Facts on the Nobel Peace Prize
Joseph Stalin, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922-1953), was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 and 1948 for his efforts to end World War II. Adolf Hitler was nominated once in 1939. Incredulous though it may seem today, the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939, by a member of the Swedish parliament, Brandt... He never intended the nomination to be taken seriously.
Stalin: Das Prinzip der Gewalt
The rise of Stalin: Josef Stalin begins advocating "Socialism in One Country," which says that the Bolsheviks should focus building communism in the countries they already control rather than spreading the revolution. This draws to him many like-minded Party members but puts him in ideological opposition to Trotsky, Kamenev, and Zinoviev.