Why was Joseph Stalin important?

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Joseph Stalin, born on 18 December 1879 in Gori, was important because he industrialized the Soviet Union. Despite Joseph’s dictatorial and murderous nature, he also played a key role in the defeat of Nazism. He died of stroke on 5th March 1953.
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Ruthless and ambitious, Joseph Stalin grabbed control of the Soviet Union after the death of V.I. Lenin in 1924. As a member of the Bolshevik party, Joseph Stalin (his adopted name, meaning "Man of Steel") had an active role in Russia's Oct... More »
Name at Birth: Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili
Born: Gori, Georgia (now Republic of Georgia)
Died: March 5, 1953
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Joseph Stalin was important since he led Russia throughout World War Two. He was born in 1879 and he did extremely well at school and won an erudition to go to a seminary where priests were trained.
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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 ...
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