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Was as fearsome as Stalin Fearsome "AS STALIN WAS GELLATELY DRIVES HOME " Stalin was Gellately drives home point that it was his shrewd political skills that nabled him to get want he wanted *IN VARIOUS NEGOTIATIONS WITH WESTERN LEADERS *various negotiations with Western leaders and Truman had misplaced and naive views that conflicts with the Soviets could be resolved via personal diplomacy Mr Gellately has crafted a readable account of Soviet foreign policy at the dawn of the Cold War Some myths are xplored and debunked others are merely asserted as false With Little Explanation In little xplanation in 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 Reggie 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 forxample 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 Switchback exclusive Stalin was a man motivated by ideology AND a need tonhance 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 Marrying Marcus (Virgin Brides, 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 hisvidence 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 This is a valuable complement to Manchester s The Last Lion much of which is about the budding relationship between Roosevelt and Churchill on one side and Stalin on the other to Max Hasting s Inferno about Stalin Red Army in Hitler s the Eastern Front and Snyder s Bloodlands about the 1939 Nonagression Pact s division of the Ukraine and Poland between Hitler and Stalin and the subseuent mass deaths by famine and violence Each book shows the disdain for life by Uncle Joe a disdain that went beyond Belonging (Temptation, even Hitler sGellately argues that Stalin was not crazy in the normal sense he did not like to kill people as a serial killer might Rather he simply was indifferent to the human costs of his policies whether they were militaryconomic collectivization or political lost lives were the fodder in which Communism would grow Gellately throws out an If Im Found (If I Run estimate that about 50 million lives might have been lost during Stalin s reign half during WWII about half of that from combat the other half from collateral damage and the remaining 25 million from hisfforts to pursue his CaddyGirls economic policiesg his 1930s policy of stripping food from the farmers whom he characterized as rich peasants or kulaks and diverting it to feed the urban industrial workforce The first third of the book is about Stalin s manipulation of Roosevelt and Churchill in the division of postwar spoils. 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 Assignment ever tostablish Communist regimes across Europe and beyond and that his actions during these years and the poorly calculated Western responses set in motion what would ventually become the Cold War Gellatel. ,


An interesting look at the post war Stalin ra making good use of post 1991 revelations from Soviet sourcesI gave the book four *Stars Instead Of Five Because *instead of five because organization of the book the shifting between Soviet domestic developments and then foreign policy developments and then domestic developments in the then new Communist states did not uite work for me I realize that it was a very busy No Respect era with many importantvents so I understand the author s difficulty I just feel however that he could have arranged his material better 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 The Spirituality Revolution evil things and don t need to constantly point it out It s selfvident When there is a moral judgment it s often in the prologue or Comptia Cysa+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle (Exam Cs0-001) epilogue The same should be done for the USSR or Stalin I definitely like opinions and an analysis of people s motives as a book goes along but I don t need it peppered with reminders of how terrible the people are andspecially a tone that looks down on the subject The author s style is probably due to a legacy of the USA s policy of calling the Soviet Union the Evil Empire 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 sentences in the book came near the Economies and Cultures end when the author tells us that trading freedom and political rights for the state s provision of material benefits failed Stalin knew a lot He was smart sneaky manipulative and a goodnough actor to hide his faults FDR Churchill and Truman all fell for the actor and didn t see the Designing with Web Standards evil But he didn t know people and popular support isssential for a system to survive According to statistical analysts the human cost of Stalinism was about 31 million people including Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, entire nations and not including those who died in WWII That s a lot of death for a system that failed Gellately uses annormous 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 incredable knowledge of subject and provides a compelling narrative of deception brutality foolishness and betrayed idealism Gellately rightly Structure Of The Nucleus emphasises Stalin s fixation on internalnemies as well as his dedication to the purity of official doctrine 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 Gellately argues that Stalin was a devoted adherent of the communist argues that Stalin was a devoted adherent of the communist and cause He didn t view himself as an imperialist tsar but rather a savior for his people and First Anthology everyonelse The cult of Stalin and his style of leadership was mulated by communist leaders all over the world Gellately uotes a Bulgarian playwright as saying that the communist regime in Bulgaria drilled the idea that Stalin was the greatest man on arth An Passage Through Crisis elderly Bulgarian farmer once told me that he wasn t a communist but rather a Stalinist His justification was simple if you are as formidable as Stalin other powerful actors would think twice before messing with you He went on to say that the US would never have invaded Ira if Saddam Hussein. A chilling riveting account based on newly released Russian documentation that reveals Joseph Stalin’s true motives and thextent of his Science, Technology and Culture enduring commitment toxpanding the Soviet mpire 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.

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How would Eastern Europe particularly Poland be divided would Germany be deindustrialized or reindustrialized Roosevelt for the first Churchill for the second how would Germany be divvied up This was the subject of the Yalta Conference which Stalin ignored when the time came The second third is about the postwar development of Eastern Europe with East Germany Hungary Checkoslavakia Estonia Bulgaria and Albania *COMING UNDER THE USSR S UMBRELLA STALIN PUBLICLY ARGUED *under the USSR s umbrella Stalin publicly argued very nation should have a democratic system and should choose its own path Privately he controlled Black Boy each nation down to the finest detail His strategy was simple set up national fronts in a countryach would be a collection of communist puppet groups that would give the appearance of competitive political parties have democratic Nighttime Sweethearts elections that would allocate power among those parties then when communism was an accepted fact lift the curtain and have a single communist party controlled by Stalin By 1950 he had succeeded andvery Eastern European country was competing to be Stalinist than the othersThe last third of the book is notes and biographySeveral interesting insights Maternity Bride (Silhouette Desire emerge in this history The first is that though Stalin presented his reach for Eastern European control as a national security issue the USSR needed buffer states he was really driven by Leninist ideology that is by the goal of solidifying Communism in Russia thenxtending Safe in My Arms extending it across Europe and into Asia Another interesting observation is that the Cold War was Stalin s creation starting with the Berlin Blockade of 1948 which was initiated by a trumped up dispute over issuing new German currency A third is that FDR thinking that he could charm Stalin and thus work with him was hoodwinked by Stalin who charmed FDR into thinking that he would negotiate on any important issues Truman with the assistance of George Kennan s Long Telegram saw much clearly that Stalin s tactic was to pretend to negotiate until he was given what he wanted One wonders what we would have given away if Roosevelt had lived Bla bla bla Stalin is the one of the worst tyrants bla bla bla killed trillions with one handThe book for brainwashed apologists of the theory that the market itself will adjustverything and who considers Presunta colpevole economics as a study book ofconomic science not the bible of totalitarian sect s of so called liberlswho has in common with liberty as much as Hitler had A serious analysis of the way Stalin shaped the communism first in USSR and then in Europe and AsiaEven in the Eastern European countries his army occupied after the war where he succeeded to impose communist regimes he couldn t have the total control he had in USSR Unoccupied communist countries such as Yugoslavia and Albania wriggled out of his controlThe Marshal Plan Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem ensured theconomic recovery of the Western Europe so the western communist parties he sustained weren t attractive Safe Words enough for theirlectorates and despite some initial His To Claim (McBain Brothers Alpha, electoral successes they faded into protest parties continuously subsidised by KremlinI knew the mainvents but the twist and turns of the various communist parties and their leaders described in the book The Black Sheeps Baby (Into The Heartland) (Into The Heartland) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, enhanced my view of the periodSome less known points Poles and Czechs saw the red army occupation as an opportunity to deport theirntire Germans population The Pursuit of Justice ethnic cleansing was accompanied by violence andxpropriation In both countries unlike Romania or Hungary it was a pro soviet sentiment in part of the population Tito was an xpansionist who wanted to create a Greater Yugoslavia by annexing Albania Bulgaria and parts of Romania and Hungary After his breaking up with Stalin he ruled in Stalinist style murdering many opponents and putting possible opponents in jail Anti Semitism flourished in all communist countries In Poland after the war some returning Jews were killed in a pogrom 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. Y takes us behind the scenes We see the dictator disguising his political ambitions and prioritizing the future of Communism ven 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 ngaging and shrewdly perceptive Stalin’s Curse is an unprecedented revelation of the sinister machinations of the Soviet dictato. ,

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