The Bolsheviks revolted against the previous rule of the Russian Empire inspiring many other European countries to do the same. At first the Bolshevik control started out as planned but it soon turned into a strict dictatorship where all other political parties were abolished
The Bolsheviks fought against the armies of White Russians who wanted to restore the old Russian order. The White Russians were supported by Britain, France, the US and Japan, however the Bolsheviks still prevailed.
Sailors, who were previously some of the Bolshevik's biggest supporters, revolted against the one-party rule of the Bolshevik party. The revolt, which occurred at Kronstadt Naval Base was crushed but it did force the Bolsheviks to temporarily relax economic control
Vladimir Lenin dies of a stroke
Joseph Stalin uses his position as the General Secretary of the communist party (previously the Bolshevik Party) to outmanoeuvre his rivals and take control of the party.
Leon Trotsky is exiled by Stalin.
Joseph Stalin introduces the first in a series of Five Year Plans to develop Industries
Peasant farms were combined into huge collective farms. Any who resisted were executed or sent to slave labour camps.
Joseph Stalin becomes the USSR's undisputed dictator
Thirteen million peasants starved to death because their grain was confiscated to fund the growth of manufacturing.
Stalin unleashed a wave of terror in anyone that criticised him was executed. Many former Bolsheviks were forced to confess to crimes they did not commit and were executed. People in Russia now lived in fear and were controlled completely by the government.