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1953 Research:Joseph Stalin:Stalin rose to power in the early 20thcentury, becoming the leader of the Soviet Union in 1924. Heestablished the USSR as a dominant world power which held a great deal of influence over globalpolitics, economics, and conflict. The communist state, under Stalin’s control, played a significant role inWW2, as well as in post war interactions. Promoting communism and causing a Red Scare in the UnitedStates, Stalin finally saw his end to control over Russia on March 5, 1953, when he passed away due to aheart attack. While present day Russia doesn’t exactly resemble that of the USSR, Stalin could becompared to current president Vladimir Putin who has been working to maintain political power for 17years and counting.Malenkov:Georgy Malenkov was an old-time Bolshevik who made his way up the hierarchy of the Communistparty. With support from Joseph Stalin, Malenkov continued to increase his power behind the scenes,though many in the party did not take him seriously. After Stalin’s death in 1953, Malenkov succeededhim as president for a short while, in which time he “called for cuts in military spending and eased up onpolitical repression in the Soviet Union and the eastern bloc nations.” However, Malenkov was quicklyreplaced by the efforts of a more hardcore communist Nikita Khrushchev who helped ensure Malenkov

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