Stalin was a great historical figure in the 20th century. Even his opponents praised him. After Stalin died, Churchill once commented: "When he took over Russia, Russia only had a wooden plow; When he passed away, Russia already had the atomic bomb." Stalin has been in charge of the Soviet Union for nearly 30 years. In addition to building the Soviet Union into an industrialized country, his most outstanding contribution is to lead the Soviet people to defeat the invasion of Nazi Germany and win the Great Patriotic War. .
At the beginning of the Soviet-German War, despite the heavy losses of the Soviet Union, it was beaten and unable to fight back. Stalin was unyielding and held a grand military parade on Moscow's Red Square and delivered a speech to boost morale. In the Moscow battle, leading the Soviet military and civilians to repulse the German army by 150-300 kilometers, causing the German army to lose more than 500,000 troops, 1,300 tanks, 2,500 artillery pieces, and 15,000 cars. This was the first major defeat for the German army since the beginning of the war, forcing the German army to shift from a full-scale offensive to a focused attack on the southern front.
After years of arduous battles, the Soviets captured Berlin and the Third Reich was destroyed. Hitler himself also set himself on fire. Hitler left this sentence in his suicide note: "If I am destined to be destroyed, then let the German people and me I die together, because they are ashamed of me. "Compared to Hitler's fate, Stalin was ranked alongside Churchill and Roosevelt as the world’s three giants.
It can be said that the most exciting period in Stalin’s life was leading the Soviet people in the National Defence War. . Not only did he have a rudimentary command on the battlefield, but also his diplomacy. This is what British Prime Minister Churchill and American President Roosevelt felt deeply..
At the "Big Three" meeting in Tehran in 1943, Stalin proposed one after another It is suggested that the constant pressure on Roosevelt and Churchill to open up the second battlefield as soon as possible, the two could not stand it, and tried to play with Stalin. Churchill said: "I had a dream today, dreaming that I became the master of the world!" Roosevelt said: "I also had a dream today, dreaming that I became a world leader.Master of the universe! What did you dream about, Marshal Stalin?"
They thought it would baffle Stalin, but Stalin replied slowly: "I dreamed that I neither approved the appointment of your Mr. Churchill , And did not approve the appointment of your Mr. Roosevelt. "Churchill and Roosevelt can be described as resourceful, but in front of Stalin, they have nothing but to eat.
During World War II, the Soviet Union lost more than 20 million people, while Britain lost less than 500,000 people. It should be said that it was the Soviet Union's military and civilian efforts to resist Germany, which saved Britain from the catastrophe. Churchill felt deeply about this. Although he threatened to strangle the Soviet power in 1918, at the Yalta banquet in 1945, he had to say: I would pray in the morning and wish Stalin a healthy life. Only Stalin can save the world!
Later, on the occasion of Stalin’s 80th birthday on December 21, 1959, Churchill delivered a meaningful speech in the British House of Commons, praising Stalin as A genius and indomitable commander, Stalin came to lead Russia, this is Russia's great happiness.