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In a country full of chaos, a great leader is needed to restore order. In Russia's case, that leader was Joseph Stalin. After Lenin's death, Stalin controlled the communist party in 1927. He believed in socialism in one country. After Stalin came into power, his goal was to make Russia a powerful communist country. To achieve this goal, he felt that Russia needed to rapidly industrialize, since they were 100 years behind advanced countries. As heavy industry was being developed, agriculture was to be collectivized as a part of achieving Stalin's goal to make Russia a stronger state. Collectivization meant eliminating individual farms, and placing them in government control. After WW1, Russia was extremely unstable. They had retreated from the war before the allies were victorious. They had lost land and their military was weaker than it already had been. That is until Stalin made the Soviet Union involved in international affairs. They were victorious against the German oppression and they had also joined the League of Nations under Stalin's control. When Stalin was in power, there was no doubt that millions of innocent people had died through his strategies of making Russia more powerful. But in spite of his cruel methods, Joseph Stalin deserves the title of the 'Father of the USSR', for industrializing the country, collectivizing its agriculture and making the Soviet Union more active in international affairs.
In 1928, one of Stalin's goals was to rapidly develop a heavy industry. Stalin wanted to make the Soviet Union an industrial fortress and a strong nationalistic state. He figured to make Russian communism succeed industrial power was immediately needed. This was to be achieved by creating a command economy, which had meant that the industry was being forced to industrialize. Lenin had previously destroyed the power of private businesses to create a manageable industry. Therefore, when Stalin came into power, most of the major industries were already in government hands. S
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