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FC: 1 9 5 3 | By: Daniela Demuro
1: "We Didn't Start The Fire" is a song written by Billy Joel. This song contains the most well known events of the 1900's. Two lines contain a year, I had to research on 7 of these people or things mentioned from 1953, and here they are. | Introduction
2: Joseph Stalin was the dictator of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republic). Born on December 18th, 1879, and died on March 5th, 1953. He was a poor man, and became the leader of the largest country in the world. He put in jail all the people that helped him become leader because he was scared that they would turn against him and kill him as well. He was also very brutal with his own close friends, and he made himself appear in important events and make them seem way bigger than what they really were. physical state was not the best. His doctor diagnosed him with hypertension and advised him to take pills, or injections, and also recommended Stalin to leave the government, | Joseph Stalin
3: or to lower the amount of work he put in the government. Stalin did neither of the things he was recommended, and finally died on 1953. By the time he died, communist had spread to eleven countries. When the 1950’s arrived, Stalin’s health worsened. He had memory loss, he got tired easily, and his general , he got tired easily, and his general physical state was not the best. His doctor diagnosed him with hypertension and advised him to take pills, or injections, and also recommended Stalin to leave the government, or to lower the amount of work he put in the government. Stalin did neither of the things he was recommended, and finally died on 1953. By the time he died, communist had spread to eleven countries.
4: He was the Prime Minister for the Soviet Union. After Stalin’s death, he had the highest position he could have in his life. He became prime minister on march 6th, 1953, but was forced to resign this charge on march 13th, 1953 due to opposition. | After his resignation, he still worked in the office and he believed that a nuclear war would lead the world to its end. He was forced to be “Senior Party Secretary” for Nikita Khrushcher. He helped reduce the production of military weapons, increased the production of consumer goods, and provided more incentives for collective farm workers. He was forced to resign fully on February 1955 because most of his programs were denied by other leaders. | Georgy Malenkov
5: Even though Billy Joel mentions him on 1953, the big events in his life go from 1952 to 1954. He became the Prime Minister of Egypt on 1954, and kept this charge until 1956. On 1956, he became president until 1970. In 1952, he lead a coup that overthrew the royal family, and put Naguib as a general but kicked him out on 1954 and made himself Prime Minister. | Gamal Abdel Nasser
6: The Muslim Brotherhood tried assassinating Nasser, but they failed at it. In 1956, he made Egypt and entire socialist state, and that same year he nationalized the Suez Canal. Soon after that, Egypt received attacks from the Birtish, French, and Israeli and led his nation and Israel into a six-day war. When he accepted a U.S. peace plan for the six-day war, he suffered a heart attack and died.
7: He was a Russian composer and pianist. He was born on April 23rd, a 1891, and died on march 5th, 1953. He was born in Ukraine – Russian Empire. Prokofiev began playing piano at the age of five, and wrote an opera at the age of nine. He made his living by playing as a virtuoso. This means he was the best, no one could be better than him. He wrote nine operas in his life including the song for “Romeo and Juliet”, “The Love for Three Oranges” which was premiered in Chicago in 1921, and more. The government criticized his work saying it was terrible, and bad. This really shocked him and his health started worsening, and died on the same day was Joseph Stalin. | Sergey Prokofiev
8: He died long before 1953, but the work that he and his family did throughout the years is worth remembering. First of all, he is the most well known in the Rockefeller family. He was an American industrialist and philanthropist. This family made all the money they have from Petroleum and established “The Standard Oil Company” in 1870. By 1979 "The Standar Oil Company" controlled 90% of the US oil refinery and oil shipping. When the “antitrust” law was passed, | John D. Rockefeller
9: controlled 90% of the US oil refinery and oil shipping. When the “antitrust” law was passed, the Rockefellers were forced to split “The Standard Oil Company” up. They split it into what today is Chevron, Exon, Texaco and two more. John D. Rockefeller gave away about $540 million and gave the money the money to people through foundations and organizations. Some of the organizations were the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rockefeller University.
10: He was an American baseball player. He was born on November 19th, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died on May 23rd, 1993. He began playing in semiprofessional leagues at the age of thirteen in the team Philadelphia Sandlots. He began playing “Negro Leagues” baseball on 1937, and he played for the Washington Elite Giants. His position was being the catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was recognized for “National League’s Most Valuable Player” three times (years: 1951, 1953, and 1955). He is also recognized for his excellent hitting and batted forty-one home runs in | Roy Campanella
11: 1953. He played in five World Series, including 1952-1953 series. Campanella was elected to the “Baseball Hal of Fame” on 1969. In his MVP seasons (Most Valuable Player), he hit over 30 homeruns, and more than 100 runs batted in. he also holds the highest record of getting 57% of the runners who tried stealing bases in the history of Major Leagues.
12: Also known as Eastern Bloc or Soviet Bloc. It was made up by the following countries: Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Albania (for a while). Many of these countries were turned communist by force and by getting rid of all the politicians against the USSR rule. Yugoslavia was never part of the Communist Bloc. Its leader gained power during WWII, and kept a political distance | Communist | Bloc
13: and autonomy of the USSR, and this country stayed neutral all along the Cold War. Albania also gained power with no soviet help. It broke its relation with USSR beginning of the 1960’s. Finally, the Eastern Bloc dissolved with the collapse of all the socialist nations turning against the USSR. | Or... Eastern Bloc
14: Trivia | 1: Why did Joseph Stalin put the people that helped him rise to power in jail, and was so brutal with his close friends? | 2: What did Georgy Malenkov believe in? | 3: In what year did Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalize the Suez Canal? | 4: Why did Sergey Prokofiev's health worsened and caused him to drop out of playing music? | 5: What percentage of the US oil refinery and oil shipping did the company "The Standard Oil Company" control by 1879? | 6: What is Roy Campanella known to make history in the Series of Major Leagues? | 7: How did many of these countries become part of the Communist Bloc?
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17: The End!