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					Soviet Union


      Lenin,
      Communism,Stalin,WW2,
      Cold War
Vladimir Lenin

   He was thrown out
    of Russia
   He returned and
    overthrew the gov’t
   Started a revolution
Russian Revolution

   Russian people began rioting
   Troops were sent in to put down the
    uprising
   A weak gov’t had taken over the Czars
   Lenin and his supporters pushed the
    weak gov’t aside
Communism

   Everyone is equal
   Everyone should share the work
    equally and receive equal share of
    rewards
   Gov’t controls everything
   Appealed greatly to many people
    (serfs)
   No longer rich vs poor
Building Communism

   Treaty ended the war, but not peace
   Civil war in Russia (lost millions)
   It lasted 3 years and the communists
    party gained victory
   U.S.S.R. was created (Union of the
    Soviet Socialists Republic)
Lenin

   He jailed and killed
    people who
    opposed him
   Lenin died in 1924
   Replaced by Josef
    Stalin
Stalin

   Dictatorship
   Make people suffer
   Live in terror
   Read page 190
WW2
   In 1939, Stalin signed
    an agreement with the
    Germans not to fight
    each other
   However, in 1941 3
    million Germans
    attacked Russia with
    tanks and airplanes
   German victory
    appeared likely
WINTER CAME

   Soviet cities were destroyed and
    Russia was in trouble, HOWEVER….
   Harsh Winter came and began
    pushing the Germans
    backwards….WHY???
   In 1945 Soviet troops captured Berlin,
    the capital of Germany
RUSSIA

            Moscow

         Imperial Russia

            U.S.S.R

             Russia
Cold War

   After WW2 The U.S. and Soviet Union
    were the world’s 2 strongest countries
   WAR OF WORDS, no fighting
   Nuclear Bombs are created (early
    1960’s
   U.S. wanted to stop the spread of
    communism (iron curtain)
Collapse of an Empire

   By 1980, people lost faith in the
    communists system
   Mikhail Gorbachev made changes in
    the Soviet system in 1985
   He reduced gov’t control of the
    economy
   Countries started abandoning
    communism
THE END

   In 1991 the Soviet Union broke apart
   Today, Russia faces huge challenges,
    after years of hardships
   Russians today need to build a new
    way of life

				
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