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Interactive video lesson plan for: Mini BIO - Joseph Stalin

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Watch a short video biography on Stalin's life, including his rise to Soviet power, his part in the October Revolution, and his murderous reign.

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Joseph Stalin's rise to power began during the October Revolution, when the Bolsheviks overthrew the Tsar and created a Communist Society. His forced industrialization of the Soviet Union caused the worst man-made famine in history.

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