Born Iosif Visarionovich Dzhugashvili in 1879. His birthplace was a town called Gori in Georgia. Born into crushing poverty, and beaten by his drunken father, he was steered with the help of his stern mother into education at a Seminary during his teens.

Here he disovered literature (then banned) by Karl Marx and became influenced by a small group who met secretly to discuss his concepts. From these experiences, being exposed to Marxist ideology, he rejected his religious education and became an atheist and professional revolutionary.

Firstly adopting the pseudonym Koba, a romantic fictional character of Georgian novels he read, he became obsessed with Lenin and the revolutionary movement occurring against the Tsars in Russia.

A bank robber, and ruthless agitator, he spent alot of time in Siberian exile, earning himself a reputation as a committed revolutionary.

Later he changed his pseudonym to Stalin, meaning Man Of Steel, and rose through the ranks of the Bolshevik faction of the Social Democratic Workers Party, although he was not able to fully penetrate the inner intellectual circles of the movement until the Bolsheviks took full power in 1917.

He was never considered a theorist or fellow intellectual by members of the top ranks in the movement, but his genius was demonstrated in the loyalty and influence he had garnered when orgainsing the rank and file of the revolutionary movement. His power base lay firmly in the grass roots. He used this to gain control of the Party and rid the revolution of his Nemesis, Leon Trotsky.

His second wife, Nadezhda Alliluyeva became his lover while he fought against Tsarist forces during the Russian civil war following the revolution. She shot herself dead in despair during the 1930's, during the time of the Ukrainian famine, a result of Stalin's polices of forced collectivisation. And, vindictive subjugation of those who opposed him.

When he took power, Stalin then ruled with ruthless disregard for human life for nearly quarter of a century until 1953. The revolution was turned into his own tool of revenge and narrowmindedness, the state reorganised into his own personality cult.

Killing millions with his polices of modernisation and collectivisation, he transformed the Soviet Union into a major world power, and at one time the second largest industrial giant (America being No 1). But the human cost leaves his achievments tainted permanently.

The Soviet Union's role in the Second World War was instrumental in defeating the Nazis, and this is sorely and disrespectfully not recognized.

A great man, no doubt, but great for too many wrong reasons. A Modernizer, and mass murderer.

He had the affectionate name Uncle Joe attached to him by American propagandists who wanted to create an image of the man in which the American people could trust, while the anti-communist USA was allied with the USSR during WWII.
"Lenin left the people a great legacy, and we his heirs have fucked it up"

Stalin upon hearing of the Nazi invasion of the USSR- 1941.
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The man responsible for the most deaths caused worldwide. This is hardly recognized, and those he killed were his own people, and those from small, helpless countries he prior infested with communism.
Stalin, Mao, and Hitler, in that order have caused the most human deaths.
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A non-scientific measure of the level of staleness of a food item. Usually used when referring to stale candies such as sour keys and wine gums.

The test is comprised of wiggling (or squeezing if it is too small to be effectively wiggled) the item between the thumb and the forefinger and observing its stiffness relative to it's stiffness in its fresh state. The greater the deviation in this comparison, the greater it's degree of stalinity.
These candies are always best stale. Leave the bag of them open for the night and check their stalinity in the morning. If they are good and stale we will eat them then!
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verb past ten: to edit or change online statuses, comments and images to retrospectively 'correct' them. Based on the practice of Stalinist Russia editing out from photos and writings the images and names of old Bolsheviks who had fallen from favour
I worte 'write' 'right' in my facebook status but I realised I could Stalin it before anyone but Josh noticed.
Past tense Stalined
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To be twice as evil as Hitler and not receive any credit for it.
WTF? Why is everybody always pissin about that sick fag Hitler and his Nazi homo buddies when Stalin and communism/socialism is way more evil?????
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1. A crazed douche whose country would have been better off under Hitler.

2. His hatred of capitalism can be traced to the fact that he lost his nads to an industrialized blender mistaking it as a pleasuring machine.

3. A man who blamed communism's failure on perceived "rich" people or upper class, and measured Russia's success in the amount of "bourgeious" killed.
Secretary: How many did you kill today Stalin?
Stalin: Only 3,000. Hey. It's been a stressful day.
Secretary: You're losing it.
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