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Index
· The struggle for power
· Transforming the Soviet Union,
collectivisation and industrialisation
· Social Policies
· Persecution and control
· The making of a super power…read more

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1917, Trotsky joins Bolsheviks
· 1921, obviously no world revolution
· 1921, Lenin bans faction in the party
· 1922, Stalin becomes General secretary
· 1923-25, Triumvirate
· 1924, Lenin dies ­ leaves no clear leader, funeral
· 1924, Central Committee agree to keep testament secret
· 1924, Stalin vs. Trotsky (revolution debate)
· 1925, Kamenev & Zinoviev join Stalin in revolution debate
· 1925-28, Duumvirate
· 1926, NEP at height of success, 77 million tonnes grain
· 1926, beginning of GPC
· 1928, NEP clearly failing, Stalin moves from left to right, (73)
· 1928, Stalin circulates rumours
· 1928-9, Stalin…read more

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1926, grain procurement crisis
· 1928, revolution from above
· 1928, emergency measures
· 1928, First five year plan launches
· Dec 1929, dekulakisation
· 1929, 25 thousanders
· 1929, Magnitogorsk foundations
· March 1930, `Dizzy with Success'
· 1931, collectivisation restarts
· 1931, increased exports 0.03 (1928) to 5 million tonnes
· 1932, record production of raw material
· 1932, end of first FYP
· 1932, outbreak of famine
· 1932, machine tractor stations, 75,000
· 1933, 18 million horse + 10million sheep/goats killed
· 1933, harvest 10 million tonnes less than 1926…read more

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1933, 2nd FYP begins
· 1934, end of bread rationing
· 1934, Congress of Victors
· 1934, Kirov murdered
· 1934, 6000 queue shoe shop
· 1933-36, `three good years'
· 1935, Moscow Metro opens
· 1935, Stakhanovism
· 1935, introduction of core subjects
· 1936, beginning of the Great Terror
· 1936, return to traditional values of sex
· 1936, family code, wedding rings
· 1936, change of FYP priorities, rearmament
· 1936, Trial of the 16 (KZ)
· 1937, Trial of the 17 (T)
· 1937, secret trial, 8 generals
· 1937, Yezhov becomes head of NKVD…read more

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1937, Volga Canal complete
· 1937, 17% of GDP spent on rearmament
· 1938, Trial of the 21, (BY)
· 1938, Beria replaces Yezhov
· Mid 1938, end of Terror
· 1938,end of 2nd FYP, start of 3rd
· 1939, 9 new aircraft factories built
· 1939, first educational conference
· 1939, worker passports introduced (quicksand)
· 1939, Nazi Soviet Pact
· 1940, 13 million women in industry, 41%
· 1940, Trotsky murdered
· 1941, collectivisation complete,
· 1941, end of 3rd FYP due to invasion
· 1941, lend lease begins
· 1941, official end of `Godless'…read more

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