Exam2.Topics.11 - Prof. Charters Wynn T.A. Mehmet Celik...

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Prof. Charters Wynn T.A. Mehmet Celik Russia since 1917: Exam 2 Possible Essay Topics Topic #1: At the Moscow show trials “Old Bolsheviks” confessed to crimes they had not committed. Why did Rubashov confess his “guilt” in Arthur Koestler’s novel Darkness at Noon ? Does he deserve our sympathy? Topic #2: What accounts for the tremendous casualties and losses suffered by the Red army and the Soviet people in the first months after the German invasion? Focus in particular on Stalinist Russia’s foreign policy, the readiness of the Red Army, and Stalin’s leadership.
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course CHEM 51615 taught by Professor Fatima during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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