Russian Civil War-Lecture Outline Objectives Civil War Origins (weakness of soviet and Bolshevik Power) Nature (new state policies, methods) Aftermath (short-term, long-term) Interpretations/Significance Origins Factionalism between Left Weakne
February 17, 2015
TA: Mike OSullivan/ Discussion 1E
The Trails, Tribulations, and Thought Processes of Rubashov and Bukharin
In the mid 1930s, the Soviet Union was characterized by a sense of intense paranoia of
anti-communists. The Communist
History 127C Potential Midterm Questions
1. "The Bolsheviks came to power only because, led by Lenin, they were wellorganized, united, and willing to use force." Discuss this quote, indicating whether
you agree or disagree and why.
There were numerous rea
March 15, 2015
TA: Mike O Sullivan/ Discussion 1E
The Ramifications of Stalins Own Agenda
Before Joseph Stalins assumption to power as the General Secretary of the Central
Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1922, Russia w
February 11, 2015
Questions for Von Laues Essay
1. What do you think Von Laues motive was for writing this essay in favor of Stalin,
especially since he is an American?
2. Do you agree with Von Laues point that it is incorrect to judge the c
Guidelines for Final Essay
-make sure to have a strong intro
-Using biblical language- Buckarin, Christian
-Rubashov language Piet language
-old b. vr. New b.
-appeal to theory and dialectics- Rubashov
2.phlysophical orthodox marxist element-
Marxism in Russia
Russian society 85% were peasants: owned half the land. 3% were nobles: owned half the land as well.
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Growing working class Growing intelligentsia o A class of people from nobility or rising middle class of pro
Lecture 6- April 17, 2008 New Economic Policy (NEP) Lecture Outline NEP, 1921-1927 Reversal of Policies (War Communism) petty capitalism stability; attempt to preserve gains Centralization of Soviet Power; Political Survival Formation of USSR, 1
Week 2, Lecture 1: 1905-1917 Aims Polarization, 1905-1917 State and Society Liberal and Radical (bourgeoisie/middle classes and workers) Origins of Polarization: 1905 Revolution Course of first 1917 revolution Why Revolution in February, 1917?
October Revolution: Lecture Outline Bolshevik Success? Bolshevik Success Weakness of the Provisional Govt Indecision/Collaboration of Centrist Soviet Collaboration with regime Support of War effort Bolshevik militancy Mood of populace-militant
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Stalins Claim to Success
After Vladimir Lenins death in 1924, the Bolshevik Party needed a leader who was
capable of pulling Russia out of its economic turmoil. Lenins traditional policies and ideals
were regarded as model c