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6 Nov 2017
Lenin and other revolutionaries return to Russia from Germany
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, effectively ending their participation in the First World War.
Russian Civil War between Bolsheviks and anti-Bolsheviks.
Civil War ends, after Lenin and the Reds(Bolsheviks) conquer Russia.
War Communism Begins, forcing workers to work longer hours to supply munition to the Army for the Civil War. Peasants start to die as grain seizures by the Cheka occur to feed the army.
War with Poland
Peace Treaty signed with Poland
N.E.P. After the Civil War, Lenin revised his economic policy and introduced the NEP. Through this, peasants were allowed to sell some of their produce for profit.
April Theses "Peace, Bread and Land"
Adoption of first Five-Year Plan, with the state setting goals and priorities for the whole economy, signifies the end of the New Economic Policy.
Collectivisation of agriculture begins
Soviet Union and germany agree non-aggression pact
Germany invade Soviet controlled poland.
Soviet Union and Japan sign non-aggression pact
Germany invades USSR. Soviet counter-offensive saves Moscow
Germans fail to seize and conquer Leningrad.
Soviet Union and the Allies reach understanding on postwar spheres of influence in Europe during the Yalta and Postdam summit conferences.
Soviet Union declares war on Japan, eventually annexing the southern half of Sakhalin and the Kuril islands.
Soviet Union explodes its first atomic device; recognises the Communist government in China.
Soviet Union and China sign 30-year alliance treaty.
Joseph Stalin Dies
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