Where was Joseph Stalin born?
After the death of Lenin in ________, Stalin took over the Soviet Union
True or False: Stalin's famous moustache was due to a promise he made his dying mother to keep it
Actually, he kept it to make him look less like Lenin and Trotsky, who had beards, thus sending a message he was a soldier, not an intellectual
Who was Stalin's main rival to succeed Lenin?
How did Lenin feel about Stalin taking his place after his death?
He feared Stalin would abuse his power
He thought Stalin was the best man to continue his work
He didn't care who succeeded him
He wanted Stalin to hand the government to the people
How was Stalin's brand of communism different to that of Lenin's?
It became more nationalistic instead of global
It welcomed capitalist efforts
It created a completely new system of social classes
In 1932, Stalin made a decree wherein the theft of even a handful of grain could be a capital offense
In 1895, Stalin's mother sent him to become a...
Instead, he joined the communist party and became an athiest
Stalin refused to free his son, Yakov, from a Nazi concentration camp by prisoner exchange
His son ended up dying in a concentration camp. Stalin is quoted as saying: "Think how many sons are in concentration camps."
How long did Stalin rule the Soviet Union?
From about 1924 to his death in 1953
About how many people were killed on purpose during Stalin's regime?
What was the cause of Stalin's death?