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What were the main causes of Josef Stalin being totally ruthless and unforgiving

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    What were the main causes of Josef Stalin being totally ruthless and unforgiving towards

    his countrypeople in terms of becoming POWs and forced laborers in Nazi Germany during World War II?

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  2. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 3 years ago

    Down to the nuts and bolts of it, Stalin was a narcissistic and sadistic *sshole.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I tried to write that out without the * but got a message the word didn't comply to Hubpages standards. Very sorry there.

    2. Old-Empresario profile image82
      Old-Empresarioposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well, he was from the Caucasus. That's historically a very violent and unforgiving part of the world.

  3. Old-Empresario profile image82
    Old-Empresarioposted 3 years ago

    Stalin was not acting much differently from certain Czars who came before the 1917 Revolution. That was what absolute rulers did in Russia. Communist Russia was not much different at all from Imperial Russia. There was just a name change and some face changes, but that was it. The cruel aspect of governance in Russia goes back to a combination of static and superstitious Byzantine culture and Mongolian totalitarianism.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Stalin was a latter day tsar.h His idol was Ivan the Terrible, one of the most ruthless tsars in Russian history.You're right that the Russian government was totalitarian in nature. It goes back to the Mongols to the tsars to Communists.

 
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