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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 6 months ago

Why did Stalin get away with genocide?

It seems unfair the nazis committed horrendous war crimes and were rightly punished, only Stalin imprisoned or killed milllions of his own people, way more than Hitler and his regime did, yet Stalin got away with it

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  • 6 months ago

    Stalin scared the schit out of people and he started early.

    He also destroyed anyone who he felt was his enemy, most of whom were in his own government.

    He was ruthless. Ive heard stories from old people who knew people were killed for simply showing him that they were afraid.

    Many people in Russia praise him but the fact of the matter is, he altered the history of the country for decades. He set the economy back at least 20 years with his purges. And he created a relationship with the United States which remained adversarial up until the fall of the Soviet Union.

    people were afraid of him long after he died

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Actually Stalin committed many crimes abroad as well- Think about how many people died in Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia in 1939 and 1944/5 when these countries were invaded. And it was not any better in other occupied places like Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria and even Czechoslovakia.

    ANd he was not punished because he was on the winning side AND had a powerful army.

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  • blu
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    6 months ago

    Stalin was on the side that won the war so he avoided war crimes. He would have considered holding him accountable an act of war and the world was fed up w/ war.

    As a sovereign nation, his domestic atrocities were within. His people didn't stop him, who was going to sacrifice lives to do it?

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  • Athena
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Who was going to stop him?

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  • 6 months ago

    First, Stalin had atomic weapons. The USA will not risk its own destruction to conduct a humanitarian intervention or launch a war to remove a despot.

    Second, Stalin was necessary in order to have a Cold War and split the world into two armed camps. Many many vested interests on both sides were in favor of that dynamic and they got away with it for half a century.

    • Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      ...which is why Truman fired MacArthur.

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  • 6 months ago

    Because he killed anyone who objected

    so all objectors were either dead or silent

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  • 6 months ago

    First, the USSR was needed to rid the world of Hitler and Nazism...once that was achieved the world needed a break from war and then Stalin got The Bomb...that forever changed the nature of war and diplomacy...

    Second, if you travel and study the world, you'll find that the notion of "humanitarian wars" is largely an American thing...and you'll find that the collective threshold of tolerance for genocide is actually higher than what you may think... consider the global reaction to the Balkan Wars during the 1990s...and the policies of containment and "police actions" vs. calls for wide-scale invasion and occupation...

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    He killed anyone who criticized him. That tends to deter people from saying anything.

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  • 6 months ago

    No one was able to stop him. It took a world wide effort to bring Hitler to an end.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Whereas if they kept their noses out of it in the 1st place, there'd have been no U.S.S.R. & Hitler would have led an independent economically giant empire in E. Europe that wouldn't need world trade. The capitalists couldn't have that.

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  • 6 months ago

    The Nazi's started a war.

    The Nazi's lost the war they started.

    The lossing Nazi leadership (that could be found) were tried and punished.

    Had the Nazi's not started the war, they quite possibly they could have gotten away with it to.

    Stalin was smart enough to not start a war he couldn't win.

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    • Killmouseky
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      invade Slovakia (23 - 31 Mar. '39) & Italy to invade Albania (7-12 Apr. '39), U.S.S.R. to invade Finland (30 Nov. '39 - 13 Mar. '40), etc. I could list DOZENS of others, but the point is made.

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