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Joseph Stalin
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Birth Date:December 21, 1879
Astrology Sign:Capricron
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Occupation:Soviet dictator, sociopath

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Joseph Stalin

Biography:Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin Office General Secretary / Soviet Premier Term of office 1924-1953 Predecessor Vyacheslav Molotov as premier, none as General Secretary Successor Georgy Malenkov as premier, Nikita Khrushchev as General Secretary Date of birth 18 December 1878 Place of birth Gori, Georgia Date of death 5 March 1953 Place of death Moscow, USSR Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin (help·info) was the leader of the Soviet Union from mid-1920s to his death in 1953 and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922-1953), a position which had later become that of party leader.

Born Ioseb Jughashvili , Stalin became general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party in 1922. Following the death of Vladimir Lenin, he prevailed over Leon Trotsky in a power struggle during the 1920s. In the 1930s Stalin initiated the Great Purge, a period of police terror that reached its peak in 1937.

Stalin's rule molded the features that characterized the Soviet regime from the era of his rule to its collapse in 1991 - though Maoists, anti-revisionists and some others say he was actually the last legitimate socialist leader in the Soviet Union's history. Stalin's policies were based on Marxism-Leninism but are now often considered to represent a political and economic system called Stalinism.

Stalin replaced the New Economic Policy (NEP) of the 1920s with Five-Year Plans in 1928 and collective farming at roughly the same time. The Soviet Union was transformed from a predominantly peasant society to a major world industrial power by the end of the 1930s. Confiscations of grain and other food by the Soviet authorities under his orders led to a famine between 1932 and 1934, especially in Ukraine (see Holodomor), resulting in up to ten million deaths. Many peasants resisted collectivization and grain confiscations, and Stalin ordered violent repression against peasants deemed "kulaks."

A hard-won victory in World War II (the Great Patriotic War, 1941-45), for which the Soviet Union was arguably unprepared, was made possible in part through the capacity for production that was the outcome of industrialization, as well as significant Lend-Lease gifts, primarily by the United States. In the postwar years, Stalin laid the groundwork for the formation of the Warsaw Pact and established the USSR as one of the two major world powers, a position it maintained for nearly four decades following his death in 1953.

Stalin's rule was characterized by a strong cult of personality, an extreme concentration of power, and little concern for the harsh consequences of strict policies. Stalin tried to crush all opposition by establishing a ruthless security apparatus that killed tens of millions of people. In addition to the purges and the famine, many were killed in the Gulags and in deportations. Lasting over a period of nearly 23 years, many of its proponents fell victim to it in turns. Nikita Khrushchev, Stalin's eventual successor, denounced his mass repressions and cult of personality in 1956, initiating the process of "de-Stalinization" which later became part of the Sino-Soviet Split.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Human Remains (1998)

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Joseph Stalin's Personality Tarot Card Death - Personality Card

Birthday: December 21, 1879

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.

Joseph Stalin's Character Tarot Card The Emperor - Character Card

Birthday: December 21, 1879

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.

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Joseph Stalin's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: December 21, 2017

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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