斯大林的童年充满了仇恨。他的父亲会无缘无故地痛打他一顿。这使斯大林冷酷无情。另一方面，他的母亲宠坏了他，总是为他的不良行为找借口。这使得斯大林在很小的时候就认为他所做的一切都是好的。当斯大林在学校时，他试图以他们所做的每一件事来统治他的同学。他研究了同学的弱点，并采取行动，迫使其他孩子接受他的领导。斯大林把高耸的高加索山脉的文盲部落视为浪漫的英雄。他们很凶猛，什么也不做，直到得到他们想要的东西。13岁时，他第一次接触到科学思想。这些书使斯大林相信没有上帝。16岁那年，斯大林进入神学院。在神学院期间，他秘密参加了一个新的革命聚会。他把非法书籍走私进神学院。在这些书中，斯大林第一次学习了马克思主义的共产主义。他非常反对上帝的想法，他再也不能假装了。他的成绩从最好到最差，在毕业四个月前，他被开除了。尽管他很讨厌神学院，但它还是留下了自己的印记。它为职业革命者的生活而硬化。他还将宗教狂热应用于共产主义(Archer 19)。神学院的间谍系统是他秘密警察的灵感来源。1901年5月1日，斯大林率领2000名铁路工人与沙皇的军队发生了血腥的冲突。他逃离了被逮捕。他开始了一项不法之徒的生活，他的名字总是假名，总是从警察身边溜走。斯大林崇拜并鼓舞了列宁，因为他必须以伟大的目标来充实他的生活(Archer 23)。1902年4月5日，他终于被捕了。他认为这次挫折是积极的。他开始向社会民主党招募囚犯。1905年1月21日，斯大林宣布革命已经开始。1907年，他的妻子去世了。这使得斯大林比以往任何时候都更有讽刺、冷酷和报复心(Archer 35)。直到第一次世界大战，革命胜利并接管了俄国政府。1924年，列宁去世了，现在有一场斗争，谁应该统治俄罗斯。尘埃落定之后，是钢铁之躯约瑟夫·斯大林(Joseph Stalin)，他开始扮演俄罗斯历史上最优秀的统治者之一。
Stalin’s childhood was marked with hate. His father would beat him savagely for no reason. This made Stalin grim and heartless. His mother on the other hand spoiled him and always gave excuses for his bad behavior. This made Stalin think at a young age that everything he did was alright. When Stalin was in school he tried to dominate his classmates in everything they did. He studied his classmate’s weaknesses and acted upon their weaknesses to force the other children to accept his leadership. Stalin saw the illiterate tribes of the towering Caucasus Mountains as romantic heroes. They were fierce and stopped at nothing until they got what they want. When he was thirteen he was exposed to scientific thought for the first time. These books made Stalin believe that there was no god. At the age of sixteen, Stalin went to a seminary. While at the seminary he secretly joined a new revolutionary party. He smuggles illegal books into the seminary. It was in these books that Stalin first learned what Communism is by Marx. He was so much against the idea of god he wasn’t able to fake it anymore. His grades went from best to worst in the class and four months before graduation he was expelled. Even though he hated the seminary, it did leave its mark on him. It hardened for the life of a professional revolutionary. He also applied the religious fanaticism to Communism (Archer 19). The seminary’s spy system was the inspiration for his own secret police. On May 1, 1901, Stalin led two thousand railway workers into a bloody clash against the Tsar’s forces. He fled being arrested. He began an outlaw’s life taking on false names and always slipping away from the police. Stalin looked up to and inspired Lenin for having to fill his life with great purpose (Archer 23). On April 5, 1902, he was finally arrested. He viewed this setback as a positive. He began recruiting prisoners into the Social Democratic Party. On January 21, 1905, Stalin announced that the revolution has begun. In 1907, he wife died. This made Stalin even more sarcastic, cold, and vengeful than ever before (Archer 35). It wasn’t until World War I that the revolution won and took over the government of Russia. In 1924 Lenin had died and there was a struggle on who should now rule Russia. After the dust has settled it was the Man of Steel, Joseph Stalin, which began his role of being one of the best rulers in Russia’s history.