Stalin's Revolution: The Generalissimo

29 Jan 2018

On Monday, January 29, 2018, Mark Albertson presented the final lecture in his four-part series.

Join us for a lecture on Joseph Stalin, a man who left many legacies, but one of the most defining was that he took a nation from a backward peasant economy to an atomic bomb in 21 years.

Week 4: The Generalissimo

On June 22, 1941, Adolf Hitler hurled 3,300,000 German troops against the Soviet Union. A conflict which would help to see the transformation of the global dynamics of power, for the European colonial powers no longer dominated global affairs. A new balance of power arose to fill the void, the United States and the Soviet Union. The postwar history of the Soviet Union will be covered, up to the death of Stalin, March 5, 1953.

About the Presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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