Russia 1914-1939

Before 1914

Social Revolutionaries

1901

Social Democratic

1901

established

Cadets

1905

Bloody Sunday

22 January 1905

1905 Revolution

October 1905

Octobrists

October 1905

Stolypin's Necktie

November 1905

1914- 1917

WWI

4 July 1914

Tanneburg

26 August 1914 - 29 August 1914

Swampland

Battle of Mursian Lake

5 September 1914 - 9 September 1914

1 million casualties

December 1914

poor winter

1916

lead to food shortages

Brusilov offensive

1916

Rasputin killed

December 1916

by family
bad advice and bad leader

1917-1924

1 million% inflation

1917 - 1922

February Revolution

24 February 1917 - 3 March 1917

P.S 3000 elected members

March 1917

Lenin returned to Petrograd

April 1917

Big defeat at war

June 1917

60,000 + dead

July days

July 1917

Kornilov coup

September 1917

made Bolsheviks stronger, P.G looked weak, armed Bolsheviks

October revolution

7 October 1917 - 28 October 1917

Constituent Assembly created

November 1917

November Decrees

November 1917

to gain support before elections

December decrees

December 1917

to gain control

Peace talks began

3 Dec 1917

Red Guard became Red Army

Jan 1918

Civil War

1918 - 1921

Constituent Assembly met

18 Jan 1918

Lenin proposed they should be dissolved

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

March 1918

War Communism

March 1918 - March 1921

Food Supplies Dictatorship

May 1918

ensures grain requisitioning

Decree on Nationalisation of Industry

June 1918

by Vesenkha
within 2 years industry under state control

War Over

11 November 1918

Grain requisitioning

1919 - 1920

more than surplus taken

Tambov revolt

1920 - 1921

industrial factory output rose by 200%

1920 - 1923

Kronstradt Rebellion

Feb 1921

NEP

March 1921

Cheka becomes OGPU

1922

Economc results better than expected

1922

cereal rose by 23%

1923

compared to 1920

25,000 private traders in Moscow

1923

Lenin's testament

1923

large scale production underway

1924

1924-1939

Lenin Died

Jan 1924

Trotsky removed as commissioner for War

1925

by Stalin with the help of Kaminev and Zinoviev

Grain crisis

1927

Collectivisation introduced

1927

Kamenex and Zinoviev removed from Party

1927

Trotsky removed from party

1927

Due to the fact that Stalin now had enough supporters

Stalin leader of Party congress

1928

able to make policies
had no opposition form party members

1st Five Year Plan

1928 - 1932

Shakhty workers - sabotage

1928

Wages halved

1928 - 1933

decline in grain production

1928 - 1934

Industrialisation begins

1928

Bukharin forced to resign

1929

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Trotsky expelled from SU

1929

Investment in Education

1929 - 1937

lacked skilled workers in 1929

Cult of personality prominent

Approx. 1929

Change in position of women

Approx. 1930

Purges began

Approx. 1930

Change in Religion

Approx. 1930

Ryutin put on arrested, trialed and expelled

1932

Famine

1932 - 1933

Changes to Education

1932

2nd Five Year Plan

1933 - 1937

OGPU renamed to NKVD

1934

Stalin: 'Life is getting better'

Approx. 1934

Kirov killed

1934

Purges started in earnest after death

Senior communists arrested

1935

Trotsky supporters sought after

New Consitution

1936

Divorce harder to obtain

1936

show trails of K and Z

1936

Purge of Army/Navy officers

1937

3rd Five Year Plan

1938 - 1941

abandoned when Germany invaded

Show trial of Bukharin

1938

Trotsky Assasignated

1940

Moscow

Germany invaded Russia

1941

60% of land collectivisation

1962