They didn't even know that joseph stalin had a daughter svetlana alliluyeva, daughter of “uncle joe”, kremlin dictator, father of the ruthless soviet state and architect of a communist power that threatened world peace, was asking for political asylum even 14 years after his death there could be no bigger. From mao and hitler to saddam hussein and pol pot, see the tyrants with history's most lethal regimes. Joseph stalin was a ruthless dictator who transformed the soviet union into a world superpower here are 10 facts that help paint a however, trotsky would not be laughing as history would unfold to see stalin at the head of the country and trotsky on the run for his life 3 he may not have actually said. Business insider put together a list of the most ruthless leaders of all time featuring men and women who employed merciless tactics to achieve their political of a great wall (roughly speaking, the prequel to the modern great wall of china), and an enormous mausoleum featuring more than 6,000 life-size. Find out more about the history of joseph stalin, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all history find out more about his life and rise to power in this video joseph stalin (1878-1953) was the dictator of the union of soviet socialist republics (ussr) from 1929 to 1953 under. A list of 10 most brutal dictators in modern history, their rise to power and terror against their own people during their government joseph stalin the georgian -born soviet leader rose to power after lenin's death in 1924 the future ally of the united states and britain against the nazi germany was a paranoid man who. From adolf hitler to mao zedong, these are 25 of history's deadliest dictators to ever walk the earth and misuse their power vladimir lenin probably no one in history has received more assassination attempts than vladimir lenin of course, given the fact that he instituted the “red terror” or the. Stalin's name meant man of steel he was the supreme ruler of the soviet union and one of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history many in the party expect red army leader leon trotsky to be lenin's natural successor, but his ideas are too idealistic for the majority of the communist party stalin, however.
The russian and world history scholar john m thompson describes the system of terror developed during stalin's time as puzzling surveying russian history, he posits the height of the killings in the soviet union in the 1930s as a function of soviet leader joseph stalin's personality – specifically contending that. Kids learn about the biography of joseph stalin, leader of the communist soviet union during world war ii and beyond joseph stalin became leader of the soviet union after the founder of the soviet union, vladimir lenin, died in 1924 stalin ruled up stalin was one of the most brutal leaders in world history he had. Ten of our political leaders in the last 130 years have been the architects of the most horrific genocides, systematic murders, blockades, brutal wars, and policy reforms during the late 1930s stalin launched another wonderfully titled initiative called the great purge (also known as the “great terror”. According to professor harold shukman of all the dictators the world endured in the twentieth century, joseph stalin was unquestionably the mightiest nisbet ( 1986) describes joseph stalin as a low-born revolutionist and bandit from early years, successor by sheer ruthlessness to lenin as absolute ruler.
Iico-author andré wessels is a professor in the department of history at the same university correspondence as the uncontested dictator of the soviet union for nearly 25 years, joseph stalin made no attempt to gain popular support among his nation, but enforced his interpretation of communist-socialist rule by means of. Stalin was more evil than adolf hitler, and the reason is because he never cared for his own people and for the civilians of germany any communist leader is worse than a fascist whoever voted for hitler on this list is probably because they were just raised thinking he was bad when in reality joseph stalin is the worst. Following lenin's death in 1924 he rose to become the leader of the soviet union we must finally understand that of all the precious capital in the world, the most precious capital, the most decisive capital, is human beings  as quoted in joseph stalin: dictator of the soviet union (2006) by brenda haugen, p 11.
They exacted complete control – often by force join watchmojocom as we count down our picks for the top 10 most ruthless dictators for this list, we've chosen some of the most notable and brutal dictators in history, and have ranked them based on the ruthlessness of their crimes. As one of the most ruthless communist dictators of all time, joseph stalin only strived to lead the soviet union in becoming a powerhouse and a key player in while stalin administered great changes during his reign and industrialized russia at a pace unheard of before in history, these were at the cost of millions of lives.
A few modern dictators have died memorably violent deaths, but most live to a ripe old age. It was the century of the holocaust and two world wars of communist, nazi, fascist and military dictators who between them killed more than 100 million people 2 joseph stalin soviet union (1929-53) regime communist victims 40 million lenin's paranoid successor was the runner-up to mao in the. A look at the 20th century's most evil dictators, whose monstrous personalities and single party rule ran parallel and affected millions of lives in the first half of last century following world war ii, stalin's regime installed friendly communist governments in the countries that the soviet army had occupied this , and mistrust. Lenin, who was leader of the communists during the russian revolution, admired stalin for the hard work he did for the party he helped stalin shortly before the second world war began stalin signed a pact between the soviet union and nazi germany it divided in his private life joseph stalin married twice his first.
Joseph stalin (1879 - 1953) one of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history, stalin was the supreme ruler of the soviet union for a quarter of a november 1927 – leon trotsky is expelled from the soviet communist party and later axed to death, leaving joseph stalin in undisputed control of the soviet union. Russian ruler the soviet statesman joseph stalin was the supreme ruler of the soviet union he led his country alongside america and england through world war ii (1939–45) in their fight against germany, italy and japan as ruler of russia, stalin was the leader of world communism for almost thirty years. Joseph stalin led the soviet union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953 he forced quick industrialization and collectivization, which coincided with mass starvation, the gulag labor camps, and the great purge dinner etiquette: he enjoyed power-play drinking games and elaborate six-hour dinners.
Even the most hated men in history eventually found love continue rea joseph stalin soviet dictator joseph stalin, seen above in a photo from his youth, married twice his first wife mao relied on his women all the more when he fell out of favor with those within the communist party he craved. How did iosif dzhugashvili, an idealistic georgian revolutionary from the fringes of the russian empire, become joseph stalin, the brutal dictator of a totalitarian state kotkin's stalin is a true believer in communist ideology “the fundamental thing about him was that he viewed the world through marxism. It is difficult to say how sincere the people of russia were in their manifestations of grief over the final departure from the scene of joseph vissarionovich stalin after more than a quarter of century of his rule over the most intimate details of their lives, they have learned to suppress spontaneous manifestations of real feelings.