Taking you through AQA A2 History of the Soviet Union in as little time and as little pain as possible... see you on results day!


16 June 2010, AM

Unit One

Unit One - Stalinism, 1941-53

Unit consists of - 
  • The War (click HERE to read about this!)
  • Post-War Stalinism (click HERE to read about this!)
Definition of Stalinism - HERE

Sample exam questions -
  • Stalin's leadership was the most significant reason for the Soviet victory over Germany in the 1941-45 war - assess the validity of this statement (from the spec paper)
  • To what extent, by 1953, has the USSR recovered from the social and economic impacts of the war?
  • Assess the relative importance of military and economic factors in securing the USSR's victory in the Great Patriotic War? (old A2, 2007)
  • An absolute tyrant, he tightened his hold on the Russian people and wielded more power than ever before  - How valid is this judgement of Stalin's rule from 1945-53?