Origins and Rise to Power: 1924-1929
Lesson 1: How did the Bolsheviks achieve and consolidate power?
The February and October 1917 Revolutions, Lenin's April Theses, Consolidating Bolshevik power, The Civil War 1918-1921, War Communism, Krondstadt Rising, New Economic Policy (NEP), Political repression, Ban on Factions 1921, Death of Lenin 1924
Lesson 2: How and why did Stalin emerge as leader of the USSR?
Lenin's testament, Contenders for Power, Trotsky, Kamenev, Zinoviev, Stalin, Bukharin, Triumvirate, Left Opposition, United Opposition, Why did Stalin emerge? - Historiography; Power Politics, Structuralist Explanations, Socio-Cultural and Ideological.