ObjectivesStudents will be able to describeCommunism.Students will be able to compare andcontrast Communism to Capitalism.Students will be able to discuss theSoviet Union.
Russia’s Past After World War I, a __________________________ forced the czar of Russia to give up the throne and led to Russia becoming a _________________________ (More on what that actually means in a second!) From 1922 to 1991, Russia was part of an even larger empire called the __________________________.
By 1928,A New Leader ____________________ became the head of the Soviet Union and he had the government take complete control of the economy. Stalin ended private ownership of farms and businesses, and he aimed to industrialize the country.
Not a Good This new system was called aGuy ________________________, and meant that factory managers were told what to make and how to make it, also, all money that was to be handed over to the government. Anyone who opposed Stalin’s actions were killed or sent to prison camps deep in the forests of icy Siberia. Millions were murdered or forced into slavery by Stalin.
What isCommunism? Under Communism, there is no class system. Meaning no upper, middle, or lower classes. Which essentially means that there are no rich people and no poor people.
Communism In Communism, ? everyone in the country gets paid the same amount of money. That means that factory workers are paid the same as doctors or lawyers. While this sounds like a good idea in theory, there are many problems that arise.
m The government owns everythingContinued within the country, therefore, they get to decide how much money everyone receives. People are required to give over all of the money they make over to the government and then it is split up.
WarThe U.S. and Soviet Union were the two strongestcountries in the world and they did not get along.The U.S. and Soviet Union were actually on the sameside during World War II.They were enemies, but there was never really anyactual fighting, thus called the COLD War.They competed against one another to see who coulddo things better, stronger, and faster.
The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in October of 1962.The U.S. did not like that Cuba was communist andthey tried to get communism out of Cuba.Cuba turned to the Soviet Union for help and they got it.It was the closest the Cold War ever came to therebeing actual fighting.
End of By the mid-70’s,Communism communism was causing problems and people were growing tired of it. In 1985 new Soviet leader _____________________ tried to rebuild the economy, however, the Soviet Union began to break apart.
By 1991, all 15 of theEnd of an Era republics that made up the Soviet Union had thrown off Communist rule in favor of _____________________. By the end of that year, each of the 15 republics that made up the Soviet Union declared independence, and at this point the Soviet Union no longer existed. Russia emerged as the largest and most powerful of those republics.
A New Since the fall of the Union,Beginning a ___________________ ___________________ in which businesses are privately owned and able to operate for profit was set up. Today, Russia’s economy is still struggling and trying to rebound