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BC: Bibliography Biography channel/ 742/ Joseph Stalin life http://biography.jrank.org/pages/6482/Georgi-Maksimilianovich-Malenkov-(-1903-%E2%80%93-1988-).html http://www.biography.com/articles/Nelson-Rockefeller-9461384 http://www.allsands.com/sports/history/roycampanella_ttk_gn.htm http://library.thinkquest.org/27629/themes/society/rsbloc.html#

FC: We didn't start the fire By: Christian Aloisio

1: We didn't start the fire By: Billy Joel This song written by Billy Joel a singer from the 60s talks about events that had happen since Billy Joel was born. here is an analysis of five subjects presented in the song, these are about the Communist leader Joseph Stalin, the personal secretary of Stalin (Malenkov), the business man Nelson Rockefeller, the first Negro baseball player playing on the white leagues Roy Campanella and the Communist Bloc (also known as the Communist side of Europe).

2: Joseph Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin born in December 8 1878 He was the born in the Soviet Union on a little province call Gorgian in USSR; He was the first president that brought the Communist party to the Soviet Union between the years of 1922 to until his death in 1953. He never stops with the idea of everyone fallowing his communist party, because the ones who disobey were murder by the Communist party. For him the Communist party was the best for USSR because the country was in a huge depression between wars and the Communist party was the only way that could help the country. http://www.pacoredo.org/IMAGES/jose_stalin.jpg

4: Georgy Malenkov Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov born 1901 on Dec, Oremburg, Russian Empire and he died on 1988 on Jan 14, near Moscow. In 1919 he conscripted into the Red Army and Joined the Russian Communist party, in 1925 he graduated in engineering in the University of Moscow, and then he gets involved in the Russian Communist party. He attracted the attention of the central committee of the CPSU and he got elected to be Stalin’s personal secretary. http://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/m/pics/malenkov-georgy.jpg

6: Nelson Rockefeller Nelson Rockefeller born on July 8, 1908 Bar Harbor Maine US and died on Jan 26, 1979 in New York, Nelson Rockefeller was the son of John D. Rockefeller a business man, he was the grandson of one of the wealthiest mans on US. His family was the founders of the oil company petroleum; he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1930 and worked for many families enterprises. He was a Republican in the Democratic administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rockefeller rose to the position of assistant secretary of state for Latin American affairs in 1944. http://www.kinglyheirs.com/NewYorkStateRailroads/images/NelsonRockefeller.jpg

8: Roy Campanella Roy Campanella was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian on November 19, 1921 and he began playing baseball when the Africans Americans are allowed to start playing baseball, these leagues were called Negro leagues. He started playing professional baseball and he became the first black catcher in major leagues history, Campanella in 1937 he started playing with the giants in the Negro league, he had to children so he tried his best so he could get in the professional white skin league and trying of stopping the discrimination, Brooklyn Dodgers were looking for African American players to integrate major league baseball so they first called Jackie Robinson but then in 1946 they finally called Campanella to joined the Dodgers. Fnially he end up being the first color skin catcher of the Dodgers, after being send back to minor leagues he is ask to come back because of his good skills in the sport. http://www.roycampanella.com/images/index_a2.jpg

10: Communist Bloc For 40 years Europe was divided by an Iron curtain which lay between the communist and non-communist states. In 1945 the Soviet troops get in many countries and dominated the are the two zones the two zones were call the Eastern zone and Western zones, in 1949 the soviet occupied Germany was named Democratic Republic. Many people try to escape to the West in search of a better life, to try to stop this flow of refugees; the Berlin Wall was built by the government of the GDR. http://www.our-lady.net/misc/images/our-lady/communistbloc.jpg

12: Quiz 1.In which years Joseph Stalin brought the communist to the Soviet Union? 2.In which business of Nelson Rockefeller was his family related? 3. Why did he attract the attentions of President Stalin so he chose Malenkov to be his personal secretary? 4.Why was Roy Campanella asked to play on the white leagues? 5.Why some people were trying to escape to the other side of the communist bloc?

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