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logic asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Why do people dislike Stalin?

Stalin was a great man. He turned a superstitious backwater into the 2nd largest economy on Earth, doubled the Soviet average life expectancy through universal healthcare, and provided education to all people. When Stalin took over the USSR, it had a smaller economy than France. When he died, the USSR had a space program, a nuclear arsenal, and the largest military on Earth. He also defeated 80% of the German army.

He only killed people who wanted to sabotage his great goals too, or people who were disloyal to them. This was justified entirely.

Stalin was a great man. I admire him and am proud to be a Stalinist.

Update:

If Socialism always fails, why did Stalin increase the size of the Soviet economy by 9% or more each year until 1941 when World War II broke out, leaving the USSR as the second largest economy on Earth?

Socialism doesn't fail under Stalinism. It functions beautifully. While the rest of the world was in the Great Depression, the Soviet Economy grew magnificently.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    I admire his skill as well, but not his brutality.

  • Stalin killed millions of people, most of them communists, and he destroyed socialism in the Soviet Union (or what was left of it by the time he got to power), turning the country into an authoritarian state capitalist dictatorship. I'm also sure he defeated the Germans all by himself, it's not like the soldiers of the Red Army were the real heroes.

    Edit: Only that Stalinism is not socialism, since socialism means that the workers control the means of production. Also, if it worked so great, why doesn't USSR exist anymore?

  • 9 years ago

    Maybe the soul sucking system he set up? The mass starvation's, purges and murders? The brutality of his soldiers to enemies, Ukrainians, East Germans, Hungarians, Poles, Finn, Latvians, etc.....

    5 things Stalin had to defeat the mighty German Army.

    1.Vast free supplies of USA war materials, food, aircraft and trucks.

    2.Hitler's lack of strategic long term thought. Declared war on US and did not take out England.

    3 The T34 tank. LOTS of them

    4 The willingness to throw away millions of his men.

    5. The 2nd front he insisted upon from the Allies.

    IF any one of these had changed? It would have been shaky for Stalin to win. Unit for unit a German unit would crush a Soviet one.

    Sure, I bet you'd love to be in Stalin's jack boots. You'd change your mind under them.

  • 6 years ago

    Well, he did good for the USSR, however he killed any one who he thought was even a slight threat to his power. He killed some 30 million people. And he led major purges.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I also do not dislike a bullet to my lower mid section so I can suffer for days before dying - for no reason

    you is one sick puppy - I hope the CIA has your IP address by now as your are stupid enough so say thinks like that.

    If you yourself or a loved one were a victim to the horrors of Stalin - you would not be doing this.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Stalin wasn't much better than Hitler. Stalin implemented a harsh brand of Russian fascism using communist lingo. Stalin ruined the image of communism. Excessive nationalism and police states are fascist. The KGB was nothing more than a better equipped KKK.

  • 9 years ago

    Yes he was such a nice man wasn't he? he ONLY murdered 20 million of his own people. isn't he such a great example of how leaders should be? (sarcasm).

    With a serious note... Stalin was the greatest example of how a communist government can easily become corrupted when there is nothing to keep it in line. communist and socialist policies have always failed (usually resulting in a country's economy failing and high poverty rates).

  • Peter
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    He was a brutal dictator who killed many of his people. Kind of like Mubarak. By the way, we support brutal dictators as long as we get our way. What they do to their people is irrelevant. Just keep the profits flowing here. If they get out of line and forget who's boss, then they're evil and we have to destroy them.

  • 9 years ago

    He was responsible for the death and suffering of millions of people. Great man? Not even close.

  • 9 years ago

    According to your standards, either Democrats or Republicans would be justified in murdering you for disloyalty. They have their "great goals" too.

  • Helios
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    He was such a sweetheart - he only murdered 15 or 16 million people. And he did kick his wife to death. Nice guy!

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