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Facts about Joseph Stalin

Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953. This means that he was the center of power in the USSR during the years in which the Cold War was beginning. His attitudes towards the West and towards Eastern Europe helped to bring about the Cold War.

Born on December 18, 1879, in Gori, Georgia, Joseph Stalin rose to power as General Secretary of the Communist Party, becoming a Soviet dictator upon Vladimir Lenin's death.Jan 9, 2018

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