USSR key dates - Topic 1

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October Revolution: provisional government forced out of power by The Bolsheviks, with a limited base of support
1917
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Russian Civil War: won the war, had good organisation, militarily, politically and economically
1918-21
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10th Party Congress: huge growth in Bolsehvik party members. The formation of factions was banned.
1921
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Stalin becomes General Secretary: quick to see the opportunities the position offered to gather information and influence
1922
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Soviet Constitution: established the Congress of Soviets to be the surpreme body of state authority
1924
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The Chistka: designed to remove unhappy party officials in order to speed up the implementation of economic policy
1932-1935
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Murder of Kirov: assassinated by Nikolayev, a Party member with a personal grudge against both the Party and Kirov
1934
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Soviet Constitution: eveyone given the vote, civil rights including freedom of the press were given, only candidates from the communist party could stand for election
1936
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High Stalinism: terror used to reinforce control as concessions were withdrawn. Divided potential rivals to his power and minimise their threat to his position
1945-53
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'Secret Speech': Khrushchev criticised Stalin and stated that the Soviet system should returrn to the legality of Lenin
1956
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Downfall of Khrushchev: disastrous harvest in 1963, made many economic mistakes, humiliating back-down during the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962
1964
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Soviet Constitution: enshrined the right of citizens to criticise ineffective Party secretaries
1977
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