Edexcel AS exam revision – Stalinist economics – collectivisation

Having achieved ascendancy over his rivals, Stalin embarked Russia on a colossal programme of industrial growth and social transformation – a second revolution, but this time directed from above by the power of the Soviet state. Continue reading

Edexcel AS exam revision – Stalin’s rise to power 1924-29

The main question that you need to be able to write about on this topic is simply: why did Stalin win the power struggle that followed the incapacitation and death of Lenin? Continue reading