Consolidation (Stalin) Period

Main

Comintern Set Up

March 1919

Ban on Factions

1921

Secret Discussions w/Germany on Military and Economic Co-operation

1921

Stalin Becomes the General Secretary

1922

Rapallo Agreement

1922

Zinoviev, Kamenev, Trotsky form New Opposition, Expelled from Party

1926

Stalin Turnes Against Right Wing

1928

The Great Turn

1928 - 1932

Collectivisation

1928 - 1940

First Five Year Plan

October 1928 - December 1932

Trotsky Deported

1929

Stalin Becomes Leader of USSR

December 1929

Dekulakisation

December 1929

The Great Retreat

1931

Famine

1932 - 1934

Second Five Year Plan

January 1933 - December 1937

Kamenev, Zinoviev Arrested and Shot

1934

Entry Into the League of Nations

September 1934

Assassination of Kirov

December 1934

7 Million People Shot/Perished in Gulags

1935 - 1940

Yezhovshchina Terror

1936 - 1938

New Constitution

1936

Anti-Comintern Pact (Germany, Japan)

1936

Third Five Year Plan

January 1938 - June 1941

Last Show Trial Of: Bukharin, Rykov, Krestinsky, Ravovsky, Yagoda

March 1938

Soviet Union Invade Poland

1939

Terror Halted

1939

Nazi-Soviet Non Aggression Pact

August 1939

Soviet Union Attack Finland (Winter War)

November 1939

Soviet Union Expelled from League of Nations

December 1939

Trotsky Assassinated

1940

Peace Treaty Signed for Winter War

1940

Operation Barbarossa

1941 - 1943

Soviet Union Capture Berlin

May 1945