Creation of USSR

Ref: C2346554

The establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics changed the character of modern history by appearing to offer an alternative form of nationhood to anything previously attempted.

Course aim

to analyse how the USSR came to be created in 1922.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • understand the politics that brought the USSR into being
  • examine the composition of the USSR
  • understand the impact the creation of the USSR had on the development of the Russian revolution
  • judge the impact of the USSR's creation on international relations
  • judge whether the eventual collapse of the USSR was implicit in its origins

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

all relevant materials will be provided on Canvas pages

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Creation of USSR


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