What If Stalin Died In War: A Changed World


What If Stalin Died In War: A Changed World

Stalin has played a great role in world wars, but there is a question about what changes would occur in the world. There are many controversies about this. Some say that the world would have been a better place. On the other hand, some groups of people say that it would have been like hell if he died in such a manner. In this article, we have tried to find out the results of Stalin’s death in the war between Soviet Russia and Poland. Let’s take a look at that.

Soviet-Polish War

This is one of the most cited cases and causes for alternate history scenarios. However, we are yet to discover any evidence of any story that would lead me to believe that there was a serious chance that this could have happened. Still, it is debated often enough to where we would address it.

What If Stalin Died In War: A Changed World
What If Stalin Died In War: A Changed World

By the time of the Soviet-Polish War, Stalin had been in command of an Army Group. He had been involved in a fierce rivalry with Trotsky up until this point, and this rivalry continued even to the detriment of the war effort. As the story goes, Stalin directed his forces at Lviv, despite orders from both Trotsky and Lenin, to send his forces to Warsaw.

Assuming that Stalin had been killed at Lviv, his army group would have been forced to retreat and reorganize. Even though there might have been a will to head to Warsaw, we believe that the Army Groups’ retreat and recovery would have cost so much time, as to make this an impossibility. Essentially, even though he had died in the war, he has still effectively caused the Soviets to lose it.

Effect In The World Due To The Death Of Stalin

At this point, the history of the west would have continued with a reactionary movement-building in Germany. However, Trotsky would have become the leader of the Soviet Union and would have carried out the ideal of Lenin, to include his New Economic Policy. It would’ve likely sustained Russian Nationalism, and increased economic production, but possibly at the cost of raw military-industrial output. However, the absolute opposite could’ve happened, as a healthy economy might have better-financed a “Five-Year Plan,” and certainly, Trotsky would have been just as aware of the threat of Hitler as Stalin.

Ultimately, the Soviet Union would have vastly different internal policies. Still, after the failure of the Polish War, Trotsky would adopt a policy of “Socialism in One State,” as Stalin did. So, therefore, their foreign policies wouldn’t have been as different as we might imagine. Casualty numbers during the Second World War might fluctuate, but ultimately, a very similar path through history would’ve been followed.

What If Stalin Died In War: A Changed World
What If Stalin Died In War: A Changed World

Bottom Line

So, this was our point of view about Stalin’s death in the war between Soviet Russia and Poland. Now it is up to you if you have different other theories regarding this. We would love to hear from you.

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