Joseph Stalin was born on December 18, 1878 in Georgia. He was belligerent in enforcing laws and acted in a paranoid manner. He would send out the Cheka (secret police) to spy on people who would possibly try to overthrow him. Stalin acted on impulse and enforced purges on foreigners, "enemies of the state" and the Jews. He was a communist and wanted a socially equal society. He managed to kill 20 million Russians, defeat the Nazis and destroy their economy.