hst359 | undergraduate
Modern Russia And The Soviet Union
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Collapse of a Dynasty
- Explain the social, political, and economic structure of Russian Society in the 19th Century
- Describe the events that led to the collapse of the Romanov Dynasty.
Revolution and Change
- Differentiate between the ideologies of the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks.
- Describe the importance of Lenin’s leadership on the newly formed Soviet Union.
- Analyze the impact of the five-Year plans on Russia.
The Great Patriotic War and Aftermath
- Describe Stalin’s relationships with other leaders during World War II.
- Explain how the hardships of World War II on the Soviet Union affected postwar attitudes.
- Analyze the effects of the Potsdam Conference on the postwar world.
The Cold War
- Describe the political power struggle in the Soviet Union after Stalin’s death.
- Describe Nikita Khrushchev’s role in the Cold War with the United States.
- Explain the arms and space races from the Soviet perspective.
- Differentiate between the regimes of Khrushchev and Brezhnev.
Collapse and Transition
- Compare the leadership styles of Mikhail Gorbachev with the old guard leadership in the USSR.
- Differentiate between the Glasnost and Perestroika policies.
- Describe the social, political, and economic conditions that led to the collapse of the USSR and the birth of modern-day Russia.
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