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Publication . Article . 2017

How successful was Joseph Stalin in establishing Soviet Union as a superpower?

Jakub Majkowski;
Open Access
Published: 10 Jul 2017 Journal: Journal of Education Culture and Society, issue 1, pages 23-31 (issn: 2081-1640, eissn: 2081-1640, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Foundation Pro Scientia Publica

This essay will firstly address the extent of Stalin’s achievements in leading the course for domestic policy of the Soviet Union and its contribution towards maintaining the country’s supremacy in the world, for example the rapid post-war recovery of industry and agriculture, and secondly, the foreign policy including ambiguous relations with Communist governments of countries forming the Eastern Bloc, upkeeping frail alliances and growing antagonism towards western powers, especially the United States of America. The actions and influence of Stalin’s closest associates in the Communist Party and the effect of Soviet propaganda on the society are also reviewed. This investigation will cover the period from 1945 to 1953. Additionally, other factors such as the impact of post-war worldwide economic situation and attitude of the society of Soviet Union will be discussed.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings: lcsh:Education (General) lcsh:L7-991 lcsh:Social sciences (General) lcsh:H1-99

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Political economy Soviet union Eastern Bloc Sociology Foreign policy Agriculture business.industry business Superpower Development economics Communism Domestic policy Communist state


Soviet Union, Communism, Stalin, World War, superpower

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