The Soviet Union was the biggest social experiment in history. This course covers the domestic history of the Soviet Union and covers:
Lesson 1 - The Soviet inheritance and the Bolshevik seizure of power.
Lesson 2 - War communism, the Civil war and the wars on the Western frontier. 1918 - 1921
Lesson 3 - The transformation of the Russian Empire from a single territory to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Lesson 4 - State Capitalism in a communist state. The New Economic Policy, 1921 - 1929.
Lesson 5 - The rise of Stalin 1923 - 1929
Lesson 6 - The planned ecoonomy, industrialisation, collectivisation and famine.
Lesson 7 - Stalins purge of the Communist Party.
Lesson 8 - The Red Army purge, the Polish and Baltic conquests, and the Great Patriotic War.
Lesson 9 - The problems of economic imbalance in the planned economy.
Lesson 10 - Khruschev and de Stalinisation
Lesson 11 - Khruschev and the failed reforms of indsutry and agriculture.
Lesson 12 - The Soviet Union under Brezhnev - 1964 - 1982
Lesson 13 - Life inside the USSR in 1980.
Lesson 14 - The USSR's forgotten leaders. Andropov and Chernenko.
Lesson 15 - The Gorbachev reforms, 1985 - 1989
Lesson 16 - The Fall of the Soviet Union in 1990 / 1991