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The Death of Stalin; 60 years - 5th of March


Kommunist

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On the fifth of March, one of the most known men of the 20th century and an over-all historical titan, Josef Stalin passed away. Even his death remained an absolute mystery and to this very day doubt remains as to whether he died naturally or was he given assistance by his supposedly loyal comrades.

Stalin, at the peak of his power was the supreme pontifex of the communist international and arguably one of the most powerful men of the 20th century. Commanding a nation that comprised of 1/6th of the land mass, with the greatest sized land army and an atmosphere that challenged the USA.

But what do we really remember Josef Vissarionivich Stalin for when we look back upon him?

Let me outline some of my personal ideas.

I remember him as the successor of Lenin.
I remember him as the great 'Vozdh' and father of the Soviet people.
I remember him as a key figure in leading the drive for industrialization in the Soviet Union.
I remember him being responsible for great famines in the Ukraine.
I remember him for the grand architect behind a variety of purges and ethnic cleansings.
I remember him for the devious foreign policy played in the late 1930s; At one point openly fighting to maintani collective security against Hitler (Spanish civil war) and at a second point signing a neutrality pact to buy time for the USSR to prepare for an offensive war.
I remember the battles of Kursk, Stalingrad & Leningrad being accreditted to Stalin due to the exceptional amount of fear had for him by all.
I remember the beginning of the Cold War and the role Stalin played in this, providing to be a tough negotiator and pretty much balancing out American attempt of domination in the European continent.
I remember Stalin as the person behind the creation of the North Korean state and the go ahead given to begin the Korean war, which still to this day has not ended.

Stalin, is a historical titan that will be remembered until the end of time such as Genghis Khan, or Julius Caesar. A man shrouded by mystery (the fact that he left no diary or journal helped!) and a man who was capable of grinding almost 200 million people into his complete and unbreakable iron will.

60 years will pass on his death on the 5th of March, no doubt those devoted to the Stalinist cause will commemorate his cause, no doubt those who hated him will commemorate his misgivings, but he did what many fail to achieve to do, he achieved immortality in the passages of history.

I do not 'admire' the man himself, I do not admire the terrors he unleashed upon innocent people, I do not admire the millions of people who died because he decided to open pandora's box and release ruthless inquisition after ruthless inquisition.

I do admire the man for his political genius in acquiring such a position to be capable of such things.

-Kommunist
 

Asparagus

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Bit mad that he couldn't even spell Joseph correctly - its a common name ffs
 

Goa Tse

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Johnny Cash (10 years dead this year) was stationed as a radioman in Berlin with the US Air Force, he was on duty the night news of Stalin's death came through. Cash was one of the first in the West to hear of it.
 
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borntorum

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On the fifth of March, one of the most known men of the 20th century and an over-all historical titan, Josef Stalin passed away. Even his death remained an absolute mystery and to this very day doubt remains as to whether he died naturally or was he given assistance by his supposedly loyal comrades.

Stalin, at the peak of his power was the supreme pontifex of the communist international and arguably one of the most powerful men of the 20th century. Commanding a nation that comprised of 1/6th of the land mass, with the greatest sized land army and an atmosphere that challenged the USA.

But what do we really remember Josef Vissarionivich Stalin for when we look back upon him?

Let me outline some of my personal ideas.

I remember him as the successor of Lenin.
I remember him as the great 'Vozdh' and father of the Soviet people.
I remember him as a key figure in leading the drive for industrialization in the Soviet Union.
I remember him being responsible for great famines in the Ukraine.
I remember him for the grand architect behind a variety of purges and ethnic cleansings.
I remember him for the devious foreign policy played in the late 1930s; At one point openly fighting to maintani collective security against Hitler (Spanish civil war) and at a second point signing a neutrality pact to buy time for the USSR to prepare for an offensive war.
I remember the battles of Kursk, Stalingrad & Leningrad being accreditted to Stalin due to the exceptional amount of fear had for him by all.
I remember the beginning of the Cold War and the role Stalin played in this, providing to be a tough negotiator and pretty much balancing out American attempt of domination in the European continent.
I remember Stalin as the person behind the creation of the North Korean state and the go ahead given to begin the Korean war, which still to this day has not ended.

Stalin, is a historical titan that will be remembered until the end of time such as Genghis Khan, or Julius Caesar. A man shrouded by mystery (the fact that he left no diary or journal helped!) and a man who was capable of grinding almost 200 million people into his complete and unbreakable iron will.

60 years will pass on his death on the 5th of March, no doubt those devoted to the Stalinist cause will commemorate his cause, no doubt those who hated him will commemorate his misgivings, but he did what many fail to achieve to do, he achieved immortality in the passages of history.

I do not 'admire' the man himself, I do not admire the terrors he unleashed upon innocent people, I do not admire the millions of people who died because he decided to open pandora's box and release ruthless inquisition after ruthless inquisition.

I do admire the man for his political genius in acquiring such a position to be capable of such things.

-Kommunist
Sounds a bit like the "70% good, 30% bad" apologia the Chinese Communists make for Mao
 

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The great composer, Sergei Prokofiev, died the same day. No flowers were available for his funeral!
 

Clanrickard

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A twisted evil man who should have stood in the dock. Only sick twisted people give him any credence as anything other than a monster.
 

drummed

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I remember him for murdering more humans than possibly anyone other person in history.
 

R3volution_R3ady

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Stalin was a sick, sadistic tyrant.

May he rot in hell, the bastard.
 

Honecker

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I remember him for murdering more humans than possibly anyone other person in history.
He strangled 100 zillion babies with his bare hands
 

Kommunist

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I remember him for murdering more humans than possibly anyone other person in history.
I'm pretty sure Mao went for almost double or triple, but okay.

A twisted evil man who should have stood in the dock. Only sick twisted people give him any credence as anything other than a monster.
Took you off my ignore list to imagine you had something better to say, regretted it almost instantly.

So will somebody spamming this thread with "he's a monster" actually draw up a reasonable and well defined definition of "evil" or will this be a hand bagging discussion of one line spam, hm?
 

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It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Joseph Stalin
 

devoutcapitalist

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A vile piece of vermin on a par with Hitler, Mao and other dictators that plagued the 20th century.

He deserved to have been executed for crimes against humanity.
 
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