Why Did Stalin Kill His Own People?

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Former USSR leader Joseph Stalin is estimated to have killed millions of people for various reasons. Reports from the Soviet archives show prisoners under Stalin's regime who were executed either for political or criminal offences. Around 158,000 soldiers were also executed for deserting the war.
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Joseph Stalin was applying, with ruthless ferocity, Lenin's idea that by terrorizing the population they would be rendered obedient. This lead to many deaths.
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