Stalin was useful for the USSR. Yes, Stalin was useful for the USSR. While many of the things that Joseph Stalin did were inhumane, he helped implement a political ideology and made the USSR a world power. This makes his leadership useful, even if the USSR was a place of violence with very few civil liberties
Though at the beginning of his regime he was shaky, he rose out to be a pretty good foundation for the USSR/CCCP. He implemented free schooling and promoted women's rights in Russia. In fact he turned Russia for its barbaric state in 1917 to a world power in only 20 years. Stalin implemented three 5 year plans that ended up saving Russia. His plan built up Russia's workforce and Industry to an immense size. It was because of this powerful workforce formed by Stalin that in world war 2 Russia was able to fight of the Germans. If not for Stalin, the USSR would never be a power and Russia would be a third world country today.
Yes Stalin was harsh and at times considered cruel, he implemented a communistic society which in theory would have worked. His ideas became too washed out and grey as time went on which was part of his downfall. During WWII he did bring moral boost to the land as he fought back the Germans which in turn only helped his dictatorship.
Yes, Stalin was useful for the USSR. While many of the things that Joseph Stalin did were inhumane, he helped implement a political ideology and made the USSR a world power. This makes his leadership useful, even if the USSR was a place of violence with very few civil liberties.
The things Stalin did to his own people is evidence enough that he was not useful. You cannot commit the crimes he did and be considered a man who advanced his civilization. Yes Stalin fought back against Germany, and yes he made Russia a Superpower. But there is no doubt that if Stalin had not been the guy, whoever would have taken the position would have also fought back and defended his land. He would have also worked towards making his nation a super power. These are common goals of all leaders.
Stalin was useful for the USSR, in that he took control of a basically backwards, agrarian nation and made it into a world superpower. However, he did so using brutal means that were harmful for the country in the long run, and virtually ensured the Soviet Union's eventual collapse. Whatever Stalin's accomplishments, if a leader today is referred to as "Stalinist," it is not a compliment.