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Stalin was one of the most ruthless and authoritarian dictators in world history. This concise title presents Lenin's heir from his beginnings for priesthood to General Secretary of the Communist Party.
One of the most ruthless and authoritian dictators in world history, Stalin governed the Soviet Union with a tyrannical hand for nearly thirty years. In 1922, he became General Secretary of the Communist Party and, in 1928, implemented the first of his 5 year plans. Any remaining opposition was eliminated by the Great Purge 1936-8, and by the outbreak of World War II he was in complete control of the country. He died in 1953.