Joseph Stalin was the leader of Russia during World War 2
Stalin's early life was a hard one. He was born in December as Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili later he changed his name to Joseph Stalin meaning "Man on Steel."
How Did he impact the world?
He turned Russia from a poverty ridden society to an industrial power. Governments took control of farms and if they said no he would kill them. He ruled with terror and he killed at least 20 million people.