The Consequences of the Revolutions; Making of and the Terms of the Peace Treaty of Brest Litvosk, the creation of The Communist state including the decrees, The closing down of the Constituent Assembly, the Cheka and the Sovnarkom
What were the principle causes of The Civil War; including economic hardship in the towns and countryside, opposition to the Bolsheviks eg decrees and Peace Treaty , the factions eg Greens, Whites, Czech legion
Why were the Reds able to win The Civil war; the strengths of the Reds including roles of Lenin and Trotsky, War Communism, Railways, Cheka, Support of the peasantry. The mistakes of the Whites including divide in aim and strategy, geography, poor morale and leadership , weak support from Foreign Powers.
Life under Communist Rule; control of education, changes for women, culture and religion, propaganda and censorship
What was Lenin’s legacy to Russia? the power struggle to succeed Lenin- including Lenin’s declining health and influence, possible successors- Trotsky and Stalin, Stalin’s scheming to succeed to the leadership and Trotsky’s mistakes