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Stalins Curse

Download Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Robert Gellately Summary Stalins Curse ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Y takes us behind the scenes We see the dictator disguising his political ambitions and prioritizing the future of Communism even as he pursued the war against Hitler Along the way the ascetic dictator’s Machiavellian moves and bouts of irrationality kept the Western leaders on their toes in a world that became dangerous and divided year by year               Exciting deeply engaging and shrewdly perceptive Stalin’s Curse is an unprecedented revelation of the sinister machinations of the Soviet dictato. Gellately uses an enormous amount of information in several languages he highlights Stalin s geopolitical designs and demonstrates against revisionist histoical claims that it was the USSR not the US and her allies that wanted and provoked the Cold War This is particularly important now when historical ignorance and poor scholarship meet in attempts to present a dangerously naive US politician such as Henry Wallace Franklin D Roosevelt s vice president from 1941 to 1945 as a visionary statesmanAs a historian of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia Gellately offers a view of Stalin s political diplomatic and psychological manoeuvres that allowed the USSR to achieve superpower status The author has incredable knowledge of his subject and provides a compelling narrative of deception brutality foolishness and betrayed idealism Gellately rightly emphasises Stalin s fixation on internal enemies as well as his dedication to the purity of official doctrine

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Download Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Robert Gellately Summary Stalins Curse ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Britain should view Stalin as a modern day tsarist like figure whose primary concerns lay in international strategy and power politics not in ideology Now Robert Gellately uses recently uncovered documents to make clear that in fact the dictator was an unwavering revolutionary merely biding his time determined as ever to establish Communist regimes across Europe and beyond and that his actions during these years and the poorly calculated Western responses set in motion what would eventually become the Cold War Gellatel. Mr Gellately has crafted a readable account of Soviet foreign policy at the dawn of the Cold War Some myths are explored and debunked others are merely asserted as false with little explanation in the text The author asserts that Stalin was driven by ideology than realpolitik or his own personal paranoia but hardly proves that assertionIn fairness Stalin s Curse does come with a fair amount of end notes and sourcing Still as a lay person I can t take it upon myself to validate his research The author could take the time to weave these findings into the narrative a bit as opposed to simply stating his conclusions Show don t tell if archival documents prove his thesis then he may speak of those findings as part of the narrative Further he tends to lend a fair amount of weight to comments by historical figures when it fits his thesis but choses ignore those that do not Case in point Tito was known to have uestioned Stalin s commitment to Internationalism but this aspect seems to get scant coverage in the work The YugoslavianSoviet rift gets ample time but the focus remains on Tito s intransigence his reluctance to take instruction from Moscow Why Tito s uestioning of Stalin s commitment to the cause is overshadowed by the comments of fawning sycophants is a mysteryOther historians Montefiore for example have documented with great detail Stalin s pathologies and the steps he was willing to take to consolidate power Millions were destroyed as the dictator hardened a protective cocoon of paranoia around himself the Kremlin the Soviet Union and finally Soviet satellites In a sense Mr Gellately is being charitable by stating that Stalin s primary motivation was ideology as opposed to something base Further he himself would surely concede that these two concepts are not mutually exclusive Stalin was a man motivated by ideology AND a need to enhance the security of the Soviet State in turn his own power and well being as he believed he was the stateAny reader interested in the history of the Cold War or of the USSR will certainly enjoy this book The narrative has a good pace and you could certainly finish Stalin s Curse in a weekend It is possible that Gellately sacrificed his ability to present his evidence on the altar of readability The narrative simply does not lend itself to in depth analysis Still another possibility is that his premise is flawed and that Stalin though motivated by Communist zeal used his so called love for the proletariat as camouflage to hide his own sociopathic pursuit of power

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Download Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Robert Gellately Summary Stalins Curse ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A chilling riveting account based on newly released Russian documentation that reveals Joseph Stalin’s true motives and the extent of his enduring commitment to expanding the Soviet empire during the years in which he seemingly collaborated with Franklin D Roosevelt Winston Churchill and the capitalist West            At the Big Three conferences of World War II Stalin persuasively played the role of a great world leader Even astute observers like George F Kennan concluded that the United States and Great. In this book we are provided with Stalin s conuest and domination of Eastern Europe during and then after World War IIThe author presents Stalin as the sole leader the dictator of the Soviet Union As he points out both Churchill and Roosevelt were duped by Stalin into thinking they could trust him They mistakenly dealt with him as they would another leader of the liberal democracies But Churchill did come to realize towards the end of the war that Stalin was not going to keep any promises he made on Eastern Europe such as free elections in Poland signified by the title of the last of his war memoirs Triumph and Tragedy I don t agree with the author s statement that Roosevelt lost out at the Yalta Conference He succeeded in his main goals of getting Soviet participation in the United Nations and a commitment to join the war against the Japanese three months after Germany s defeatStalin used the same techniues within and without the Soviet Union to dominate ethnic cleansing and a brutal police state with informers everywhere All ethnic groups GermansTatars Chechens Kalmyks Latvians Lithuanians Estonians were perceived as a threat and deported sent to the Gulag or killed off particularly the elitesPage 201 my book from Isaak Kobylyansky on resettlement of Tatars in the Crimea A sergeant read out the family s names and declared according to government decree you and your family are to be resettled You have fifteen minutes to prepare The next day they passed near another Tatar village It was completely deserted the people had apparently been removed the previous morning The houses were still unlocked and the eating utensils lay undisturbed on the tables The entire village resounded with the wild howls from abandoned suffering cows which had not been milked for two days It should also be pointed out that this occurred during the war when there was a life and death struggle with Nazi Germany In other words vital transportation was being used to move thousands and thousands of helpless people to the far reaches of the Soviet Union Not to speak of the police brigades involved in this who should have been used in the war effortWhen it came time to occupy the Eastern European countries Poland Bulgaria Romania Hungary the practise was fine tuned Initially for the first year or two a semblance of opposition was permitted but then Stalin s wrath came down and they became puppet states with the reuisite police This became severe after Tito s Yugoslavia asserted its independence On war s end Stalin did not want to acknowledge the Holocaust referring instead to Soviet citizens being massacred For instance at Babi Yar it was stated that 33000 citizens were massacred even though they were all Jews Stalin would give no recognition to any nationality Also he would not acknowledge that some Soviet citizens were culpable in the HolocaustThe author believes it was Stalin who started the Cold War It was Stalin who gave the green light for North Korea to invade South Korea Stalin refused aid from the Marshall Plan and then the Eastern satellites had to follow suit Western Europeans realized that they did not want Stalin as they adopted the Marshall Plan in the late 1940 sPage 306 If the United States had turned away from Europe those who condemn it for offering the Marshall Plan would blame it and rightly so for doing nothing to put an end to the suffering and starvation in war torn Europe In 1947 Czech Communist leaders expressed the wish to go to Paris to take part in the discussions of the Marshall Plan They were summoned to the Kremlin and told they would not attendPage 311 Jan Masaryk I went to Moscow as the Foreign Minister of an independent sovereign state I returned as a lackey of the Soviet Government This book gives us the history of Stalin s suppression of Eastern Europe how it tried but failed to do the same in Western Europe and how for a time he tried to impose his will on the Chinese Communists We are given full view of his cult of domination in the Soviet State much like Big Brother in George Orwell s 1984


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    Stalins Curse (FREE) In this book we are provided with Stalin’s conuest and domination of Eastern Europe during and then after World War IIThe author presents Stalin as the sole leader the dictator of the Soviet Union As he points out both Churchill and Roosevelt were duped by Stalin into thinking they could trust him They mistakenly dealt with him as they would another leader of the liberal democracies But Churchill did come to realize towards the

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    review Stalins Curse Stalins Curse (FREE) A serious analysis of the way Stalin shaped the communism first in USSR and then in Europe and AsiaEven in the Eastern Eur

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    Robert Gellately ¾ 0 Summary Stalins Curse (FREE) Bla bla bla Stalin is the one of the worst tyrants bla bla bla killed trillions with one handThe book for brainwashed apolo

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    review Stalins Curse Stalins Curse (FREE) This is a valuable complement to Manchester's The Last Lion much of which is about the budding relationship between Roosevel

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    Stalins Curse (FREE) Mr Gellately has crafted a readable account of Soviet foreign policy at the dawn of the Cold War Some myths are explored and debunked others ar

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    review Stalins Curse Robert Gellately ¾ 0 Summary Stalins Curse (FREE) According to Robert Gellately the author of this fine book millions of ordinary people have been inspired by Joseph Stalin; and millions have shouldered his actions and legacy as a curse Approximately 25 million people perished in the USSR as a result of some kind of repression the largest share undoubtedly during Stalin's reign Gel

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    Stalins Curse (FREE) Gellately uses an enormous amount of information in several languages he highlights Stalin’s geopolitical desi

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    Stalins Curse (FREE) Robert Gellately ¾ 0 Summary review Stalins Curse For anyone who favors Bernie Sanders or any other Socialist read this book Socialism Communismsame thingit does not work and this book will show you why This book covers Stalin's rule in the USSR The part set in WWII didn't have much that was new to me; but in the second half I learned a lot about Stalinism in the Cold War One of the best s

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    Robert Gellately ¾ 0 Summary Stalins Curse (FREE) It has become very fashionable to repeatedly insult the Soviet Union when you talk about it I suppose scholarly neutrality shouldn't get in the way of self righteousness Books on Hitler take for granted that he did evil things and don't need to constantly point it out It's self evident When there is a moral judgment it's often in the prologue or epilogue The same should be done for the USSR or Stalin I definitely like opinions and an analys

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    Stalins Curse (FREE) An interesting look at the post war Stalin era making good use of post 1991 revelations from Soviet sourcesI gave the book four stars instead of five because the organization of the book the shifting between Soviet domestic developm

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