Regional Communist Parallels

For Mr. Martins AP World History Class By Shannon Best

Russian Communism

Bolshevik Revolution

1917 - 1918

The Bolshevik Revolution started initiated communism into the Russian (then the USSR) government.

Marxist Adapation


The leaders adopt communism but change it; New adaptation is that it allows for leader/leading party.

Zhenotdel (Women's Department)

1919 - 1930

Established in 1919 by the Russian Communist Party, this department pushed their radical feminist agendas in the 1920s. They had a myriad of womens' conferences, provided classes and trained women for jobs. Stalin abolished the department in 1930.

Joseph Stalin builds Socialist Societies

1920 - 1940

New developments such as modernization and industriallization took place. Promotion of selflessness and collectivism brainwashed the people to set up the socialist mindset in society. The strict government ruled by only one party and controlled pretty much the entire economy. It regulated media and education, as well as the arts, to conform to socialist ways of thinking.

Russian Collectivization

1928 - 1933

Peasants were forced into collective farms, and the communists, who were from urban areas, met resistance. Collectivization in Russia was violent and sometimes bloody.

Stalin Declares Women's Rights Problem Solved


Stalin was worried that the "women's question would detract from his emphasis on industrial production" so he declared it solved.

The Soviet Famine of 1932-1933

1932 - 1933

The Soviet famine that occured at the end of the Collectivization period in the USSR. 5 million deaths occured from starvation and malnutrition.

Chinese Communism

Chinese Imperial System Collapsed


Foreign imperialism, internal opposition, and the like forced the gov. to sort of collapse.

Chinese Communist Party Founded


Growing CCP

1921 - 1949

The Chinese Communist Party grows in power and later aquires the leader Mao Zedong.

Land Reforms

1949 - 1952

Mao Zedong implemented large-scale redistribution of land and wealth in the countryside, led by reform teams sent to the peasants.

The CCP gain control


Collectivizing Chinese Agriculture

1950 - 1960

Due to the support of the CCP in the countryside, collectivization was generally peaceful, with brief resistance from richer peasants.

Chinese Socialist Societies under Mao Zedong

1950 - 1970

Like the Russians, started with modernization and industrialization. Agricultural land was more limited in China than in Russia, and its industrial base was way smaller. Economically, it was weaker than Russia.

CCP launches Feminist Campaign and Women's Federation


Chinese women became much more involved outside of the home, working as farmers and non-agricultural laborers. Organized by the CCP to implement feminist changes in society.

The Marriage Law of 1950


The CCP established this law that enforced free marriage, divorce, the end of child marriage and concubinage permission for widows to remarry, and equal property right for women.

Chinese Famine

1959 - 1962

This famine killed around 20 million people. According to the reading, "administrative chaos, disruption of marketing networks, and bad weather combined to produce a massive famine".