Assignment #1
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. Why was Rasputin so despised by so many groups in Russia?  Why did the Tsarina support him?
  2. What actions were taken by the new provisional government to reform the old tsarist government?  Identify the different political groups that disagreed on those actions?
  3. What were the political and theoretical differences between the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks?
  4. What was the appeal of the Bolshevik ideology to the Russian peasants and urban workers?
  5. Why did Kerensky's government fail?
  6. What was Lenin's view of the state?  Who would be the ruling class?  What did he mean by "the dictatorship of the proletariat?"
  7. According to Lenin, when would real communism be established?  What was the difference between socialism and communism?
  8. What was Lenin's program?  Why did it have more appeal?  How were they similar to those established by the Jacobins in France in 1793?  Where were the differences?
  9. Why did Lenin accept the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk?  What were its provisions?  Why was Lenin not that concerned with Russia's major territorial losses?
  10. Which groups resisted the new Communist regime in the civil war that broke out at the end of 1918?  What role did the Allied governments play in this conflict?  What factors helped the Bolsheviks triumph?
  11. What were the net results of the "Terror" and civil war for Russia?
  12. How did the Communist Party govern the Soviet Union in the early 1920s?
  13. What were the major components of Lenin's N. E. P.?  How was it a major turning point in the development of Communist Russia?
 
  Assignment #2
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. What were the ideological differences between Trotsky and Stalin?
  2. Why did Stalin, and not Trotsky, emerge as Lenin's successor?
  3. What was the underlying assumption of Stalin's First Five-Year Plan?  What were the specific parts of the Plan that dealt with agriculture?   with industry?
  4. Who gave Stalin the most resistance to his agricultural initiatives?
  5. How did Stalin mobilize an entire nation in making Russia an industrial giant almost overnight?  What techniques were used against those who couldn't or wouldn't measure up to the task?
  6. What change in revolutionary reforms were put into place by Stalin to establish social order?
  7. Why could it be said that Soviet Russia in the 1930s was Europe's true economic miracle?
  8. What caused the Stalinist purges of 1934-1939?  Who were the major targets of Stalin's wrath?  What were the final tallies of victims?
 

                
 
 
 

                
 
Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quiz --> chapter 28
  2. Other Quizzes:  A  
Outlines / Lecture Notes:
  1. "1914-1945" (Mr. Mercado)
  2. outline --> "The Failure of Conservative Modernization ---Russia and the Communist Revolution"
Review Sheets:
  1. Giant EHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS

 


   
 

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