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Russia Coursework 1) Study Sources A, B and C Do these sources give similar or different impressions of Stalin? Explain your answer with references to the source. Sources B and C give a positive view towards Stalin. Where as source A has a negative view of Stalin. Source A has a negative view of Stalin. Source A is a French cartoon. France is a capitalist and is opposed to communism. The cartoon shows piles of skulls, which show Stalin, who is seen in the picture, the culprit of the murders. Stalin is a slaughter man. The cartoon says visit the pyramids. Source B has a positive impact of Stalin. The image it is showing is Russia is a powerful nation with a huge hydroelectric plant. The workers are smiling and so is Stalin. Source C gives a similar impression of Stalin as it shows the people are pleased to see Stalin. It is positive as well as B. 2) Study source D Does this source provide any useful evidence about Stalin? Explain your answer. Source D has to be treated with suspicion. ...read more.

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This description totally contrasts the actual person of Stalin. He is probably making it up and has never met Stalin. Bhukharin who knows Stalin personally writes the writer of source F. Therefore he knows what the man is actually like. He once supported Stalin against Trotsky and worked with him. Therefore I would say that source F is more valid and accurate. But we have to treat Bhukarins comments with suspicion because it is clear he has lost favor and has been sent into exile. He does not like Stalin. He is bias against Stalin and this might cloud his judgment. 4) Study sources G and H Do you trust Khrushchev's assessments of Stalin? Use your knowledge of Stalin to explain your answer. These assessments of Stalin can be considerably trusted. The sources both back up evidence about what I know about Stalin, he did not trust people therefore he would kill them and he purged most of his fellow advisers, which is proof that he did not trust anyone. Source A suggests the amount of people killed as a result of Stalin's distrust of people. We must also consider the time at which these speeches were spoke. ...read more.

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In conclusion to this they both show that the court is fixed and the results are already decided, therefore they agree completely. Study sources L and M Compare what these sources say about Stalin. These two sources both have their differences towards Stalin. Source L refers to him as "a gifted politician" and "one of the greatest political figures of the twentieth century", which is praise for Stalin. Whereas source M describes him and his rule "absurd". Also source L states that he already had a "dark and evil side to his nature", which contrasts source M's opinion that he was changed or corrupted by his power and turned into a "monstrous tyrant". However, they both have their similarities. Source L says he had a dark and evil side and source M refers to him as a monstrous Tyrant. These are both critical of Stalin. Ruthless politicians are normally successful because they stop at nothing to achieve their objectives. This can be supported possibly by L which refers to him as a "skilled politician". Also Stalin (by7 being ruthless) achieved great things in the USSR, for example take the 5 year plans. This is supported by L, which refers to him as a great figure of the twentieth century. In short, Greatness achieved by ruthlessness. ...read more.

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