Soviet Union

By: Eddie & Juan
11-23-13
Period 3
Background
• Name: Soviet Union or USSR (Soviet Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics)
• Founded in 1917 and took 5 years to...
Leaders
• Russian peasantry got sick of the monarchy ruled by
Czar Nicholas II.
• Vladimir Lenin found the Soviet Union wi...
Rule of Stalin
• Soviet Union was in a terrible time
• Millions forced into labor camps called
gulags
• Stalin’s actions k...
World War II
• Signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi
Germany before war began
• Germany invaded and treaty was ignored
• ...
Iron Curtain
• An ideological conflict and physical boundary
dividing Europe
• Lasted from the end of World War II to the ...
Space Race
• Soviet Union and the US competed with
each other to see who could achieve more
space “firsts” than the other
...
Cold War
• The contributors to the defeat of Nazi Germany
decided to split Germany and Berlin
• Hostility erupted between ...
Collapse
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Soviet Union collapsed in 1991
Citizens preferred capitalism
Moscow stopped controlling several states
R...
Key Points
• Soviet Union with communism ideas established
in 1922
• Reign of Stalin killed millions of people
• World War...
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  1. 1. Soviet Union By: Eddie & Juan 11-23-13 Period 3
  2. 2. Background • Name: Soviet Union or USSR (Soviet Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) • Founded in 1917 and took 5 years to unify • Established in Eurasia between 1922-1991 • Capital was Moscow • Governed by a single party state known as the Communist Party. • Wanted a country that is classless, stateless, and has productions run by its own people.
  3. 3. Leaders • Russian peasantry got sick of the monarchy ruled by Czar Nicholas II. • Vladimir Lenin found the Soviet Union with his Bolshevik Party. • The country was then ruled as only one country (Communist Party) • Lenin died in 1924 and was replaced by Josef Stalin
  4. 4. Rule of Stalin • Soviet Union was in a terrible time • Millions forced into labor camps called gulags • Stalin’s actions killed more than 60 million. • His 5 Year Plans was later a foundation for World War II
  5. 5. World War II • Signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany before war began • Germany invaded and treaty was ignored • Allies with France, US, and UK against Germany, Italy, Japan (Axis Powers) • Hitler’s forces were eventually beaten
  6. 6. Iron Curtain • An ideological conflict and physical boundary dividing Europe • Lasted from the end of World War II to the end of Cold War (1945-1991) • East side had countries that were influenced by the former Soviet Union • Both sides developed international economics and military alliances
  7. 7. Space Race • Soviet Union and the US competed with each other to see who could achieve more space “firsts” than the other • Soviet was the first to launched the satellite and the first man into Space • US had the first man on the Moon
  8. 8. Cold War • The contributors to the defeat of Nazi Germany decided to split Germany and Berlin • Hostility erupted between US’s capitalist and Soviet Union’s communism ideas • Berlin wall was built to avoid all communism ideas from contact • Cuba nearly started a nuclear war • Berlin walls were taken down and Soviet Union accepted the fact that communism doesn’t work
  9. 9. Collapse • • • • Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 Citizens preferred capitalism Moscow stopped controlling several states Russian Federation and the West have a strained relation with each other
  10. 10. Key Points • Soviet Union with communism ideas established in 1922 • Reign of Stalin killed millions of people • World War II began, going against Axis Powers • Iron Curtain divided Europe • Space Race began between US and USSR • Cold War almost made a nuclear war breakout • Soviet Union collapsed in 1991

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