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Light Green-1922 Dark Green-1924 Pink-1929 Blue-1936 Orange-1940. Soviet Times. Soviet Beginnings. Began with two revolutions: February and October Revolutions. Result was the overthrow of the monarchy. October Revolution. Relatively bloodless revolution.

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soviet beginnings
Soviet Beginnings
  • Began with two revolutions: February and October Revolutions
  • Result was the overthrow of the monarchy
october revolution
October Revolution
  • Relatively bloodless revolution
  • Revolution of armed workers, solders, and sailors
  • Established the Soviet Union with the uniting of the Russian Empire’s territories
soviet government
Soviet Government
  • Governed by select group of ministers
  • Very few checks and balances in the Soviet Government
  • Government had allot of power
soviet union after wwii
Soviet Union after WWII
  • Not very open to outsiders
  • Controlled many eastern European nations and East Germany
  • Established Warsaw Pact and isolated itself from the West
  • Winston Churchill referred to this as the Iron Curtain
  • Iron Curtain(1939-1945) was a time of censorship and restrictions on travel
  • Not only a political isolation but also isolation from Western ideas
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KGB
  • Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (State Security Committee)
  • 1954 – 1991
  • Domestic function: monitoring soviet citizens an suppressing political discontent
  • Also responsible for guarding Soviet borders, protecting party and government leaders, and enforcing security in the Soviet armed forces
  • The largest and most active foreign intelligence apparatus in the world. Estimated at 400,000 to 700,000 full-time employees
soviet citizen liberties
Soviet Citizen Liberties
  • Citizens had very few liberties
  • Initially there were restrictions on speech and religion
  • Eventually religion was banned
soviet advancements
Soviet Advancements
  • First to put a satellite (sputnik) into orbit
  • First to put a man into orbit
  • Instrumental in developing the small pox vaccine
soviet union dissolution
Soviet Union Dissolution
  • Soviet Union collapsed at the end of 1991
  • Arms race with the United States had drained the Soviet economy
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