Russia (Soviet Union)

1) “Collectivization was a necessary or not necessary evil?” Discuss.

2) Was there any alternative strategy to Stalin’ collectivization and industrialization in 1920-1930s? Please discuss.

3) Which groups were most affected by Stalin’ purges and which groups of individuals contributed most to the terror process?

4) “Stalin was a social moderniser.” The idea of New Soviet Citizen traced its roots in 1930 s. Discuss

5) Why was Stalin taken by surprise by the German attack of June 1941?

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