelve years old, he was actually injured. He was hit by a carriage, and it actually caused a lifelong disability to his left arm, which prevented him from active military service. You think shortened these left on. It was quite severe newest down an APP for quite a long time. And that made a big difference. I think the fact that he was only fought for three and he had. He's sick and I think he's left foot with joined cy yet a whip foot, which the son of the Devil at that time. And you're! They were few challenges inferiority through. And then later on, because he was always on the run, and he was caught from time to time, and he got rotten teeth from being severe for so long, and so you will say lack teeth said that was another thing that he was quite embarrassed about well. We'll talk about how he ended up. In Siberia bit the Guy, he didn't have the greatest start in life..
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Blind History
"In this some for stolen by real scheme, the lyrics go. We will all rush to the talk. With the sunshine our is by the Eagles Solo flight. Leader gives us the true site. Top is reached by climbing the mountain of millions of buddies. Sunshine is the promise of nuclear war. And the flight, dangerous social engineering experiments, which spread poverty and misery all over the world. The leader was Joseph Stalin. The man of steel. Russia's totalitarian dictator. Yosif.
Leon Trotsky assassination attempt - May 24, 1940
"APP on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcast. This Day in history class is a production of iheartradio. Hey y'all I'm eaves and welcome to this day in History Class. A podcast for people who could never know enough about history today is may twenty fourth twenty twenty. The Day was may twenty fourth nineteen forty Mexican artists. W fosse GAYDOS and Stalinist agent. Gula Vich along with a crew of hitmen attempted to donate Leon Trotsky Trotsky was a Soviet revolutionary and Marxist threats who was a leading figure in the Bolshevik movement under Vladimir Lenin after Lennon died in nineteen twenty four and Joseph. Stalin rose to power in the Communist Party in Soviet Union Chomsky emerged. As one of Stalin's main critics and opponents Trotsky was against the increasingly bureaucratic Soviet state and called for more democracy in the Communist Party. He thought that the Stalinist policy of socialism and one country would hinder efforts for World Revolution in Nineteen Twenty Five. Trotsky was removed from his post in the war commissariat. The next year he was dropped from the Polit Bureau and in nineteen twenty seven he and his supporters were expelled from the Communist Party. In January of Nineteen Twenty eight Trotsky was exiled to a tie and Soviet Central Asia. He lived there for a year before he his wife and their son were expelled from the Soviet Union and sent to Turkey but he continued to write and criticize Stalin as well as people who had opposed Stalin but has settled for the regime. Trotsky settled on the Turkey island of principle where he stayed for four years. He completed his autobiography and his three volume history of the Russian revolution some of his supporters volunteer to serve as his bodyguards but in nineteen three Chomsky and his family were offered asylum in France soon enough. He was no longer welcome in France either and he moved to Norway then Mexico where he had been granted asylum skis settled in Koya con area of Mexico City at the Blue House the home of painter Diego Rivera and free to Carlo and he continued to write completing the revolution betrayed in one thousand nine hundred eighty six but in a series of trials in the late. Nineteen thirties many so-called old bolsheviks were found guilty of treason and imprisoned or executed many of the defendants confessed to having plotted with Trotsky to kill Stalin and other Soviet leaders Trotsky was found guilty of treason in absentia and sentenced to death on May twenty fourth. Nineteen forty Stalinist agent. Iosif Grigorovich
Who Was Karl Marx, and What Were His Philosophies?
"With glance at Karl. Marx's curriculum vitae says a lot economist philosopher journalist sociologist political theorist historian. Add to that socialist communist in the original meaning of the word and revolutionary and. That's just a start. Karl Heinrich Marx was one of the most respected minds of the nineteenth century. His meditations on how societies work and how they should work have informed and challenged humans for more than one hundred and fifty years. Yet to the uninitiated marks may be only a bushy mugged symbol of revolution the father of communism the hater of capitalism. He's considered by many especially in the West as the man whose ideas spurred authoritarian communist regimes in Russia China and beyond that again is selling the man short. Because it's not entirely right in his book Karl Marx. A nineteenth century life author. Jonathan Sperber wrote viewed positively. Marks is a far seeing profit social and economic developments an advocate of the emancipatory transformation of state and society from a negative point. Marks is one of those most responsible for the pernicious and features of the modern world. If nothing else marks was a keen observer of the human condition he was deep finger with bold ideas about how to make life better we spoke with Lawrence Talmon who teaches a course on marks and philosophy at the University of Chicago and is the CO author of a chapter on Marx and Marxism in the rootlets. Handbook of philosophy and Relativism domine said Marx himself was first and foremost kind of scientist. He was a student of reality but he himself struggled throughout the course of his career. How exactly to put his ideas to politics. It's important to note that despite his one time lofty standing in what was then the Soviet Union marks was born in tier in the Kingdom of Prussia in eighteen eighteen. That's what's now known. As the Rheinland area of western Germany. After the failed German Revolution of Eighteen. Forty eight marks fled to London where he eventually died in eighteen eighty three. He's buried beneath a large tomb in London's highgate cemetery. Inscribed with the words workers of all lands unite but marks grew up privileged the son of well off and liberal parents in an ancient town that had been racked for decades before his birth by Warren Revolution that upheaval cultural religious and political shaped his parents and was a big part of young. Marx's upbringing later marks attended universities studying law and philosophy where he became engaged to and later married a Prussian baroness it was well studied philosophy and law that marks introduced the works of German Philosopher Yard Ville Helm Friedrich. Hegel whose ideas he used to later. Form his take on Communism Marx began a career. As journalists early twenties writing for radical newspapers in Cologne and Paris the route he consorted with other liberal minded philosophers and by his mid twenties met and collaborated with one of the major influences in his life. Friedrich Engels it was angles who convinced marks that societies working class would be the instrument to fuel revolutions and bring about a more fair and just society in eighteen forty eight the to published a pamphlet. That would be the basis for a new political movement. The communist manifesto in eighteen eighty three after Marx's death engels summed up the main idea in the communist manifesto like this quote that economic production and the structure of society of every stoorikhel epoch necessarily arising therefrom constitute the foundation for the political and intellectual history of that epoch the consequently ever since the dissolution of the primeval communal ownership of land. All history has been a history of class struggles of struggles between exploited and exploiting between dominated and dominating classes at various stages of social evolution. That this struggle however has now reached a stage where the exploited and oppressed class. The proletariat can no longer emancipate itself from the class which exploits and oppresses it. The bourgeoisie without at the same time forever. Freeing the whole of society exploitation oppression and class struggles domine explained marks was always concerned to understand the real underlying causes of social phenomenon the events and institutions that kind of shape the social world marks wanted to kind of dig down beneath the appearances and see what was really going on early on in his career. He thought that the best arena to do that in was philosophy and then as time went on he transitioned more into the social sciences. What's most important about marks is that he very much had a kind of engineering mentality about society he wanted to know. What makes it work? And how if we want to change it do we change it. What are the levers that we have to pull? Marx's eighteen forty seven economics work capital a critique of political economy a takedown of capitalism that decried the exploitation of the working class crystallized debate one that continues today between the West's ruling social and economic theory capitalism and Marx's idea of communism too many. It's a fight that hits rich versus poor bourgeoisie versus proletariate ruling class versus workers. And it's even more than that to those who debate it. It's right versus wrong. An argument about the best path to a perfect society. But that of course is very simplistic and doesn't get Marx's thinking right the Allman said above all else the association the people have with marks is that he some Utopian Pie in the sky dreaming a perfect world that is free of all the nastiness we live in now really that couldn't be further from the truth. Marks had a kind of engineering mindset. He was probably of all the major figures in the history of political thought the most practical the most realistic he was the most concerned with what is really possible. In the real world what marks to find as communism boiled down society that produces goods only for human need not for profit and in which there is no master slave royalty peasants owner worker relationship and therefore no need to overthrow. Anybody certainly clashes with the materialism of capitalism. But it's a long way from what many today see is communism to after the Russian revolution of nineteen seventeen and later under Joseph Stalin's reign some of Marx's ideas along with those of Ladimir Lennon were used to build a new empire. Millions were killed along the way similarly millions died in China under the rule of Mao. Zedong's Communist Party domine acknowledged. It's hard to even talk about what marks out of communism without dragging in all the weight from Soviet Russia and Communist China and obviously a lot of people hold marks responsible for that or -tarian rules like Stalin's and malls were not what Marx had in. Mind it's important to note too. That Marx did not hate capitalism. He actually saw some virtue in the system. He saw it as a necessary precursor to communism and he envisioned some of the technological challenges automation unseating workers for example. That are true today. Domine explained marks was very impressed with the kind of progressive character of capitalism by forcing people from all different walks of life into the same workplaces capitalism. Kind of breaks down. The old divides between communities and so things like race and gender religion. Divide people less. The more people are forced to see each other as equals in the workplace. Marks recognized marveled at the economical and technical growth the capitalism begets and saw it as an improvement from previous societies. Later in life. Domin says mark suggested that a growth capitalism might be a way to move toward communism instead of all out revolution but he still saw communism with no master slave dynamic as the end goal in that way and in others. Marx's idea of communism was far from the atrocities that have been committed in the name of communism elsewhere and his ideas are still perhaps strangely many a beacon and a search for a better way of life in that this practical and deep thinker of the nineteenth century still has relevance in today's world. Dahlman said marks was so committed to giving a kind of rational criticism of everything not just the enemy but to himself in everything he was willing to criticize the old modes of life and show how capitalism kind of improved on them but he was also willing to criticize capitalism and show how we could foresee improvement coming in the future. That is still hopeful vision.
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Secret Societies
"When looking at individuals who changed the course of history for either good or bad. Joseph Stalin is high on the list a Georgian peasant and bandit who not only helped overthrow a three hundred year old dynasty but turned a young nation into one of the most powerful countries in the world. Hitler will always have the notoriety of murdering six million plus during the Holocaust but under Stalin's regime an estimated nine million were killed either because of the famines or the various purges of political dissidents. How did a man whose mother wished him to be a priest? Become one of the most ruthless dictators in history. A man who once wanted to help the poor and so- Marxism as the path to equality for that. We must journey to the Caucasus region of the Russian Empire to the Georgian town of Gory. Gory was a small town known for its lawlessness with an ethnic mix of Georgians Armenians Russians and Jews. The town roughly seven thousand was chaotic and violent brawls in the streets were a regular occurrence if a young man wanted to survive into adulthood. He had to be able to hold his own in a fight. It is in this veritable tombstone of the Russian Empire where Yosef Bizarre Unit which you casually was born in eighteen seventy eight. Before he was known to history as Stalin he was called So-so by friends and comrades the only surviving son of his family so so was torn between two DESTINIES HIS ALCOHOLIC FATHER. Vissarion wanted him to follow in his footsteps and become a cobbler. His mother Ekaterina wanted him to get an education and become more than just a laborer. Ekaterina one out so so was an exceptionally gifted student. Always ranking in the top ten in his class but he brought the rough and tumble streets of gory into the classroom. He quickly developed a habit of challenging authority challenge. He would continue until he himself was the authority so so wasn't just naturally intelligent. He worked for it. He felt the need to prove himself better than the rest. Besides carrying the tarnish name of his drunken father so's early life was riddled with health problems. He suffered from smallpox. That left his face scarred forever. When he was around eleven he was struck by a carriage that gave him a limp. He carried for the rest of his life and on top of all of that one of his arms was shorter than the other so so was determined to be more than just a walking defect. He was going to be the one who dictated how others saw him as a child. So witnessed the might of Imperial Authority through the hangings of local bandits when he was about thirteen. He and his friends were told by their Russian Orthodox teachers that the three men at the gallows had stolen a cow and murdered a police officer while trying to escape but looking up at the dirty men in chains and nooses waiting for the trap door to drop so so didn't see hardened criminals. Instead he saw peasants trying to survive oppressive landlord. He and his family could be forced into the same position any day. In SOS is the hanging was merely a way for imperial Russia to flex its might over. Poverty stricken Georgia this defining moment. Did three things. It instilled in him a hatred for Czarist Russia. It desensitized him from death and it made is caused champion so so's mother had always wanted him to become a priest. This seemed like a good avenue to help the poor so at the age of sixteen he left for seminary school in the city of tiff. Lewis fifty miles to the southeast up the seminary. His outlook on life changed forever. But not in the way he expected after joining a secret club that studied banned books discovered the works of China Chef Ski Ski Victor Hugo and Karl Marx Reading dos copy tall opened. Sos is to socialism. This was what he was looking for all along away for the poor to triumph over the oppressive Russian government as he embraced his new radical beliefs so became even more disobedient toward the schools. Priests this put him directly in the crosshairs of Father Abashed. It's the priest was determined to confiscate any and all band material from the students to that end he rated so SOS rooms and investigated. His whereabouts Sosa was forced to look over his shoulder. Constantly fear he would carry with them into adulthood when he was forced to leave seminary school in April. Eighteen ninety nine due to falling grades not to mention father a bashes crusade against him so saw it as a blessing. Being a priest wasn't his destiny. Marxism was as a young man. His view on Marxism was a such. The Revolutionary Proletariat is destined by history to liberate mankind. And bring the world. Happiness Marxism is the masses whose liberation is the catalyst for freedom of the individual. Stalin understood that in order to achieve revolution. Blood was going be spilled and having grown up on the dangerous streets of gory. He was the man for the job. So was a natural leader in late eighteen. Ninety-nine the twenty year old organized his first labor strike in tiff Lewis. Not only was it his first but it was one of Georgia's first major strikes in history after that. So so was hooked. He soon joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party or R S D L P thanks to his streetfighter childhood so so advocated for a more militant approach to demonstrating this propensity for violence quickly made him a target for Russia's secret police. The Okinawa would constantly be a thorn in Stalin side throughout his revolutionary days. Though they managed to arrest him several times he had a tendency to escape once he was free it was back to demonstrating the pattern. Continued all the way until nineteen o three when a schism suddenly tore through the IRS DE L. P. On one side were. The mensheviks led by Julius Martagov on the other were the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin. The dispute was technically about party membership. The mensheviks preferred a larger more loosely organized base of supporters while the Bolsheviks believed only dedicated. Fulltime activists could claim party membership but the real issue was deeper than that linen described it as a fight between soft and hard gradual progressive change and radical revolution. You can guess which side the young Stalin fell on at the time Lennon was one of the leading. Marxist revolutionaries in Europe so so didn't just read Lenin's radical works. He idolized him. And once he joined the Bolsheviks he was ready to prove his worth in January nineteen o five a mass protests against czar. Nicholas the second sparked a violent revolution across Russia. So so new. It was his time to shine you organized Bolshevik battle squads in Georgia clashing with police throughout the region to finance his operations. He engaged in protection rackets for wealthy oil barons so so embraced his role. As both gangster and revolutionary as czar orchestrated pogroms against the Jews Armenians and Tars so-so responded with coordinated attacks against the imperialists chose bloodletting drew the ire of the more moderate mensheviks that dominated Georgia. But it gave him cloud amongst the Bolsheviks that cloud eventually led to him being chosen as a delegate to the IRS DLP conference in Finland in December nineteen o five because these gatherings were illegal in Russia. The party was forced to meet abroad and generally in secret. At twenty seven years old Sosa was going to leave Russia for the first time in his life. More importantly though he was finally going to meet his Vladimir Lenin so's reaction upon seeing Lennon was one of complete shock as he put it. Lenin was the most ordinary man below average height in no way different from ordinary mortals yet. Despite Lennon's ordinary features his personality and mind were enigmatic and that was what fascinated his young devotee however so-so wasn't above disagreeing with his hero for example he vehemently disagreed with Lenin regarding the newly created State Duma. The Duma was czar. Nicholas's concession towards the revolution a legislative body that was supposed to represent the People Lennon wanted the Bolsheviks to participate so so however didn't think the Duma went far enough. He thought the exercise was pointless. He didn't trust Nicholas to keep his word and give the legislature any real power so so wasn't wrong in fact. The conference in Finland was cut short by reports of imperial violence back in Russia. It would be another four months before so so and line and Matt again and in that time so so added a new element to his fundraising strategy bank. Robbing he converted his battle squads into a gang of thieves. This got Lennon's attention. It's believed that during their second meeting in April nineteen o six Lennon gave so so his blessing to continue with the bank robberies as historian Simon. Seeburg Monta fury notes. This was the first time that Lennon observed Stalin's value as a ruthless underground operator. It isn't hard to imagine a sense of pride and getting such an order from his political hero returning to Georgia so so amped up his bank robberies within a few short months he added piracy on the Black Sea to his roster of activities as he understood it his role was to help fund the Marxist Revolution by whatever means necessary between the violence that came with the nineteen o five revolution and dangerous robberies that followed so's outlook on human life and death seems to have darkened when he heard about the death of one of his men he allegedly said.
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Secret Societies
"Welcome to dictators apart cast original. I'm Richard and I'm kate on this show. We're going deep into the minds of some of history's most hated despots. For our first six episodes were exploring the lives of World War. Two's major dictators Benito Mussolini Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. You can find all episodes of dictators. And all other podcasts originals. For free on spotify to stream dictators for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type dictators in the search bar at podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at Parkas network? And if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening. It really does help today. Were diving into the rise of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin from his humble yet consequential beginnings in Georgia to his rise in the ranks of the Bolshevik party. Finally we'll explore his feud with Leon Trotsky the rival who stood between him and total power. Next week we'll explore Stalin's time incomplete control. How his policies led to the deaths of millions. How his paranoia resulted in the murder of any and all political enemies and how victory in World War Two established a decades long Cold War with the United States.
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Dictators
"Welcome to dictators. Apar- cast original. I'm Richard and I'm kate on this show. We're going deep into the minds of some of history's most hated despots. For our our first six episodes were exploring the lives of World War. Two's major dictators Benito Mussolini Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. You can find all episodes of dictators and all other podcast originals for free on spotify to stream dictators for free on spotify. Just open the YEP and type dictators in the search bar at podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at park cast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening? It really does help. This is our second and final episode. On Joseph Stalin. Last week we explored Lord Stalin's rise from Marxist revolutionary to leader of the Soviet Union. This week we'll explore how he ruthlessly suppressed dissent at home to maintained his control and miraculously emerged from World War. Two as one of the most powerful men in the world by the beginning of nineteen twenty eight forty nine year old Joseph Stalin de facto leader of the Soviet Union at squashed his political political rivals. Common yet Zinoviev and most importantly Trotsky were either exiled from the Soviet Union or had their voices dropped to only a whisper. Spur within the government. The route from Georgia who rose up the ranks within the Bolshevik cause was now ruling with an iron fist. Now that he he was in power. Stalin began crafting. The Soviet political ideology Marxism Leninism. This specific philosophy wasn't technically around. During Ring Lennon's time he simply called himself a Marxist. It was Stalin who shape the notion of marxism-leninism though we could spend hours discussing dissing the particulars. This philosophy can be summed up in four key aspects. I A one party system. In this case the communist Communist Party would be the only political party in Russia second continued class warfare. Stalin believed that bourgeois ideals could seep seep into the cracks of Russian society. At any moment it was important to stamp it out before any problems began third dialectical materialism awesome in essence. This means pudding science logic and materialism above religion. Soviet policy was to enforce state. Atheism Awesome and root out any religion and forth an economy that is entirely run by the state. Stalin knew that the Soviet Union was way behind the times when it came to industrialization as leader. He was determined to catch up with the rest of the world. What he proposed was the first of many five five year plans and it was through these policies that are brutal off? Shoot of Marxism. Leninism would rise Stalinism. A few years before his death Lennon had enacted the new economic policy as a way to jumpstart the Soviet. Economy me it temporarily brought back free trade. In Agriculture and gave peasants private ownership of their farms with Stalin fully at the helm helm. It was time to do away with the N. E. P. in its place was the first five year plan which lasted from nineteen twenty eight to nineteen thirty to the key. Goals were rapid industrialization and agricultural collectivisation the industrialization aspect got off to a slow start art. The Soviet Union barely produced more steel or iron in nineteen twenty nine than it had in the early nineteen ten's but as time progressed first manufacturing in all areas increased exponentially the second area was collectivisation basically farms weren't operated needed by individual farmers but in groups there were two types of collective call who's which were like co-ops and soft who's which were state run like the industrial policies. This move was meant to increase production at the beginning of nineteen thirty. Three Stalin declare that the first five five year plan was a success. Oil production had nearly doubled. Steel output went from four million tons to six million tons a year. Whole cities were erected from nothing? The Turks Siberian railway had been constructed in its entirety and millions flocked walked from the countryside into urban dwellings. It's widely believed that. These numbers were inflated but Stalin had still made good on his promise he was. He's on his way to turning the USSR into a modern nation. But with the good comes the bad one of the effects acts of Lenin's new economic policy was the creation of a new class known as kulaks. These were basically peasants who owned property. The and employed one or two workers in Stalin's eyes they were essentially small. Scale capitalists and an enemy of the Soviets the collectivisation of farms was meant to end the Kulak class. kulaks were violently forced to hand over their land to the government. They weren't even allowed to participate in the new co ops instead they were either executed exiled or forced into gulags Kalinin had originally created the Gulags as labor camps for political enemies during the civil war but under Stalin's reign they were greatly expanded to to include anyone deemed an enemy of the state a term. That was liberally applied. Thanks to Stalin's collectivisation. Millions of farmers were killed in the gulags or by execution and millions more died in one of the worst famines in Russian history nineteen thirty two and one thousand nine hundred thirty three the Russian countryside of Ukraine Kazakhstan the Volga region and northern caucuses saw tidal wave of food food shortages as flocks of people made their way into the newly industrialized cities. The government demanded a higher quota of food and the remaining farmers had had a difficult time meeting it. The government had also sold off agricultural products like grain to foreign markets to help pay for Stalin's Industrial Austria projects. There was also the fact that many farmers didn't want to join a collective in Ukraine. The farmers revolted others simply drop up there plow and walked away creating a lack of labor. My nineteen thirty to the food supply ran out while grain was being held in guarded silos lows for urban consumption. The countryside was left to fend for themselves. The catastrophic result was the death of an estimated seven Million people some have claimed that Stalin purposely initiated the famine but historians. Stephen Kotkin argues that Stalin simply miscalculated aided the outcome of forced collectivisation he envisioned enormous farms producing an abundance of food. What he didn't count on was the high demand in the cities were the pushback from farmers who didn't want to collectivize Stalin's initial reaction to the famine was to blame the workers? He claimed that farmers immersed ditching their land were lazy and therefore enemies of the people and enemies of the people were either sent to Gulags or found a bullet in the back of their head behind the scenes. Stalin desperately made trade deals with other countries for aid. He returned over five five million tons of grain held in storage back to farmers but the damage was already done however despite the millions of casualties he's Stalin's still saw the first five year plan as a success. He accomplished his goals. The kulaks were virtually no more and the Soviet. LVN Union had made strides toward modernization from his foreign hideouts. Trotsky observes Stalin's rule in horror in his opinion Stalinism. Zimmer wasn't even socialism it was state run capitalism Stalin operated not with the working class but over the working class exploiting employing them like any other bourgeois leader and Trotsky made sure the world knew what he thought drodskie's inflammatory writings angered Stalin. To no end he hated that his old rival was still alive and still good with a pen even if he was in exile Trotsky still well had the power to persuade. It wasn't long before Stalin convinced himself that Trotsky was plotting a coup and that the so-called conspiracy had had members within the ranks of the Russian Communist Party this paranoia culminated in the great purge which began with the assassination of Sergei Kirov on December First Nineteen thirty four cure of was a high ranking member of the Polish bureau. As well as Chairman Woman of the Communist Party in Leningrad formerly known as Petrograd. He was an ally of Stalin's but he was gaining allies of his own on Stalin. Saw Him as a threat. It's widely believed that cure O's death was orchestrated by Stalin however Stalin blamed the opposition in for the murder response instructed the N. K. V. The Soviet secret police to round up all suspected enemies of the state this included his former allies Nikolai Bukharin. Love common you have and Grigory Zinoviev as well as anyone. Anyone who considered themselves a follower of Trotsky in August nineteen thirty six the first of the Moscow show trials began these is trials had predetermined verdicts but gave off the appearance of being fair. The first to be tried were common. You have and Zinoviev along with fourteen in others. Even though there was no actual evidence of the elaborate plot both men confessed to conspiring with Trotsky to kill L. Stalin on August twenty fifth.
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"To make his own study group dedicated to fucking shit up as well as reading the first outlet for his youthful rage would be a particularly aggressive seminary priest nickname black spot for a hideous molen his head in eighteen ninety seven dollar had. I've been caught thirteen times reading banned books and as a result blackspot launched a crusade to break up the secret reading circles. He would search boys footlockers dirty laundry. Over the Muncie grew obsessed assessed with catching Stalin. And I'M GONNA quote again from young stolen at prayers. The boys had the Bible Open on their desks and red marks plucking off the sage of Russian Marxism on their knees in the courtyard stirred a huge pile of firewood. In which Stalin Era Micheli would hide. The band works in where they would sit and read them. She'd say who's blackspot waited for this and then and sprang out to catch them but they manage to drop the books into the logs. We were locked up in the detention cell at one sitting late into the evening and darkness without food but hunger maintenance rebellious. We banged on the doors until the among brought us something to eat. Stolen grew his hair out long as an act of protest deliberately targeting blackspot when the priest demanded he cut it. Stalin thumbed his nose at the man. This prompted the priests to to crack down harder and one night. He finally succeeded in catching the reading circle in the act writing filthy jokes in a notebook. The priests leapt into the room and grabbed the journal out of Stalin's hand and Young Stalin. Stalin refused to give it up and they wound up fighting over the book. The priest one black spot march stolen back to his room and force the boys to soak their journal with Wax and light it on fire after this he continued stocking stolen catching him again. A few nights later reading forbidden books. This was enough to get a letter sent home to kick a who road to immediately to talk with her son. They had what Joseph called their first argument over this at one point told him my son. You're my only child. Don't kill me. How will you be able to defeat Emperor Nicholas the second? Leave that to those who have brothers and sisters hurt by his mother's pain and fear. Joseph a shared her that he was not a rebel called this his first lying. Yeah Yeah Yeah it was. Joseph's behavior continued to degrade and his grades finally slipped to. He was still one of the best students at the seminary but was no longer at the top top of the class seminary journals note that he declared himself. An atheist refused to pray talked in class and would not take his hat off as a sign of respect to the monks he received eleven mornings things in the space of a few days which prompted blackspot and his fellow priests to searches possessions Yeah so he's he's he's You could say the acting out at this year I mean he's being radical yeah he's he's been radicalized that he's acting out. Yeah so this this all kind of comes to a head with you. Know sort of a fight between Stalin and this monk the blackspot who is like his his like really the guy who pushes stolen stolen out of you know what might be considered a normal path in life and kind of on this revolutionary course. His head was leading them there but this is the guy that he sort of love binds all of those feelings of frustration. Up In right. It's like yeah you go to college and you read and learn and you like find these groups of people people but you don't have. Yeah this sort of like this. You like uniting figure. Yeah pushes you. Yeah even Farther Abashidze the blackspot this this this priest kind of becomes the symbol of everything. That's wrong with society right. Yeah and I'm going to quote one more time. The Book Young Stalin about sort of the last fight they have in the seminary. They sprinted back into the seminary just in time to see the Inspector Force Open Stalin's trunk and find some Forbidden Works Wchs Abashidze grabbed them and triumphantly bearing his prize up the stairs. When one of the group charged in Ram the monk almost loosening his grip on the books but blackspot held on valiantly the boys jumped on him and knocked the volumes out of his hands Stalin himself ran up seize the books and took to his heels? He was banned from visiting town and cal and his friend who had charged them. Priest was expelled yet. Ironically so-so schoolwork seemed to improve. He received very good for us for most subjects in a five for logic even now we still enjoyed his history lessons indeed. He so liked his history teacher feature the only seminary teacher. He admired that he later took the trouble to save his life. Meanwhile the blackspot had lost control of Stalin but could not restrain his own obsessive pursuit of this malcontent. They were getting closer to the breaking point. The monk crept up on him and peaked at him reading yet. Another Forbidden Book. He then pounced taking the book from him but Stalin simply wrenched it out of his hands to the amazement of the other boys ways within rent on reading it. Abashidze was shocked. Don't you know who I am. He shouted stolen rubbed his eyes and said I see the black spot and nothing else he had crossed the line. Um Yeah. Joseph was expelled in May of eighteen ninety nine. The official cause was non-appearance at exams. But this is not entirely accurate for years. Josefa claim that he'd been expelled old from Marxist propaganda his mother however claimed that he'd been taken out of school against his will by her when he caught pneumonia. But the real cost seems to be more painful than either of these the blackspot spot raise the tuition rates. Just high enough that he could no longer afford to pay for Joseph to stay enrolled in. This seems to be what forced him out of seminary interest but this it was not a great tragedy for Young Stalin. He long ago decided he was never going to become a priest. According to Sebastian Montefiore blackspot had perversely turned Stalin into an atheist Marxist exist and taught him exactly the repressive tactics surveillance spying invasion of inner life violation of feelings and Stalin's own words that he would recreate and his Soviet police state. And that cody takes us up to Stalin's adulthood. Oh what fun hood baby. Yeah a little baby Joe. Doing crimes learning lessons having Shit right having secret clubs. Yeah Seger Club Book Club eating eaten up teachers. More enemy is pre putting on his fight close but getting getting kidnapped a couple couple of times kidnapped more times than any of the other students. We've talked subjects. We've talked about. He really got kidnapped a lot. Well and I mean you you know usually get kidnapped once and that's Kinda that's that's the one Did Shit Yeah Cody. Change your opinion of our old buddy Jay install at all. I wouldn't say it's changed. I would say it's more robust. Some illuminations yeah Yeah I mean sort of every step of the way like Oh yeah that makes sense okay. He took that he took that with them. Carried that with them for a long that one stayed with them while sort of every action he took in every action taken against like. Yep All right there you go that's yeah very illuminating. cushite cushite Cool Shit Well County has convinced you to start your own. Marxist Utopia in the steps of Russia convinced me more. Yeah We're GONNA fight days. We're GONNA just going to be fight kidnapping children. I learned the opposite lesson. There are that I've learned. That can having good so it is good. This is always been a pro kidnapping pod okay. That's okay I didn't I didn't I didn't want to presume so no sophie. We're we're sponsored by the concept of kidnapping right. I mean yes sir. Number one sponsors the concept of kidnap from code do it code good excellent. Do It exclamation point x Ray Promo Code Kidnapping at the new APP kidnapper with Nowy. Take the children dot com take children DOT COM. Oh boy cody you WanNa plug you plug. Ables can't wait and so I won't do it now Yeah got a show called. Got Some more news. You can check it out on Youtube We got a twitter. My personal twitter's Dr. Patrick Cody We've PODCAST COZ Katie. Stole even more news going another podcast with Mike Katie. Stole and other Co host Robert Evans called worst year. Ever on and good. It's pretty good It's terrible in terms of The subject matter and the time in which it's recorded And Yeah our Patriot. Dot Com more news. Want to support that and I don't know what's up guys. How you doing in the Democrats are losing the impeachment as we speak because the Democrats are losers? Ah Yeah the Democrats what. Joseph Stalin wouldn't have done is taken no for an answer from Congress. But that's not a good thing in reaction maybe not something they should do so by the time. This episode comes out on Thursday because the Senate's voting on Wednesday the biggest losers a bunch of losers lost the the witness vote today. Our only hope is that the corona virus makes it into a really nice. DC Steakhouse MHM Congress a little bit like this other things that can happen. nope that don't involve that. Is it feel like I feel like that happens in this spread more. Maybe maybe it won't be contained to just a few members of Congress that we wanted to go away. NOPE nope all right. 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"joseph stalin" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Uncle's also claimed that everyone in town helped to hide him lying debate though that he'd switched schools skis this. This is a complicated young boy. A lot of stuff going on with this kid. My God is a a full childhood. I gotTA gotTa get smuggled in and also find a place to change. Change into his fighting close. After Stalin's early childhood was complex and multifaceted filled with abuse trauma but also love and an incredibly supportive community. None of the ship Bazo put him through stopped stolen from consistently excelling academically. In fact the only thing that made him Miss School for any length of time was apparently magnetic attraction to being run over by carriages. You're taking on a wild ride. UH-HUH I don't even know why I'm surprised at this point. The sentence that you said out loud talk to me about a person you cannot stop young stolen from getting hit by fucking carriages to Quote again from young Stahl please. Do the boys enjoyed playing chicken grabbing galloping carriages. Perhaps this was that stone was hurt. Well again the poor mother was mad with fear but the doctors treated him for free or Nashville was quietly paying the bills Kekis. Her son said later also called in a village quack who doubled as the local barber. The accent gave him yet. Another reason on top of his webbed foot pockmarks in rumors of bastardy for vigilance and inferiority for being different it permanently damaged his left left arm which means he could never be the Beau ideal of Georgian warrior. He later said it prevented him from dancing properly but he still managed to fight. Yeah he did so he could hit by carriage. Playing ain't chicken with his friends walks up his arm now. Joseph did not want to be a shoemaker. Which is what his dad wanted to get that far? It's probably yeah. Yeah so after. His Dad kidnapped him. He returned home and went back to school And the precent Yeah so his dad kidnaps him at a couple a couple of different points at one point like takes him into the town to go like learn to be a shoemaker and basically has to go to the priests and shiftless and force them. I'm to like make his dad give their son back to her And so so continues. His studies until eighteen ninety went on a school trip with the choir. He's hit by another runaway carrot. Sure sure yeah. The twelve year. Old Stalin's legs were shattered by the wooden wheels and he was taken to Tesla's again and spent months out of school recovering. His legs were so damaged that for the rest of his life. He walked with an Awkward Sideways Gate from this. He acquired his second. Nickname crimped So people call him pockmarked and crippled sickly and a cop and a cop. Yeah three nicknames. Yeah he was brought to tiff list. The nearby city to recover now by this point socio had moved there to work in a shoe factory and once he learned into son was in town he waited outside the hospital and yet again kidnapped stolen and hidden from his mother he hits kid gets kidnapped times. He gets hit by the wide range of fun activities. He's like twelve at this point. Of course yeah. Yeah right after he got a bunch of eighteen year olds to threaten them. Murderous Chris Teacher yes yeah bazo forcibly enrolled his son as an apprentice at the shoe factory where he worked when he tried to take Joseph back he screamed at her Baso screamed at her. You want my son to be a bishop over my dead body. He'll be educated. I'm a shoemaker. And my son will be want to check. I did not take this lying down. Eighteen hundreds Georgia was was pretty obviously a very patriarchal place father's tended to get their way but that did not happen. In this case. Biographer Stephen Kotkin writes kick a brook no compromise she. She rejected the tiffany churches authorities propose solutions that social be allowed to sing in their school choir or remaining with his father. She accepted nothing less than Sosas. Returned to gory for the start of the next we're in September eighteen ninety triumph over her husband in a deeply patriarchal society was supported by family friends. Who took the woman's side by the boy himself in the parental tug of war between becoming a priest or a cobbler so preferred school and therefore his mother? So it's like a really strange thing that she gets her way in this. Yeah stolen gets his way away in this. It's tells you what sort of person she was right right interesting. That the If Society Lake Eh that's an issue and if the DAD got his way than things would've turned out differently that might have they might might might have might have Stalin's months of absence from school. Seem to have no impact on his grades. He caught up instantly and was right back to being at the top of his class but his behavior was notably different after his second kidnapping from his father. Oh Yeah whoa weird. How that changes a person that has an impact? He started started facing regular punishment from his teachers and he organized his first protest against a school. Inspector named Butterscotch who viciously punish students for using Georgian Stalin organized a protest West which fueled by his rhetoric almost heard into a riot and this is his first like mass demonstrations. It stolen organizes in eighteen. Ninety two when Joseph was fourteen a group of three peasant bandits were captured by the police and sentenced to die by hanging because it was the eighteen nineties. The schools teachers decided the right thing to do was to take their young students out to go watch several several strangers. Die horrifically some biographers. Suspect again this. Brutality had a deep impact on Stalin's future violence but this misses the point. The condemned men had stolen stolen cow and killed a policeman. They'd spent months living in the forest attacking rich people handing out food Other peasants they were basically George Robin Hoods only not very good at it stolman. His friends sympathized with the bandits and they felt it was wrong for the priests top them. Thou shalt not kill to participate in gleefully sanctioned state murder. I mean yeah I mean yeah so. Stolen winds up like very sympathetic with these revolutionaries and kind of recognizing gradually that the like the order of his society is fucked adopt. Yeah partly as a result of this. It doesn't seem like he gains like a blood thirst for execution from this. This is more of view of society unless unlike what to do got it. Yeah now cody. You know what won't execute peasants for stealing a cow and killing a cop. I do know it's products at its products and products and services. 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"joseph stalin" Discussed on Dictators
"January Twenty First Nineteen twenty four Moscow at the Grand Bolshoi theatre the eleventh all. Russia congress of Soviets was well underway. All the most important government leaders were in attendance Gregori Zinoviev live Kanye of Nikolai Bukharin. And the imposing man from Georgia General Secretary Joseph Stalin Ellen. The conference was in the thick of discussion when they were interrupted by an urgent phone. Call it was for Stalin. He took the receiver and spoke quietly. The other leaders didn't know what the call was about but from the look on his face. It was serious when he hung up he turn to the theater of over sixteen hundred men and announced Ladimir. Lenin was dead. The crowd broke into tears and shock. Doc Stalin was STOIC but his mind was racing in the last few years. He'd made sure to position himself as Lennon's natural successor assessor. He was already the leader of the Soviet Union in all but name and soon it would be official. No one was going to stand hand in his way and if they tried. Welcome to dictators apar- cast original. I'm Richard and I'm kate on this show. Were going deep into the minds. Of some of history's freeze most hated despots. For our first six episodes were exploring the lives of World War. Two's major dictators Benito Mussolini Joseph Assists Stalin and Adolf Hitler. You can find all episodes of dictators and all other podcast originals for free on spotify to stream dictators as for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type dictators in the search bar at park cast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at par cast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening? It really does help today. Were diving into the rise of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin from his humble yet consequential beginnings in Georgia to his rise in the ranks of the Bolshevik party. Finally we'll explore his feud with Leon Trotsky Trotsky the rival who stood between him and total power next week. We'll explore Stalin's time incomplete control how his policies led to the deaths of millions how his paranoia resulted in the murder of any and all political enemies and how victory in World War Two who established a decades long Cold War with the United States.
"Welcome to dictators a new park cast original. I'm Richard and I'm kate with this series stories. We want to go deep into the minds of some of history's most hated despots. We all know about the atrocities committed by the likes of Hitler. And and Stalin in the United States were familiar with longtime American adversaries such as Fidel Castro and Kim Jong Hoon on dictators his will trace the psychological cultural and spiritual influences that transformed these individuals. Either they were born psychopathic or they were hardened by circumstance without fail each went from wanting to save their country to destroying it you. You can find all episodes of dictators and all other park has two originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream dictators for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type dictators in the search bar at podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening? It really does help for our first six episodes we're starting with a bang As we explore the lives of World War. Two's three worst dictators Benito Mussolini Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Today today we'll see how Mussalini harness disparate social elements such as socialism nationalism and future ISM to forge a new belief leave system fascism. This hateful ideology would be his chief tool in portraying himself as the ideal Italian man Dan and it would go on to inspire an even greater evil next week. We'll see how an alliance with that greater evil no not see Germany led to Mussolini's downfall. Mussolini is often thought of as Hitler's incompetent lackey his fellow fascist. Who Lost the war in Italy and died a day earlier on April twenty eighth nineteen forty-five his body hung the square and spit upon? But that is the modern perception in his time. Mussalini was considered a swashbuckling heartthrob heartthrob a master politician. He rose to power in Italy years. Before Hitler became the face of totalitarianism despite destroying civil liberties in his country and exiling thousands of Italian Jews to concentration camps Mussolini's people loved him mm-hmm and some still do. But how could the people of any time view a monster in such a romantic light and how has there's his global reputation fallen from that of the ultimate leader to the ultimate stooge in order to answer these questions. We must trace Mussalini his time as a socialist agitator in Switzerland to his years as a newspaper man to his crafty rise to prime minister. Aw Mussolini's entire life was a self defeating journey to fulfil a masculine ideal. He was born on July twenty ninth. Eighteen eighty three his father allesandro. Mussolini was his first role model. According to Spark Educational Mussalini once told a reporter after I come of peasant stock. My father was a blacksmith. He gave me strength. A young Mussalini would work the forge with his father sweat dripping sparks Sinjin. His skin researcher Andrea Son Giovanni describes the traditional image of Italian steelwork doc as a completely masculine world where the natural characteristics of man strength courage leadership honor aggression are praised to excess. Mussolini picked up on this learning to be strong to a fault to express only the most dominant reported himself. He was taught that a man worked hard that he and his father were the laboring peasantry and across the country in Rome there was was a king and a church that reaped the benefits of their labor and didn't work at all even worse. There were Austrian kings to the north who ruled old overland and people that were rightfully Italian. Young Mussalini imagine these rulers like fantasy despots almost inhuman every day at the forge. His father filled his mind with ideas about a revolution of workers just like them. Men like them mm-hmm strong workers who made up the real Italy. who would one day inherit the earth? Mussalini loved his father and he wanted nothing. Nothing more than to live up to these ideals. This belief system socialism with a little bit of nationalism would entrance and beguile him and throughout the rest of his life but as much as he admired his father he was also confused by him he talked about strengthened honor but but Mussalini gradually became aware that allesandro didn't exactly personify those things his father's main focus in life life was not on his work or his family but his mistress who we often spend money on while Mussalini his two siblings and his mother lived in a small home eating very basic meals this engendered toxic dichotomy within the young boy. He had a father telling him how to who act like a man but had no strong male role model to actually show him what that looks like and so he would spend his life trying to decide for himself. Mm Self how a man should act while nursing a selfish streak that would topple a republic because of his own father wasn't going to look out for for the young Mussolini and who would. His mother noticed growing anger inside of him in eighteen. Ninety Ninety two when Mussolini was nine she sent him to Catholic Boarding School in the hopes that the priests would be able to calm him. The opposite was true. To the Catholics were largely anti-socialists they took out their political beliefs on miscellany the son of a socialist this included withholding ending food from him and forcing him to sleep in the dog Kennel. His selfish streak deepened as he felt that truly the whole world was out out to get him at the same time. Some of the masculine ideals he had picked up from his father were being reinforced. Catholic doctrine emphasized is the differences between men and women how men were meant to be masculine leaders and Women Feminine Mothers. This idea was driven home by the simple fact that it was an all boys. School with male only teachers Mussolini's growing toxic masculinity famously boiled over one Sunday in the school yard when Mussolini stabbed a classmate in the hand and so his picture of the ideal man continued to fill out the ideal man was a strong hard worker like his dad had taught him but as he had picked up from Catholic school. Aggression was a vital a piece to the puzzle. He would never forget how the anti-socialist priests had treated him there pettiness. There need to exert control all over. A child was anything but masculine.
What Polls Show About Impeachment Views in 6 Swing States
"All right back to this New York times piece because it's it's interesting she give you a lot of help too because you know they're very much did not want to run this once they got their numbers but here we are this survey that they had conducted your time Siena college survey where they got these numbers from depicts a deeply divided electorate in these battleground states a year from the election with the president's core supporters and opponents exceptionally energized and unified it at the same time a crucial sliver of relatively moderate voters just seven percent of the electorate support the angry with out backing Mr trump's impeachment and removal from office the findings suggest that public opinion has stabilized and shifting quickly against the president elated September leaves American politics where it's been for some time deadlocked with neither side likely to face severe political cost for its position on the president I don't agree with that if they run a solid campaign if we all do what we need to do the left will pay a price particularly with their knuckle heads vying for their nomination Democrats have long feared that impeachment what alienate moderate voters but in the pivotal states of Pennsylvania Florida Michigan Wisconsin North Carolina and Arizona majority voters support the angry self described dependence back the angry fifty one to forty three percent but they do not support in actual impeachment and not removal from office support for the impeachment increase is largely consistent with recent national surveys which show registered voters backing the angry by an average of nine points over the last three weeks our margin of four points higher than the one in the time CNN poll twenty sixteen the six battleground states were about four points more favorable to Mr trump than the rest of the country was a pattern that persisted in the twenty eighteen mid term election so he's not losing any ground in the states apparently the results suggest the president continues to be stronger in the top battleground states that he is nationwide this is keeping is narrow path to reelection alive an insulating him in his party from national political opinion to an extent keep in mind the relentless ideological monopoly media in this country day in and day out pounding away on the president national surveys have been less consistent about the issue of removal if you high profile national surveys including a fox news poll criticized by the president show a majority of voters supported pitchman and removal but many surveys have not shown support for removal the problem was that whole that fox did used forty eight percent Democrats a much too big sample an NBC wallstreet journal poll for instance found that adults opposed impeachment removal by six point margin forty nine to forty three percent nearly the reverse of the fox result a fifty one to forty three percent others Marist college Quinnipiac CNN S. S. R. S. and Monmouth college also found more opposition then support for impeachment and removal the time Siena results are fairly consistent with those survey so oddly enough the fox Paul was the ALR a group that could be crucial to shifting the balance of public opinion is voters who say they support the increase but are not ready to support removing the president so this seven percent slicer respondents tends to be younger thirty three percent rating at thirty four nearly half are self identified independence and they can prove tough for Democrats to convince fifty one percent say the president's conduct is typical of most politicians perhaps suggesting they hold a jaded view of politics that would tend to minimize the seriousness of the allegations against them well perhaps there right Mr trump supporters for twenty sixteen or nearly unanimous in their opposition to removing him overall ninety four percent of respondents who said they voted for him four years ago said they oppose his impeachment and removal it's possible the trump voters who have soured on him are less likely to divulge their twenty sixteen preference to a pollster now that's wishful thinking by the New York slimes no evidence for that whatsoever trump voters are not convinced that the president's conduct was a typical for politicians in Washington only eleven percent of Mr trump's twenty sixteen supporters believe that is Ukraine related conduct is worse than the conduct of most put the politician seventy five percent say it's typical Democrats and self reported Hillary Clinton voters strongly support impeachment and removal but they're divided by ideology in levels of political engagement and of course they're not they want to remove the president because they don't like because they lost same with the media overall eighty three percent of Democrats and eighty five percent of Mrs Clinton's voters said they supported impeachment and removal from office compared with ninety three percent of Republicans who oppose yes seventy five percent a moderate and conservative Democrats say they support impeaching removing Mr trump twenty one percent are opposed very Liberal Democrats on the other hand ninety three percent are in favor of course they are they're not like I said how much of the hesitation among Democrats comes from voters who say they aren't following the news about impeachment very closely of these voters twenty one percent oppose impeaching removing Mr trump new developments could sway public opinion as well of course the more time doesn't guarantee a shift in public opinion but this is not what the Democrats are hoping for two things more time more leaks more one sided process then all of a sudden they drop all their findings on the American people great drama in the media with all their you know music in orchestras in the background celebrating at the worst president ever a racist and misogynistic corrupt disloyal on American you know all the rest of it all of a sudden the drama of witnesses coming forward if there's a line up all their ducks they learned well from Joseph Stalin but time doesn't guarantee a shift in public opinion writes the New York slimes the rapid increase in support for impeachment after policies announcements of the opening of the increase last month this clearly slowed and perhaps even ground to a halt this is why they're slowing down this in because they want the Senate to be bogged down in a trial during the general election hopefully they feel knocking off some of the Republican senators but how from the media and running against trump is an impeach president facing a trial and so forth and so on that's what they're doing this is a complete bastardization of the impeachment provision complete bastardization thank Los attention doesn't ensure that voters will reside remove the president either from voters who say they're following the impeachment news very closely oppose impeachment removal from office ninety seven percent at you ninety seven percent so the Democrats are potentially vulnerable here we have to keep telling them the miscreants and reprobate said they are for the system that they're employing for the way they are undermining a legitimate impeachment process hi cheers about this
Lyudmila Alexeyeva, ‘Grandmother’ of Russia’s Human Rights Movement, Dies at 91
"Joseph Stalin and later joined the dissident movement typing up and distributing forbidden texts and co founding Russia's oldest human rights group. She was threatened with the rest and finally ended up emigrating to the US or she wrote about the dissident movement and became an American citizen after the fall of the Soviet Union Alekseeva returned to Russia to continue her human rights work Russian President, Vladimir Putin often the. Target of criticism personally visited her with a bottle of champagne on her ninetieth birthday and honored her with a government award last year. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. This is NPR support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, working to build a culture of health that ensures everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity for health and wellbeing. More at our W J, F dot ORG. December
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Some believe it was poison slipped into his evening wine. We may never know for sure. But on that day in early March, the tyranny of Joseph Stalin was over. He died at seventy three over but not forgotten. He contributed to a legacy of tyranny that would shape the world in many ways, the red scare and McCarthyism from nineteen fifty to nineteen fifty four turn the United States upside down as people were accused of being communists. This resulted in the persecution of several individuals. It was a modern day, witch hunt. Stalin's involvement and Korea's political affairs contributed to the Korean war communism which she had helped expand spread in many nations and we can't forget about his death count. It is estimated that due to Stalin's labour camps, the great famine and his ordered execution. He's responsible for at least twenty million deaths, but historians have calculated his number of victims, meaning those not only killed, but also those exiled or deported at more like forty million. That number is unbelievable, and perhaps even overlooked. It seems that Stalin's crimes are often overshadowed by Hitler and his atrocities considering the happened around the same time overshadowed maybe, but not to be ignored Timothy Snyder in an article from the New York review posed the question who was worse Hitler stolen at the top of the article. He answers with this quote, Hitler was worse because his regime propagate. It'd the unprecedented horror of the holocaust, the attempt to a radical, an entire people on racial grounds. Yet Stalin was also worse because his regime killed far far more people, tens of millions. It was often claimed in the endless waste of the gulag in quote, it's nearly impossible to come to a conclusion because of the scope and depth of the atrocities. No answer could ever be satisfying when you're discussing so many innocent lives lost due to one man's inability to look past his nightmares of conspiracy as Stalin said, quote, I trust no one, not even myself..
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Soon after US president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, British Prime minister Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met in Crimea to discuss the state of the world post war. The three came to the agreement that after Germany's official surrender, they would divide up the nation into fours zones. Each country plus France would occupy one of those zones to establish social and economic unity. Postwar. However, all four nations knew where the power lay Germany's capital city Berlin. Whoever took control of that would have the most control over Germany at the conference. Stalin agreed to allow. Free elections in Poland, which would reflect a more democratic government. When World War Two came to a close in Europe US president, Harry s Truman who succeeded FDR after his death gave a speech announcing the good news, solemn glorious. Our. Has had live to witness this day generalizing har- informs me that the forces of Germany has surrender to the United Nations, flags of freedom, fly all over Europe. Another meeting between the three nations took place in San Francisco in April, and this resulted in plans for the creation of the United Nations which was formed in October of nineteen forty five. The goal of the United Nations to establish and maintain peace and security fight for human rights and help resolve international economic social and political conflicts. By this point, Truman and Churchill were not happy with Stalin's actions. He had broken his promise of free elections in Poland. As tensions rose American and British ties to the Soviet Union began to disintegrate. This was the start of the Cold War America's approach. For preventing stolen expansionism and hostile takeover was deemed containment. Nineteen forty eight stolen tried to take full control over Berlin with military force, stall and trap the citizens inside the city. The US responded by airlifting supplies. So Stalin decided to try and one of them again, desiring to become the world's one and only superpower in began the construction of an atom bomb to rival that of the US q.. The famous arms race after the Soviets tested their bomb in nineteen forty, nine president, Truman sanctioned the creation of an incredibly destructive atomic bomb. In response, the hydrogen bomb, this began the tents and terrifying threat of nuclear destruction. The potential for third World War living in a state of constant fear. People built bomb shelters and had plans in place in the event of nuclear war. At any moment, the decimation of the world could commence. It was an anxiety ridden time for the world and especially for Joseph Stalin by nineteen fifty three, the seventy three year olds health began to decline with his paranoia. On the rise, he rejected his doctor's orders to rest more and work less so much so that he had his doctor arrested for even suggesting it stolen surrounded himself with a tight knit group of advisers. If he got the slightest whiff of suspicion, he would have no problem removing them from their posts or worse, and he made sure they were aware of that paranoia and suspicion became Stalin's default status, and he was planning another purge similar to that which occurred in the nineteen thirties, this concerned his advisors, they may have questioned Stalin's ability to continue leading the Soviet Union. On the night of February twenty eighth nineteen fifty three stolen summoned his men, including LeBron Lavrinic Beria the head of the secret police and Nikita Khrushchev of valued member of Stalin's inner circle. They watched a movie had a meal and discussed plans for extracting confessions from suspicious individuals. They finished around five or six in the morning crew shift later recalled quote, we said goodbye to comrade Stalin and departed. A remember that when we were in the entrance hall, Stalin came out as usual to see us off. It was in a jocular mood and joked a lot. We left in good spirits. Those dinners did not always end on a happy note the next day, none of the inner circle had heard from Stalin. It wasn't until ten thirty in the evening that someone went to check on him either a guard or a maid entered his private quarters to check stolen was on the floor in his pajamas lying. In a pool of his own urine. He wasn't moving. Doctors were eventually called and they found that Stalin was unresponsive. It appeared. He had suffered a stroke, but he was still alive for now. But on March fifth, nineteen Fifty-three stone began vomiting blood from stomach hemorrhage. He died soon after what would have caused the bleeding in his stomach..
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Despot in town or near town. A man who would go down in history as the most notorious dictator to ever live Adolf Hitler. Stalin was watching Hitler at his actions closely. He used him as a model for leadership. He liked how Hitler manipulated the population and eliminated political opponents, and he saw how successfully Germany invaded Austria and Czechoslovakia acting out of fear or perhaps just being proactive stolen decided to ally with Hitler. He expected to gain territory the Baltics and half of Poland. The Soviet Union and Germany signed nonaggression pact in August of nineteen thirty nine in the summer of nineteen forty. The Nazi troops were in full swing and actively taking over Europe and Hitler got greedy. We'll return to our story in just a moment from the park cast network. And now back to the story sixty three year old. Joseph Stalin was allied with Nazi Germany in nineteen forty one towards the middle of World War Two. He. He genuinely believed that they were both fighting on the same side. There were suspicions that the Germans would invade the Soviet Union. Next by Stalin didn't consider this a real threat. They had the peace pact, but on June twenty. Second nineteen forty one German troops crossed into Russian territory. Stalin's interpreter at the time later recalled how quiet stolen became when he heard the news, he was shocked speechless. It didn't take long for Russian cities to fall under attack Stalin had spent so much time and energy purging the military of its leaders and commanders that there were not enough forces for the Soviet Union to defend itself. And then the war became especially personal for stolen German troops captured his firstborn son Yakov, who is serving in the Red Army. He was now thirty six years old. Once the Germans discovered who he was they told stolen. They would return Yaacov alive in exchange for one of their own prisoners of war. Frederick Paulo. Who's a German field marshal if stolen said, yes, he would have his son back, but what was his answer? Quote, I will not trade a martial for a Lieutenant. One theory as to why stall in didn't trade Paulos for his son was because of the damaging precedent. It might start if stolen traded a German military leader for his son. What about all the other Russian sons who were prisoners of war right at may have been easier to avoid the trade completely, which is what Stalin did as cold and calculating as it was. By this point, it seemed that Stalin's heart had become so hardened, not even the potential death of his son could soften it and it didn't on April fourteenth nineteen. Forty-three German troops shot Yaacov at the internment camp. They claim they shot him as he was trying to escape, but it's more likely that they executed him. Yakub had tried to kill himself several years earlier, but only ended up with a wound. Now, Stalin's firstborn. Son was dead and Stalin had crossed the point of no return. Meanwhile, sixteen year old, spent Lana had fallen in love with Alexia cobbler, a Jewish filmmaker more than twice her age Stalin sent cobbler to a labor camp earnings fed lawn as rage. His family was falling apart at the seams as World War Two raged on stolen, became disappointed with his troops. He said his sights on protecting one city in particular, the city named for him. Stalingrad German troops were already initiating takeover. And if they were successful, it would cut off Soviet transport to the south. Plus this was stolen city. If it fell in the hands of Hitler, it would be a loss on many levels. So Stalin had to protect it. But German bombs were coming down from the sky and tearing through buildings and monuments. There was no better time for a counter-offensive. The Soviet Union had plan codename operation, urine as the attack shocked the German troops by destroying the weaker flanks. This was a major turning point during the battle of Stalingrad something no one could have expected and overtime. This offensive began to tear down the German forces, but retreat was not an option for Hitler. So he ordered his men to remain and fight yet. There was one thing he hadn't anticipated the harsh Russian winter. To make matters worse. Nazi troops were low on food and medical supplies, which weaken their forces considerably on February second nineteen, forty-three German troops, surrendered to the Soviets Stalingrad was back in the hands of its people that battle change the course of the war..
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Historical Figures
"And now back to historical figures by nineteen fourteen thirty six year old. Joseph Stalin was rotting away in Siberian exile, doing his best to contribute to the communist cause while his comrades fought the good fight back west more and more unrest was brewing under the rule of czar nNcholas. The second the region was oppressed and suffering from extreme poverty and shocking world event would only make it worse in nineteen fourteen the terrorist group, known as the black hand arranged. The assassination of the Archduke of Hungary, Austria, France, Ferdinand czar, nNcholas, citing with the Serbian nationalists who had carried out the assassination sent Russian troops into the fight, thus began World War One. Sadly, Russian forces were ill-equipped and the ruthless German troops destroyed them four million Russian soldiers were killed or wounded in battle within a year. The soldiers who survived resented nNcholas for forcing them to fight in a war that they had felt wasn't there's many deserted. The military and began rebelling Stalin was briefly conscripted, but he was deemed unfit for service. In nineteen seventeen. It finally all came to a head the Bolsheviks revolted and took over the capital city of Saint Petersburg. Just a few days later, nNcholas abdicated the throne and provisional government was set up to rule in the interim Lennon who had been in self-imposed exile in Switzerland road back to regain his leadership of the Bolsheviks and armed conflict took place in July this time against the provisional government which quickly tried to arrest the Bolsheviks responsible. Leon Trotsky was arrested, but Lenin managed to escape by Tober though the Bolsheviks overthrew even the provisional government Lennon became the chairman of the new government and wanted to have stolen serve in his cabinet alongside Trotsky and Yaacov spared. Love Stalin was still in Siberia in exile at the time. But after a mandate that allowed all political prisoners to return home, he arrived a free man in Saint Petersburg in join Lennon's cabinet. Almost as an afterthought czar nNcholas. The second and his family were executed in July of nineteen eighteen. Stolen held in ministry of role in which he would mainly determined party membership, and he developed an intimidating strategy to separate the loyal from the disloyal said that Stalin would take important meetings on a massive barge on the vulgar river. The story goes that if Stalin couldn't be convinced of colleagues loyalty, he would have them shot and thrown into the river Stalin believed that death solves all problems. No man, no problem. Many opponents of socialism may have felt the same way. Eliminate a man causing problems for you. And the problem goes away as well in August of nineteen eighteen twenty eight year old door. Kaplan had a problem with Vladimir Lenin. Kaplan was a member of the socialist Revolutionary Party, but was furious with Lennon for banning her party from the Bolshevik movement. She shot in wounded him in a surprise attack Stalin responded to this event with a fiery letter to his comrades, urging retaliation with quote the organization of open and systematic mass terror against the bourgeoisie and its agents and quote, and so began the red terror on September first nineteen. Eighteen a bull. Chevik newspaper proclaimed quote, we will turn our hearts into steel which we will temper in the fire of suffering in the blood of fighters for freedom without mercy without sparing, we will kill. Our enemies in scores of hundreds. Let them be thousands, let them drown themselves in their own blood, but it wasn't just the threat of blood and violence seeping into the ether in nineteen nineteen thirty nine year old Stalin, married his second wife eighteen year old nudged Alleluia daughter of Georgian, revolutionary, and Stalin's, former personal assistant in March of nineteen twenty one Edessa gave birth to a son Vassily less than a year later Stalin was in for another life changing event. He became general secretary of the communist party a position that required him to build support for the party and allowed him to appoint his friends and allies for government positions around this time. Lennon checked into a hospital to have a bullet removed. The one that had been inside him since the day. He was shot by Dora Kaplan a few years earlier, the procedure was expected to go smoothly and for the most part it did. But shortly at. After a blood vessel broken his brain, leaving Lenin paralyzed on the right side of his body and unable to speak. Stolen now became Lennon's voice. Literally, he spoke on Lennon's behalf. This became complicated when the two disagreed on an issue of foreign trade stolen challenged Lenin's view which painted a target on his back Lennon intended to remove his old comrade from the position..
"joseph stalin" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Joseph Stalin, you know, the name, it reverberates with gravitas and also terror. The man was a Russian Bolshevik. Revolutionary turned politician who ruled the Soviet Union from nineteen twenty five to nineteen fifty three. The year he died. Stalin was depicted on posters as broad shouldered and big boned towering even a dark, mysterious, powerful juggernaut. But would you believe that he was actually only five feet four inches? That's crazy crazy, but true and one of his arms was shorter than the other due to a childhood injury where he was hit by a carriage, his face forever. Pockmarked by smallpox cars was rugged, terrain. That surrounded what some have referred to as tiger is and who could ignore that thick bushy moustache above a stern and rigid upper lip. I know I never can, but there's more to Joseph Stalin than his mustache and his falsely intimidating stature. Much more. He was a prisoner many times throughout his life and an exile. He was a devoted and tunnel vision revolutionary fighting for communism and against czarist rule. But he was also a dictator and murderer. Many times over these are all accurate and defining words for the various stages of his life and political career. But now let's get to know the man behind the red curtain. In order to do that. We must look at the world into which he came. The year was eighteen seventy nine. Russia was the largest country in the world with a landmass larger than the United States and Europe combined Russia's borders, included the Ukraine, extending all the way to Siberia. It was under the rule of czar. Alexander the third of the famous Romanoff dynasty which had been in power for around three hundred years, like all royalty, he and his family lived a rich and privileged life, but ninety percent of the population, sadly did not. The country was mostly made up of peasants and lower class workers, earning meager wages and living in simple villages. One of these villages was the town of Gori in the province of Georgia on December twenty. First in a modest house on a stretch of rural land. A baby was born his name Josef Dzhugashvili. Try saying that three times fast. It's not easy. I'm sure his mother. Ekaterina eighteen at the time of his birth was a housewife and washer. She had married at the young age of fourteen and had three children before Joseph, but they had all passed away during infancy..
Us, Russia and Putin discussed on All News, Traffic and Weather
"The us second fleet as the russian military seemed to become more active correspondent bills emphasized that bolsters the us and nato presence in the atlantic that is the naval operation that is based in norfolk and is responsible for defending the east coast of the united states and the north atlantic and the primary reason for the reactivation of the second fleet is russia naval officials say that russian submarines in particular are or more active now than they have been since the cold war and could possibly cruise up and down the east coast of the united states and in russia today president putin has been inaugurated to a fourth term the grand kremlin palace ceremony kicked off hours ago and we streamed live online by several state media channels following the ceremony putin reappointed his incumbent prime minister by the end of his fourth term putin will have ruled over the country for twenty four years making him the longest serving leaders since soviet dictator joseph stalin anyone who sells you food must now start posting calories on their menus the trump administration says the new rule is supposed to take effect this week after years of delays we get more from abc's andy field the post those calories rules applies to restaurant chains supermarkets even convenience stores with twenty.