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Stalin as a continuation of Lenin Communism is like a mining town The government owns the people They are forced to buy government food work for the government and follow what the government says or else No one can escape because their pachecks come from the same people they pay causing them to did themselves deeper and deeper into debt And they are forced to breath the cancerous air just as the Russians were forced to endure the terror Russia experienced communism in a horrible way first through Lenin and his Cheka then through Stalin and his concentration campsHow far would they go to achieve their goals They would stop at nothing Stalins personality was so similar to Lenins tha although they may have had separate motivations Stalin finished what Lenin started by gaining influence through power and using the first Five Year Plan Lenin and Stalin were of the same personality Both were extreme activists with an obsession with violence This quote from A Concise History of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes pp 104 describes the character of both Lenin and Stalin He knew of only two categories of men friend and enemy-those who follwed him and all the rest The two agreed on the point that anyone who did not agree with them was an enemy They both used this as an excuse to kill thousands of people The reason they were able to do this was because both wanted power and neither were afraid to act on their desires Lenin was an activist indeed a hyper-activist and it was this which made him such a violent figure This is also what made Stalin so horrible In the way Lenin acted on behalf of the revolution Stalin acted on behalf of himself Although their personalities were similar it can be argued that they had different ideals Lenin lived for the revolution and had a long-term goal of worldwide revolution
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