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Top 25 Joseph Stalin Quotes

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Dec 18 1878 – died March 5, 1953) alternatively transliterated Josef Stalin, was the leader (Premier) of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s to his death in 1953 and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922-1953), a position which had later become that of party leader. Born Ioseb Jughashvili, Stalin became general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party in 1922. Following the death of Bolshevik, he prevailed over Leon Trotsky in a power struggle during the 1920s. In the 1930s Stalin initiated the Great Purge, a campaign of political repression, persecution, and killings that reached its peak in 1937.

Stalin’s rule had long lasting effects on the features that characterized the Soviet state from the era of his rule to its collapse in 1991—though Maoists, anti-revisionists and some others say he was truly the last legitimate socialist leader within the Soviet Union’s history. Stalin claimed his policies were based on Marxism-Leninism but they are now often considered to represent a political and economic system called Stalinism.

Stalin replaced the New policy (NEP) of the Nineteen Twenties with Five-Year Plans in 1928 and collective farming at roughly identical time. The land was reworked from a preponderantly peasant society to a serious world industrial power by the top of the Thirties.

Confiscations of grain and alternative food by the Soviet authorities below his orders contributed to a famine between 1932 and 1934, especially in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and North Caucasus that may have resulted in millions of deaths. Many peasants resisted collectivization and grain confiscations, but were repressed, most notably peasants deemed “kulaks.”

The land below Joseph Stalin created a serious contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany throughout WWII (known within the USSR because of the nice chauvinistic War, 1941–45). After the war, Stalin established the USSR as one of the two superpowers in the world, a position it maintained for nearly four decades following his death in 1953.

Stalin’s rule – reinforced by a cult of personality – was characterized by state terror, mass deportations and political repression, resulting in the death of millions of Soviet citizens. Stalin fought real and alleged opponents mainly through the security apparatus, such as the NKVD. Many of his victims died in the Gulags and as the result of deportations, while others were executed. Nikita statesman, Stalin’s ultimate successor, denounced Stalin’s rule and also the cult of temperament in 1956, initiating the method of “de-Stalinization” that later became a part of the Sino-Soviet Split.

Top 25 Joseph Stalin Quotes

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Joseph Stalin Quotes

Top 25 Joseph Stalin Quotes

 

Die, but do not retreat.

Die, but do not retreat.

 

We do not want a single foot of foreign territory; but of our territory we shall not surrender a single inch to anyone.

We do not want a single foot of foreign territory; but of our territory, we shall not surrender a single inch to anyone.

 

We think that a powerful and vigorous movement is impossible without differences. "True conformity" is possible only in the cemetery.

We think that a powerful and vigorous movement is impossible without differences. “True conformity” is possible only in the cemetery.

 

I consider it completely unimportant who in the  party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how.

I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is

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extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how.

 

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

 

I trust no one, not even myself.

I trust no one, not even myself.

 

I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.

I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.

 

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a “peace conference,” you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and aeroplanes.

 

If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.

If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.

 

You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.

You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.

 

Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach.

Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach.

 

The Pope? How many divisions has he got?

The Pope? How many divisions has he got?

 

A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.

A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.

 

The writer is the engineer of the human soul.

The writer is the engineer of the human soul.

 

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.

 

You do not lament the loss of hair of one who has been beheaded.

You do not lament the loss of hair of one who has been beheaded.

 

The only real power comes out of a long rifle.

The only real power comes out of a long rifle.

 

In the Soviet Union, it's takes more courage to retreat than advance.

In the Soviet Union, it’s takes more courage to retreat than advance.

 

Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.

Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.

 

Music's a good thing, it calm the beast in the man.

Music’s a good thing, it calm the beast in the man.

 

When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem.

When there’s a person, there’s a problem. When there’s no person, there’s no problem.

 

It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes.

It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes.

 

People who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

People who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

 

History has shown there are no invincible armies.

History has shown there are no invincible armies.

 

Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?

Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don’t let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?

 

Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. 

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