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The Comparrison of Stalin and Pol Pot

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Autumn Gromada

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Transcript of The Comparrison of Stalin and Pol Pot

Birth: May 19, 1925
Pol Pot
Both pol pot and stalin made people go to camps
They killed millions of people
If you opposed their ideas it was basically death or life in camp.
They both liked Marxism and followed that way of ruling.
They both went to religious schools before becoming a ruler
Similarites
Stalin
The Comparison of Stalin and Pol Pot
Birth: December 18, 1878
Death: March 5, 1953
Joseph Stalin leader of the Soviet Union
“The only real power comes out of a long rifle.”
Stalin was appointed to the newly created office of general secretary of the Communist Party in 1922. This gave Stalin control over all party member appointments, this helped his base.
After Lenin died in 1924, Stalin rose to power over Leon Trotsky.
Rise to Power
Stalins method of control was to basically get rid of anyone who threatened his power.He also did purges which were when he would rid the population of the unwanted people. A huge purge (known as "Great Purge") of the party, government, and armed forces in which millions of "enemies of the Soviet people" were imprisoned, exiled or executed. This period that lasted from 1936 to 1939,
He sent people into Gulags which were labor camps where the chosen unwanted people went.
He replaced the new economic policy introduced by Lenin in the early 1920s with a highly centralised command economy
Methods of control and how they ruled
Stalin lost power with his death in 1953
Death: April 15, 1998
Pol Pot was a Cambodian socialist revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. He served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuche from 1963 to 1981.
“Since he is of no use anymore, there is no gain if he lives and no loss if he dies.”
He joined the proto-communist Khmer People’s Revolutionary Party (KPRP), which had been set up in 1951 under the auspices of the North Vietnamese. Pol Pot, who had begun to emerge as Cambodian party chief, and the newly formed Khmer Rouge guerilla army launched a national uprising in 1968.
Rise to Power
Methods of Control and how they ruled
Controlled all aspects of his peoples lives including their money their homes, the way they lived and also where they lived, etc.
He lost his power when he was captured and died under home arrest
Autumn Gromada
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