2. Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin was the Soviet dictator in the USSR after Lenin’s death. He forced Russia into such rapid industrialization, that famine ensued – killing millions of people while millions of others were sent to death camps under his regime.
He was born on December 18, 1879, in a Russian peasant village. He was bullied his entire childhood, and because of this he developed an inferiority complex and a cruel streak. He did well in his schooling. His mother wanted him to become a priest. Instead, he joined a secret group in 1898, where he met Karl Marx and Vladmir Lenin…and the rest is history.
Photo taken 1892, age 13.