To what extent had Stalin become a personal dictator in Communist Russia by the end of the 1920s

To what extent had Stalin become a personal dictator in Communist Russia by the end of the 1920s?

1.1 - The Rise of a Personal Dictator: Joseph Stalin

The Background of Stalin and Trotsky

Joseph Stalin

  • Born in Georgia, in the southern part of the Russian Empire in 1879.
  • Joined the Bolsheviks, and supported Lenin.
  • Took part in the Russian Civil War, defending Tsaritsyn (Stalingrad).
  • Became the General Secretary of the Communist Party in 1922 and he was also the Commissar for Nationalities; he used thes...

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