One has to wonder how a brutish and uneducated neanderthal like Joseph Stalin rose to become the Supreme leader of the Soviet Union. There is a compelling
argument that he had the support of Standard Oil and John D. Rockefeller.
By the turn of the Twentieth century, Rockefeller's Standard Oil, had become a global behemoth. It was a company built through corporate spying and sabotage, a secretive and ruthless organization that sought complete control of oil through compacts and agreements. Russian oil, specifically the Baku oil fields, were the greatest threat to the Rockefeller monopoly.
In the mold of previous thugs that Rockefeller had used to disrupt and hobble his competition, Joseph Stalin emerged from the Baku oil fields to wreak havoc on the Russian oil industry. He became the devious mastermind behind the strikes and demonstrations that beset Standard Oil’s competition.
Baku was the center of revolutionary activity. The socialist ideas of men like Germany’s Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin spread from there to the rest of tsarist Russia. The oil industry’s own distribution system was used to spread propaganda and stir unrest throughout the country. Standard Oil flourished as the Russian economy fell into tatters.
The revolutions in Russia, from the turn of the century until Stalin consolidated power, mirrors the battles being fought over Russian oil. Rockefeller had no love for the Russian tsars who were refusing to cooperate with him, or the Rothschild family who controlled much of the Russian oil industry. It is likely that he took steps to derail their ambitions.
When the Bolsheviks came to power, Standard Oil was the first in with the Communists. American oil took the opportunity to establish companies in Russia. These men weren’t the fierce ideological anti-Communists they played later in life, instead they were looking to make money and they saw Stalin as a dictator they could work with. They applauded when Lenin, Bucharin, and Trotsky were eliminated as political threats, but they turned on Stalin with a vengeance when he nationalized the oil industry.
It's a fascinating question to ponder; was Joseph Stalin a product of the Standard Oil empire? Is John D. Rockeweller responsible for bringing to power one of the worst men in history?