Russia and the western republics

By: Aubree Pittman

Birth of an empire

  • Russia State began in the region between the Baltic and Black sea.
  • In the 13th century the arrival of the invaders from Mongolia.
  • The Mongols controlled the region until 1500's
  • Ivan the Great a powerful prince put a end to their rule.
  • By the end of the 17th century Russia had built an empire that extended to the P acific Ocean
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Russia lags behind western Europe

  • Russian science and technology lagged behind its European rivals.
  • Peter the great who was Czar (emperor) of Russia from 1682 to 1725.
  • he made impressive strides toward modernizing Russia, but Russia has still lagging behind.

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The rise and fall of the soviet union

  • In 1917 the Russian revolution occurred which ended the rule of the czars.
  • The Russian communist vary, led by V.I Lenin took control of the government.
  • the new nation was called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) or Soviet Union for short.
  • In 1939 Joseph Stalin had taken over the leadership of the USSR.
  • Stalin led the Soviet Union in the fight against Nazi Germany.
  • The united States and the Soviet Union had a lot of tension, but they never went to war so they called it the cold war.
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  • In the past Russia had a communist government.
  • today they have a federal republic government
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Russia Economy

  • Russia has a command economy
  • Russia government took control of the major sources of the states wealth, including land, mines, factories, banks, and transportation systems.
  • The government planners decided what products factories would manufacture, what crops will be grown, and etc.

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