FC: Born: December 18, 1878 in Gori, Georgia Died: March 5, 1953 in Kuntsevo, Russia Best Known as: leader of the Communist party of the Soviet Union 1922-1953 | Born: April 20, 1889, in Braunau am Inn, Austria Died: April 30, 1945, in Berlin, Germany, by suicide Best known as: leader of Nazi Germany who instigated World War II | Stalin and Hitler. Two Men. Two Countries.
1: Whose crimes were worse? Stalin or Hitler? | If only basing your answer on deaths. Hitler was worse.
2: Did Stalin and Hitler kill their own men? | Stalin did kill more of his own men than Hitler did?Hitler also did kill some of his own also but not at many.
3: Why was Hitler so hated by many of his own people and other Europeans? | Hitler was worse because the brand of hate he preached lived beyond him, AND inspires other races to hate back with equal or greater intensity?
4: If Stalin still killed many people, why don't Americans take notice of him more as we do Hitler? | We as Americans supported him and his Soviet party during the end of World War II.. Many in Hollywood supported them in thoughts and spoke out in theirr behalf and whether we like it or not Hollywood influences our lives.
5: What challenges did Stalin and Hitler and face? | Stalin had a larger challenge with multiple languages/ethnics to unite against non-communism, capitalization, and used force against all dissenters | Hitler had the Germanic speaking Aryans and 'everybody else'. Judeo-Christians were defined as the 'bad guys'; he wanted the Roman Empire put back together with him & his in charge.
6: How did Stalin and Hitler get along? What was their relationship like? | Both Stalin and Hitler hated each other during the interwar period leading up toward WWII. Nazi fascism and communism do not get along.
7: Yet they signed a non-agression act and split Poland between them. This is speculated to be caused by Germany's need to stay out of a 2 front war and Russia feeling cut out of discussions about European affairs- mainly the Munich Agreement; where the Sudetenland was given to Germany. The non-agression pact was not a treaty where they help each other and become allies, but an agreement not to invade each other's country, territorys, and area's of interest.
8: How was Stalin liked by his own country? | Stalin was one of the most powerful dictators the world has ever known. His impact on the twentieth century was possibly greater than that of any other individual. During his lifetime he aroused a great deal of hatred, and even greater amount of fear, and a certain amount of respect.
9: How was Stalin liked by his own country and what was his lasting impression? | It is difficult to relate it to all the horrors - wars, massacres and concentration camps - with which, quite rightly, we will always associate the name of Hitler. Even long after these events it is still very difficult to unravel the chain of circumstances that connects an ordinary childhood in a quiet Austrian town with an evil and ruthless dictatorship that ruled Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.
10: What were the roads to power like for Hitler and Stalin? | The roads to Power of both Hitler and Stalin were different. Hitler took the power as a result of appointment as a chancellor and having a solid base in his party – NSDAP which gained very big social support in the elections. Later he has strengthen his position quickly and became the leader.
11: For Stalin it took more time because, despite his important position in the Party he had to remove his contenders, who were very strong and popular, and he managed to do it by very complicated political actions – such as changing the sides and out manoeuvring the contenders. After gaining the unquestionable power they both ‘cleaned’ their surrounding by Great Purges in the USSR and the Night of Long Knives in the III Reich.