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1917 - Stalin

Beginning of Russian Revolution. The Tsar's government falls, replaced with a Provisional Government. Bolsheviks, including Stalin, hasten to St. Petersburg.


Lenin returns from Switzerland, rebukes Stalin for supporting the Provisional Government.


Bolsheviks overthrow Provisional Government, seize power.

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1918-20 - Stalin

Civil war in Russia. Trotsky organizes Red Army; Stalin commands forces in, Petrograd

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1922 - Stalin

Official founding of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics


Stalin elected General Secretary of the Communist Party

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1924 - Stalin

Lenin Dies

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1924-25 - Stalin

Stalin publicly attacks Trotsky for being unfaithful to "Leninism."

1924 :

Stalin articulates his theory of "Socialism in One Country."

1925 :

Allied with Bukharin and the "Rightists," Stalin begins attacks on Zinoviev.

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1926 - Stalin

At the Fifteenth Party Congress, Stalin attacks the "United Opposition" of Zinoviev, Kamenev, and Trotsky.

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1927 - Stalin

Kamenev, Zinoviev and Trotsky sent to exile.

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1928 - Stalin

Beginning of the first Five-Year Plan(In the years bewteen 1928 and 32 the first 5 year plan was made and aimed to expand heavy industry fir example Coal, Iron and Steel)

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1929 - Stalin

Bukharin removed from the Politburo

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1931-32 - Stalin

Terrible famine across the Soviet Union; millions die

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1936 - Stalin

First "Show Trial." Zinoviev, Kamenev, and their allies confess and are executed.

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1939 - Stalin

Outbreak of World War II

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1953 - Stalin

Death of Stalin

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