Monday, July 27, 2015

Fact of the Day: Stalin Prophecy

When Vladimir Lenin was dying, he wrote a testament about his views on Joseph Stalin and the future of his country. While he had considered Stalin an ally, he feared what his personal views, rude attitude,and thirst for power would do for the Soviet Union. He suggested that Stalin should no longer be General Secretary, but Stalin used his power to suppress the release of the letter until he could assume power. 

17 comments:

  1. Really amazing and interesting Adam!

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  2. A bit of a case here for "The Pot calling the Kettle Black".
    Lenin was just a brutal at Stalin. Lenin did start the Gulags!
    Stalin just perfected them.
    B.J Hunnicut

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  3. Now that is a fascinating bit of history.

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  4. Poor Lenin, he knew....................

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  5. Poor Lenin, he knew....................

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  6. Hmmm. A huge part of the history in a few words. Nice!

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  7. These two are like GoT characters, aren't they? Just saying....

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  8. I didn't know...thank u for sharing as always

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  9. A lot of interesting history in that country.

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  10. Oh, how different that might have been in the age of the Internet. A letter is easy to stop. Internet content, not so much.

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  11. Those with a thirst for power will do anything to get it

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  12. Wow these power struggles are so real.

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  13. I knew Stalin was a mean spirited and power hungry man....didn't know about the letter, tho. Thanks for bringing all these interesting facts to us, Adam...
    Oh, and regarding that huge, fun float on my post today...I think they bought it at Costco so it's probably like the one you saw...and it was sure fun. They just tie it to their boat dock...guess they could tie it to their anchored boat sometime.

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  14. Wow, those with power are kinda crazy.

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  15. I knew Lenin did not want Stalin to lead Russia.

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  16. This is very interesting. There's so little I know of Russian history.

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