Should we consider that the victims of Stalin´s purges make him the worst dictator in human history?
My topic is the extension of Stalin’s crimes and how these terrible acts make him own the place as the worst dictator in all of human history. Because I am interested in Stalin’s USSR crimes I will ask the question: should we consider that the victims ofStalin’s purges make him the worst dictator in human history? I am interested in this theme because I like and know a lot about 20th century wars and dictatorships, because of the moral, ethical, cultural, and political reasons that caused these.
The scope of my investigations in the terms of years is from the beginning of Stalin’s regime in 1929 to the end of his regime in 1953. In theterms of geography it would go throughout the soviet communist territories that where under Stalin’s power. My focus would be the society aspect in which are involved any civil Russian that lived in those times.
My investigation will go on in the next sources of information, documentaries, manly in the history channel, online encyclopedias with respected sources and books withinternational recognition.
Summary of Evidence
http://www.artukraine.com/famineart/stvictims.htm: “Conquest further extends the tragedy, suggesting that many of the Soviet POWs in Germany could have survived if Stalin had met with Nazi officials in Sweden to enact the terms of the Geneva Convention”
”Beginning in 1937 Stalinist Terror entered an error of hitherto unseen active terror againstStalin's political adversaries, both real and imagined”
“The centerpieces of this era which is known as "The Great Terror," "The Great Purge,"… were the trial of many of Stalin's former accomplices on fabricated charges. By the end of 1938 almost every important old Bolshevik had been executed: Bukharin, Rykov, and Krestinsky. The last holdout, Trotsky, was murdered in 1940.”http://www.moreorless.au.com/killers/stalin.html: “Approximately 20 million, including up to 14.5 million needlessly starved to death. At least one million executed for political "offences". At least 9.5 million more deported, exiled or imprisoned in work camps, with many of the estimated five million sent to the 'Gulag Archipelago' never returning alive. Other estimates place the number of deported at 28 million,including 18 million sent to the 'Gulag'”
“Nadezhda Alliluyeva's suicide, and the scathing personal note she leaves him, are believed to have had a shattering effect on Stalin”
“Believing that a conspiracy is now afoot to unseat him and overthrow the socialist revolution, Stalin has Kirov assassinated in December then begins a series of purges of party members suspected of disloyalty. Thousands fromthe Leningrad party office are deported to work camps in Siberia. Few will return alive.”
-Stalin knew about them power of propaganda. He made an irrational, self-egocentric propaganda about him.
-He closed churches and confiscated every spiritual object replacing them for his “sacred” image
-he organized a network of concentration camps calledGulags all around Russia manly in Siberia, where politic enemies that weren’t killed where sent to work until death in very bad and inhuman conditions as slave hand.
-He killed members a lot of his inner circle because of his paranoia.
-he drove his second wife to commit suicide due to the abuses he made to her. He never presentedhimself in her funeral.
-he ordered the death of thousands of intellectual, military and innocent Poles in the Katyn forest massacre.
-“The death of a person is a tragedy; the death of millions is just a statistic.”
-During the Holodomor, Stalin declared that any child of the countryside that was found in the city and wanted or...