Stalin is born in Gori Georgia.
Stalin is expelled from his theological seminary due to his participation in the revolutionary group Messame Dassy.
Stalin is arrested and exiled to Siberia for his involvement in revolutionary protests.
Stalin meets Lenin in Finland and joins the Bolshevik party.
Stalin is exiled for life beaucse of his revolutionary acts.
Stalin is released from Siberia due to the change in government.
Trotsky joins the Bolshevik Party after "turning his back" on Menshevism.
Stalin's arrival and subsequent defense of Tsaritsyn proved his "iron will," displaying both his qualities as a superior military strategist and an effective political leader. Holding Tsaritsyn prevented the White army troops from breaking through to Moscow.
Guideline for rapid industrialisation in Soviet Union which allowed Stalin to gain total control.
Stalin gains total control of the Communist Party.
Stalin removes his biggest opposition and gains supreme power.
Stalin serves up the right opposition and by removing the leaders when he forced them to denounce themselves in public, he is able to break down the opponent forces and strengthen Marxism and his ideologies.
Stalin removes an opponent against many of his policies. It allows him to have more control over the politburo and enforces policies.
The establishment of the Gulag began the forced labor camp systems in the Soviet Union. Stalin was able to prevent major riots or political disruptions.
The Polish-Soviet War was armed conflict that pitted Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine against the Second Polish Republic and the Ukrainian People's Republic over the control of an area equivalent to today's Ukraine and parts of modern-day Belarus.
Stalin was appointed the position of General Secretary of the Communist Party on April 3 1922. The position was proposed by Lenin. He was now a member of the Politburo, the Orgburo and the Secretariat, the only leading member of the party to be in all three.
The USSR is founded in December of 1922.
This ensures Stalin's supremacy in Soviet government, and form a Troika. This leads to Trotsky's departure and eventual demise.
Stalin's theory was a shift from Karl Marx's idea of global socialism. The theory proposed that the Soviet Union start to strengthen itself internally. This opposed Leon Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution.
Vladimir Lenin dies on January 21due to his poor health. Poor dude.
In 1925, Stalin expressed opposition against the Left Party headed by Leon Trotsky. The two men's ideas of how the Soviet Union should be run differed greatly.
Shocked by Kronstadt Uprising
bans party factionalism
Stalin's liturgy to Lenin's legacy, presenting himself as Lenin's leading follower.
Zinoviev & Kamanev attack Trotsky
Lenin's Testament & Postscript are read
Zinoviev defends Stalin
Stalin's 'Socialism in One Country' adopted against T, Z & K's "Permanent Revolution'.
Stalin's views on industrialization adopted
Party renamed Comm P of the Sov Union (CPSU)
Confirms T, Z, & K confirmed + 72 others expelled from Party
Five Year Plan (FYP) draft prepared