The Big Questions

Stalin - AS Level History

* The methods through which Stalin gained total, unchallenged power over the Soviet Union and the consequences of his pursuit of this objective

* The reasons behind his economic reforms of the 1920s and 1930s.

* The significance of the terror and repression implemented under Stalin.

* Stalin’s relations with the European powers and the USA.

* The consequences of Stalin’s rule on the overall development of the Soviet Union.

Key Information

Using our revision guide and your own notes, note down key information relating to the principal questions above, dividing it into the following areas:

Stalin’s consolidation of political power

Stalin’s economic policies.

Stalinist Terror.

The Great Patriotic War.