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Stalin : Man or monster
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Stalin : Man or Monster?
1.Do these sources give similar or different impressions of Stalin?
All three sources give very different impressions of Stalin. Source A shows Stalin and the results of his policies. The picture shows pyramids of skulls, which represent fear and its emphasis's that Stalin is being held responsible for all these people's death. This was all the people who were against his policies, which suggests that the majority of people who criticized him were killed or sent to labour camps and the reason why some people agreed was because of the fear of being killed or sent to prison. The slogan underneath reads "Visit the pyramids of the USSR". This illustrates that it is as if Stalin is giving a "welcoming" presentation to the public, looking proud of his personal achievement but at the same time showing the severe consequences of anyone opposing his policies.
Source B is an official painting of Stalin with workers at a newly opened hydroelectric power station in the 1930's.It shows Stalin of being a pleasant man to be around, the men surrounding him seem happy and comfortable speaking to him. In fact, they are actually
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