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Stalin - monster or necessary evil?

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Revision tip and answer preparation

Revision tip

Look back through the pages in this topic - Stalin - and find the evidence that suggests:

  • Either that Stalin was a necessary evil - cruel, but the genius who was needed to modernise and save Russia.
  • Or that Stalin was an out-and-out monster who achieved little and hurt millions. You will find that there is evidence for both views.

Answer preparation

As part of your revision, think about the arguments and facts you would use to explain:

  1. What the impact of Stalin's rule on the people of the Soviet Union was.
  2. How the Soviet people were affected by the changes Stalin enforced.
  3. Whether Stalin was a good thing or a bad thing for the Soviet Union.

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