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Josef was not one of the decisive players in the Bolshevik seizure power in 1917. But soon he rose through the ranks of the party; in 1922 he was made general secretary of the Communist Party. A post not considered particularly significant at the time but which gave him control over appointments and thus allowed him to build a base of support. After Lenin’s death 1924, he promoted himself as his political heir and gradually outmaneuvered his opponents. By the late 1920’s, Josef was the ruler of the Soviet Union. After World War 2, the Soviet Union when into the nuclear age and ruled over an empire which had most of Eastern Europe. Paranoid, Josef died of a stoke on March 5, 1953.
Josef was the fourth child to do be born by his mother in less than four years, and the other three died. Josef Stalin was prone to bad health because of his brothers dying before he came out. (http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUSstalin.htm) Josef’s father was a bookmaker and his mother took into washing. Stalin was expelled from Tiflis Theological Seminary in May of 1899. Stalin was expelled from Tiflis Theological Seminary because of disrespect to authority and reading forbidden books. The real reason Stalin was expelled because Stalin tried to turn his fellow classmates into Marxism. by Tyler Mendez.