was stalin really evil or just a meme, i dont get it.
i mean he won ww2 industrialized and stabilized the soviet union, some times the price you pay you pay with bodybags
His economic progress is actually pretty unimpressive compared to what democratic countries like Japan and Singapore managed to pull off.
And he's the reason so many Russians died in WW2. He let Hitler mass three million troops on the Russian border and actually believed Hitler when he said it was for an invasion of Britain.
That after killing two thirds of his general staff.
Yes, commies estabilished succesful education (tsarist russia was super backwards, most of people couldn't read before revolution) and industrialized country. But they were incompetent and inefficient as fuck, especially Stalin who would purge thousands of officers over his paranoia what would ultimately lead to humiliation against Finland and extreme loses in war against Germany among other things. Dont believe memers who claim that hurr durr it was necessary to kill insane amount of civilians in order to have a chance against Germany.
And the reason why he isn't as blackened as Hitler is simple. He won.
That's like asking was Hitler really evil or just a meme.