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  1. Discuss the causes and consequences of Stalin’s purges up to 1953.

  2. Compare and contrast the domestic policies of Khrushchev and Brezhnev.

  3. “Stalin’s Five-Year Plans and the policy of collectivization failed to improve the Soviet economy by 1941.” Discuss.

  4. “Khrushchev’s foreign policy caused confusion and uncertainty.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

  5. Evaluate the signicance of propaganda to the maintenance of Stalin’s power between 1929 and 1945.

  6. To what extent did Yeltsin establish democracy in Russia between 1991 and 1999?

  7. Discuss the impact of the purges in the Soviet Union.

  8. Compare and contrast the foreign policies of Khrushchev and Brezhnev.

  9. Examine Stalin’s foreign relations up to 1941.

  10. To what extent did economic weakness contribute to political developments and change within the Soviet Union between 1982 and 1991?

  11. "Collectivisation was carried out in the USSR for political reasons."  TWE do you agree with this statement?

  12. Examine the view that Brezhnev's domestic policies had very little impact on the USSR.

  13. “The most important reason for Stalin’s rise to power was the weakness of his opponents.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

  14. With reference to any one Sovietized/satellite state, examine the strength of opposition and dissent during the years 1945 to 1989.

  15. Analyse the effects of the Great Patriotic War on the Soviet Union in the years 1941–1945.

  16. Evaluate the success of Khrushchev’s foreign policy.

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