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Stalin, Joseph Vissarionovich(Encyclopedia)Stalin, Joseph Vissarionovich stä´ln, Rus. vsryô´nvch stä´lyn [key], 1879–1953, Soviet Communist leader and head of the USSR from the death of V. I. Lenin (1924) until his own deat...
Stalin(Encyclopedia)Stalin: see Varna, Bulgaria.
Wirth, Karl Joseph(Encyclopedia)Wirth, Karl Joseph kärl y´zf vrt [key], 1879–1956, German statesman. A leader of the Catholic Center party, he succeeded (1920) Matthias Erzberger as minister of finance. In 1921, Wirth beca...
Moscow Conferences(Encyclopedia)Moscow Conferences, meetings held between 1941 and 1947 at Moscow, USSR. At a conference in Sept.–Oct., 1941, American and British representatives laid the basis for lend-lease aid to the USSR in Wo...
Gori(Encyclopedia)Gori gô´r [key], city (1989 pop. 68,924), central Georgia. A rail junction, it has food processing plants. Mentioned in the 7th cent. as Tontio, it was later named after a fortress. Gori passed to...
Tehran Conference(Encyclopedia)Tehran Conference, Nov. 28–Dec. 1, 1943, meeting of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Premier Joseph Stalin at Tehran, Iran. The conference was held to stren...
Joseph I(Encyclopedia)Joseph I, 1678–1711, Holy Roman emperor (1705–11), king of Hungary (1687–1711) and of Bohemia (1705–11), son and successor of Leopold I. Joseph became Holy Roman emperor in the midst of the Wa...
Joseph(Encyclopedia)Joseph, 1714–77, king of Portugal (1750–77), son and successor of John V. Little inclined to rule, his reign was dominated by his minister, the marquês de Pombal. After Lisbon was partially destr...
Joseph(Encyclopedia)Joseph, one of the heroes of the patriarchal narratives of the Book of Genesis. He is presented as the favored son of Jacob and Rachel, sold as a boy into slavery by his brothers, who were jealous of ...
Joseph(Encyclopedia)Joseph (Chief Joseph), c.1840–1904, chief of a group of Nez Percé. On his father's death in 1871, Joseph became leader of one of the groups that refused to leave the land ceded to the United States...
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