Section 1 Introducing Russia before 1905: why was Russia so difficult to control?
what was life in Russia like at the beginning of the 20th century?
how was Russia governed? Section 2 How did the Bolsheviks come to power, 1905-1917?: modernizing Russia
why did Russia explode in 1905?
did things improve in Russia between 1906 and 1914?
steps to revolution 1914-1917 (the March 1917 Revolution)
why was there a second revolution in November 1917? Section 3 How did the Bolsheviks conslidate power?: why did the Reds win the civil war?
why did Lenin adopt the New Economic Policy?
how successful was the NEP? Section 4 Stalin: where did Stalin come from and how did he become leader of the Soviet Union?
was collectivism a success?
were the Five-Year Plans successful?
how did the Purges begin?
why did Stalin launch the Purges?
why did people confess?
did the Purges damage the Soviet Union?
how did Stalin keep control of the Soviet Union?
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