The Rise and Rule of Stalin

After the death of Vladimir Lenin, a power-struggle ensued.  By the late 1920s, Joseph Stalin emerged as the new leader of the Soviet Union.  His regime developed into a dictatorial state, characterized by central economic planning, authoritarianism, and the deaths of millions.    

Web Links:

World History: The Modern Era, s.v. "Joseph Stalin," Image, Library of Congress,
accessed August 14, 2013.

Unit 4 - Stalin