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Joseph Stalin's Rise to Power
Transcript of Joseph Stalin's Rise to Power
Background information on Stalin
Stalin was born on December 18th, 1879 in Gori, Georgia. He was made general secretary of the Communist Party in 1922 and used his position to create a strong base of support. After Vladimir Lenin died in 1924, Stalin took power and eventually overcame all his rivals, making him basically a dictator of the Soviet Union in the 1920s. During his rule, he executed and exiled millions of people. He died of a stroke on March 5th, 1953.
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Significance of Propaganda
Propaganda played an important part in motivating both sides during the war to increase their population size and production.
Propaganda during WWII helped to prompt fighting during the war.
Without propaganda, the war would have taken a different course.
How Stalin used propaganda
Stalin used propaganda to make himself look better and gain more support from the population. He also used the posters to instill fear and respect. His beliefs were forced on the people and any "enemies of the people" were killed or exiled.
Joseph Stalin used propaganda to lie and make himself look a lot better than he was as he gained power. He also made himself look like a great leader, even though he killed millions of people and basically brainwashed the whole population.