Russia and the Eurasian Republics
By Sophie Billbe
A Communist Government?
communist Government and a socialist economic system. Communism is a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a single political party. Socialism is a theory of social organisation that advocates the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution. The Bolsheviks wanted to end private ownership of land. From 1927 to 1953, Josef Stalin was in command of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was the union of soviet socialist republics. Stalin's government isolated the people. The U.S. went to war in Vietnam and Korea to try to prevent communism during the 1950s and 60s. Later, under Michail Gorbachev's rule, the Soviet Union collapsed. Republics gained independence once again.