1.Given the economic gap between the Soviet Union and the Western world, to what extent did the goals of collectivization and the Five-year Plans justify the tremendous cost borne by the Soviet people?
2.Below is a list of WW II battles/conflicts. Specify for each whether the Axis powers of the Allied powers gained an advantage over their enemies. Provide a brief (two to three sentences) explanation for each to support your choice.
- Battle of Britain
- War in the Balkans
- Pearl Harbor
- Battle of the Coral Sea
- Battle of the Midway
- Battle of Stalingrad
3.Create timelines of the first Russian revolution in 1917 and the revolutionary events of 1985 to 1991. Then write a paragraph about the impact of the second revolution on Russia today.
Research Russian politics today. Pay attention to the following in your timeline and paragraph:
- Is there still a Communist party? Is it trying to undo democratic reforms?
- Include events on your timelines.
- Illustrate your timelines with photographs, drawings or political cartoons.
- Evaluate how successful you think that second Russian revolution was. Do you think that change will be long-lasting?