End of World War I Led to World War II Essay
Joseph Stalin was born on December 18, 1878 as Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jugashvili. Joseph Stalin had many health issues as a child. He was born with two adjoined toes on his left foot. At age seven, Stalin suffered from smallpox and his face became permanently scarred. At age twelve, he got into a horse-drawn carriage accident. The accident resulted in an injury to his left arm that left his arm shorter and stiffer than the other one.
At age sixteen, Joseph Stalin attended Georgian Orthodox Tiflis Spiritual Seminary in Tbilisi. Despite being raised as Georgian Orthodox, he became an atheist later in life and made atheism the official religion of Soviet Russia. He had done well in school until he got expelled for missing his final exams. After being expelled, Stalin joined the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party. Out of school, Stalin became a full-time revolutionary and lived off of donations.
Vladimir Lenin, a man who greatly admired by Joseph Stalin, eventually formed the Bolsheviks. Of course, Stalin eagerly joined the group. As part of the Bolsheviks, Joseph Stalin performed activities such as distributing propaganda, provoking strikes, staging bank robberies, and ordering assassinations. He rose rapidly through the ranks of the Bolsheviks