Syllabus Document Russia and the Soviet Union 1917 - 1941

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May 31, 2023
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Option F: Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1941 Content Focus Students investigate key features of the history of Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1941. The Historical concepts and skills content is to be integrated as appropriate. Key features Bolshevik ideology in theory and practice competing visions for the Bolshevik Party and the USSR Bolshevik consolidation of power political and economic transformation social and cultural transformation nature and impact of Stalinism aims, nature and effectiveness of Soviet foreign policy Content Students investigate: Survey Bolshevik consolidation of power, including: - an overview of Bolshevik ideology, the October coup 1917 and early Soviet government - the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the Civil War and the introduction of the New Economic Policy Focus of study The Bolsheviks and the power struggle following the death of Lenin, including: - the impact of the Bolshevik consolidation of power, including the creation of the USSR - power struggle between Stalin, Trotsky and other leading Bolshevik figures in the 1920s - reasons for the emergence of Stalin as leader of the USSR by the late 1920s The Soviet State under Stalin, including: - the nature of the USSR under Stalin, including dictatorship and totalitarianism - economic transformation under Stalin and its impact on Soviet society, including collectivisation and the five-year plans - political transformation under Stalin: growth of the Party, use of terror, show trials, gulags, propaganda and censorship - social and cultural change in the USSR under Stalin Soviet foreign policy, including: - the nature of Soviet foreign policy 1917-1941 - the role of ideology in Soviet foreign policy 1917-1941
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