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Explain how it is possible to see Stalin as a

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Explain how it is possible to see Stalin as a "Hero" of the Russian people, as well as a "villain". Many people believed that Stalin was a hero; many even want as far as thi8nking he could improve people's love lives, but on the other hand, many believed he was evil villain like dictator. Looking at the evidence I will examine which "title" Stalin should really have, hero or villain? Starting of with the best idea that Stalin had was the five-year plan. This had a major affect on the industry and the people. The changes that he made lowered the amount of unemployed people, and it let more people have access to free education and medicine. ...read more.

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Also the wages where incredibly low for employment, people where working longer shifts and where working in terrible conditions. Next came the purges. Any one that was over heard criticising Stalin, was denounced NKVD as a Trotskyite. This made peoples life's hell, they had to watch what they said all the time, because they knew that if they were heard saying anything bad about Stalin they would be executed. People thought that he was doing it to rid the streets of criminals so that they would be safe, but he is really just eliminating any threats that he might have. They would see him as a hero here. ...read more.

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He used this as a kind of brainwash system. This was very important to do if he wanted the people to think he was the greatest leader they had ever had. Looking over the evidence I have come to the conclusion that Stalin not only just wanted complete power over Russia, but he didn't care that much about the Russian people. It was obvious that he only wanted to be a leader that controlled the way the country ran and not a leader that directed people in the right way. He did what he thought was the best way and he didn't think about the consequences that may occur after what he did; yet many wept when he died. Many had been convinced by the propaganda that he was a true hero who had done his best for them. ...read more.

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