The Cartoon shows Stalin trying to spread communism to other part of the world, trying to make sure that communism is what every leader of a country is using to lead their people. This means that Stalin is using political methods such as talking to the leaders of each country and persuading them to start communism in their country. I chose this source as it clearly shows that Stalin is trying to make the USSR bigger in order to spread communism to other countries.
The source says," Thank you Stalin, for a happy childhood!" The children are smiling up towards Stalin with bouquets of flowers in their hands. I chose this source as it shows that the children were very grateful for Stalin's rule as it gave them a chance to have a "happy childhood". This means that Stalin's rule was beneficial to the children of the USSR at the time as they were growing up.
The picture shows Stalin and Winston Churchill having a meeting in Moscow, 1944. I chose this picture as it shows that Stalin wants to meet with the leaders to try and build bonds between leaders and gain more allies. This is beneficial for the USSR and they would spread themselves out to further countries, strengthening the USSR with more allies that can back her up during conflicts with other countries.
The picture shows many people of the USSR holding up banners of Stalin. This shows that Stalin is supported by the people of the USSR as a leader. I chose this source as it clearly shows that Stalin managed to win over many of the people's heart to support him through his political journey. This is beneficial for the USSR as it means that the people are following Stalin willingly, instead of reluctantly which will let Stalin have more power over the people and there would be lesser riots to overthrow Stalin.
The video talks about Stalin calling in the people of the USSR to fight in World War II in 1941, with the enemy, the Fascist Army only a few dozens of kilometers away from Moscow where he was giving his speech. I chose this source as it shows that Stalin was defiant against the other countries that were not part of the USSR. This shows that Stalin was a very hard-headed man and would do anything to make himself feel proud. This is beneficial to the USSR as he puts alot of confidence into the people who are fighting on behalf of the USSR and this will boost the people's moral to fight and defend their motherland.
The video shows the young children of the USSR who are willing to follow the rule of Stalin to always be loyal to their country. I chose this source as it shows how loyal the children are to their country and will listen to Stalin and is willing to protect their motherland in case anything would happen. This is beneficial for the USSR as the children are the future of the USSR and in order to make sure that the communist rule lives on, the children have to accept communism and continue it in the future.