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  • As a child, Stalin would get into a lot of trouble and multiple fights 
  • After Lenin's death, Stalin took over the Soviet Union which led to a disaster
  • Stalin was born as Joseph Djugashvili on December 6, 1878 in a small town of Gori in Georgia
  • Stalin would later join forces with Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and other Bolshevik leaders
  • Later in his teens, Stalin joined a rebellious gang in Russia
  • The plan was to get the TSAR seized and overthrown
  • On October 25, 1917, Stalin, Lenin and other Bolshevik leaders started the "October Revolution." 
  • "I declare all of you ... under arrest"
  • With the arrest of TSAR, Stalin, Lenin and Bolshevik leaders conquered Petrograd
  • During his dictatorship, Stalin would starve his citizens and unleash his policemen on peasants, while spreading a fake propaganda
  • Stalin would establish "Gulags" or Soviet labor camps which housed about 30,000 prisoners
  • In August 1939, Nazi dictator, Adolf Hitler, reached out to Stalin for a deal
  • The war resulted with millions of people dying and many homes in Russia damaged 
  • Things were going well until Germany decided to invade the Soviet Union which ignited World War 2
  • On March 5, 1953, Stalin passed away from a stroke
  • After Stalin's death, Nikita Khrushchev continued to run the Soviet Union, leaving Stalin's troubles behind
  •  It was calculated that Stalin killed billions of people during his dictatorship
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