Strengths and weaknesses of Stalin as a leader

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Strengths and weaknesses of Stalin as a leader

Strengths:

  • Stalin led the Soviet Union out of post-revolution turmoil and stabilised the country after Lenin's death
  • He revolutionised Soviet industry using the Five Year Plans, making it a much stronger country, economically
  • Stalin led the Soviet Union through tremendous wartime hardship but to ultimate victory in "The Great Victorious War" (WWII)
  • He brought the Soviet Union out of international isolation…

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