Question by Payasa: How do i contrast lenin and stalin?
i have to create a chart that compares lenin and stalin on 5 key points i have to also include an illustration and a one paragraph summary of each leader…..please help me!i need to do this ASAP thanx! 🙂
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Answer by skint_knuckles
LENIN..Communism as an ideal for society
STALIN ..communism as a tool for control of society
Answer by Trotsky vs Kerensky- НекIо!
I can’t do your homework for you, but assuming you already have some knowledge about the topic, I’ll jot down a couple of things.
Lenin was against *immediate* industrialization unlike Stalin who launched a campaign of collectivization after abolishing Lenin’s NEP on the pretext that it wasn’t “communist enough”. The real reason, however, was to play on the different opinions within the part about NEP and to get rid of people like Zinoviev, Bukharin, Trotsky.
Lenin was always there when the revolution broke out right from the start till the end, Stalin was…uhm…where exactly, he was supposed to be in some camp in Siberia I think. Lenin was an intellectual who modified Marx’s theory and applied it to Russia while Stalin, couldn’t even speak another language and he, according to Lenin, was not so “intelligent”. Stalin was a poorly educated bum, again, unlike Lenin. Stalin wasn’t a true communist, he was a totalitarian wacko but Lenin was a communist at heart (I advise you to reword this part if you ever decide to use it). Lenin did use terror (You know, CHEKA and that Polish freak called Dzerzhinsky at the head of it) but it was certainly not on the same scale as Stalin’s totalitarian terror. Besides, socialism wasn’t properly established in Lenin’s time, so to some degree, there were reasons to account for his use of violence (Civil war, whites (czarists), greens (social revolutionaries) and anarchists, peasant uprisings, western soldiers in Russia…) But Stalin’s terror was unaccounted for, he was a totalitarian dictator, something which, Lenin never was -let alone totalitarian, the poor guy didn’t even have the chance to be a dictator-
Edit: Where in my answer do I seem to claim that Lenin was a big peace keeper and a humanist? What part of “Lenin did use terror” imply that Lenin was a softy? Lenin wasn’t a dictator and yes he was a true Marxist, an intellectual. These qualities aren’t mutually exclusive with the quality of being ruthless.
Answer by greetings_losers
Yes Trotskaya, how sad how sorrowful for “poor, sensual, humane” Lenin. I could almost cry for him. He probably accidentally ordered the immediate killings of Romanov family, including the kids. (the explanation has to be something like of İbrahim Tatlıses’ for the guy he had ordered to be shot IN THE PUBLIC: Kro’s expanation was: Vurun damadim, durun dadim)
Back to the main subject: Executions of untried 300.000 citizens were probably by mistake, yes? Have you ever heard what Cheka is, pre-KGB self proclaimed terror organization? They named the long standing action of theirs as “The Red Terror”
Yeah Lenin was poor. And I’m the prince of Wales, pffst.
Putting it briefly: Lenin was bad, Stalin was worse. The rest is a BIG noisome detail.
EDIT: I wasnt gonna reply but pfffst anyway…. Intellectuals dont let humans (namely their own citizens) to be skinned and scalped alive as a method of torture. Very detailed torture descriptions of Lenin’s Cheka can be found anywhere on the web. If I dont recall it wrong during Lenin’s time 70% of Cossacks exterminated. I call this a genocide. “Intellectual” hmmm. I think I’ll remember that and most likely chuckle, least likely grin.
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