The Communist Russia History Quiz #17 - Emergence of Stalin
The power struggle after Lenin's death saw Stalin emerge as the dictator of the Soviet Union. 10 Questions.
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What was the ''Politburo''; key members of the Politburo in the 1920s included Kamenev, Bukharin, and Trotsky?
Highest governing body of the Communist Party.
Elected by the Party Congress, it was the highest Government body.
Local village and commune governing body.
The alliance between Stalin, Kamenev and Zinoviev.
What statement produced by Lenin (December 1922) was suppressed by the Central Committee as it was damaging to all of the future leadership candidates, especially Stalin which was to be removed?
The State and Revolution
What Is To Be Done?
Which of these statements do not match Leon Trotsky?
Believed in the Permanent Revolution.
Created the Red Army, hero of the Civil War.
Jew with a bourgeois background.
Opposed timing of the October Revolution.
Which of these candidates for the future leadership of the Soviet Union were not of a bourgeois background?
In December 1922, a Triumvirate alliance is formed between Stalin, Kamenev and which other prominent Bolshevik?
Which event makes Leon Trotsky less favourable in January 1924; during which Trotsky is recuperating from illness at the Black Sea?
Leon Trotsky is removed from the party after being charged with factionalism.
Bukharin makes an alliance with Trotsky after critising War Communism.
Stalin gives the wrong date for Lenin's funeral.
Leon Trotsky announces his resignation from his position as Commissar for Foreign Affairs.
Which two leadership candidates are criticised in Leon Trotsky's ''Lessons of October''; showing how they opposed Lenin on a number of issues?
Sverdlov and Goloshchyokin
Rykov and Tomsky
Stalin and Bukharin
Kamenev and Zinoviev
In December of which year was Leon Trotsky forced from his position as Commissar of War (control of the Red Army) after being accused of Bonapartism?
After Stalin's move to the ''Right'' of the Communist Party with Bukharin in July 1926, Zinoviev and Kamenev join Trotsky in ''what'' (November 1926), for which they are later expelled for?
In which year does Stalin celebrate his fiftieth birthday as the undisputed Soviet Union leader, after expelling all of the other leadership candidates on charges of factionalism?
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