The Soviet Union During Wwii Essay

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In this lesson we explore the actions and motives of the Soviet Union during WWII and how the war 's results helped spur the 20th century 's Cold War.

If you bring up the Soviet Union to your parents, chances are you will get scowls and jeers in return. This is because for nearly half of the 20th century, the Soviet Union and the United States were on the brink of war with one another. Knowing this, you might be surprised to learn that during WWII, the Soviet Union was actually allied with the United States! In this lesson we will explore the Soviet Union 's actions during WWII.


The Soviet Union was created in the early 1920s after several years of chaotic warfare between communist forces, royalist forces loyal to the ruling Romanov dynasty, and foreign armies. When the dust settled, the Bolsheviks claimed victory and quickly began consolidating power and reorganizing the institutions of the former Russian Empire into the __Soviet Union__. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the centrally-controlled Soviet Union underwent a quick and enormous forced industrialization imposed by its leader, Joseph Stalin.

The now industrialized Soviet Union quickly became one of Europe 's -and the world 's - preeminent powers. Also rising in the 1930s was Adolf Hitler 's Nazi Party in Germany. Hitler took full power in __Germany__ in 1934 and immediately the two countries were diametrically opposed to one another. The Nazi Party 's fascist principles opposed…

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