A Soviet political leader of the twentieth century. Stalin ruled the Soviet Union, often with extreme brutality, from the death of Lenin in the early 1920s until his own death in the early 1950s. His policies of collectivization, which abolished private ownership, were followed by political purges in which thousands of Communist party officials were killed, usually on trumped-up charges of treason. (See Stalin's purge trials.) Stalin led the Soviet Union in its costly victory in World War II; the country again lost huge numbers. President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Britain met with Stalin in 1945 to produce the Yalta agreement. Stalin's expansion of Soviet influence after World War II contributed to the cold war.
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“I heard them say, ‘He was shot twice,’” the father, Joseph Dossi, remembers.
Bergoglio ran second to Joseph Ratzinger, who became Benedict XVI.
In an act of corporal punishment that we at the Daily Beast do not condone, Joseph grabbed Him by the ear and “pulled hard.”
Joseph LaRocca says some companies are upping the ante in terms of fending off return fraudsters.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cops launched a flash grenade through the window and officer Joseph Weekley fired, fatally striking Stanley-Jones.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joseph, with his liberal ideas, had attempted to free the people from clerical thraldom.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Jacob robbed his brother of his birthright by trading on his hunger; Joseph robbed a whole people in the same way.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Joseph Towers died; a printer, bookseller, and afterwards a preacher with the title of LL.
Joseph Blanco White, an English preacher and controversial writer, died, aged 67.
Joseph White, an eminent English divine, and oriental scholar, died.