Answer any 2 of the following 3 questions in essay format. These essays should contain greater depth, detail, and analytical engagement than their in-class equivalents so remember to provide specific examples and detailed analysis.
Using specific examples examine the changes that occurred in Russian political and social structure between 1880 and October 1917. Be sure to address their causes as well as the events themselves.
Examine the policies and goals of the Communist Party after their success in seizing power in Russia in October 1917 and until the death of Stalin in 1953. What were they trying to achieve? How successful would you say they were? Be sure to utilize specific examples in your answer.