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History of the Soviet Union

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Who founded the Soviet Union?
 
 
 
 
Vladimir Lenin
What was the name of the treaty under which the USSR conceded huge swaths of territory to Germany in 1918?
 
 
 
 
Brest-Litovsk
What was the Soviet Union's first attempt at introducing a communist economy called?
 
 
 
 
War Communism
When that attempt failed, which economic policy did Lenin adopt in 1923?
 
 
 
 
New Economic Policy
Which Soviet leader triumphed in a power struggle with Trotsky, Kamenev, Zinoview, Bukharin, Tomsky, and Rykov?
 
 
 
 
Josef Stalin
What was the name of the economic policy that collectivized all the Russian farms, caused a man-made famine, and facilitated rapid industrialization in the Soviet Union?
 
 
 
 
First Five Year Plan
Whose assassination became the catalyst for the reign of terror under which thousands of Russians were convicted in show trials and executed?
 
 
 
 
Kirov
What was the Soviet Union's temporary treaty with Nazi Germany called?
 
 
 
 
Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact
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Who was the Soviet leader who banged his shoe on the table at a UN meeting?
 
 
 
 
Nikita Khrushchev
What was the name of the crisis caused by the Soviet Union surreptitious planting nuclear missiles on Cuba?
 
 
 
 
Cuban Missile Crisis
During which decades did the Soviet Union's economy begin to stagnate?
 
 
 
 
1970s
Which major Middle Eastern country defected from the Soviet orbit and went into the U.S. orbit?
 
 
 
 
Egypt
Which country did the Soviet Union invade in 1979?
 
 
 
 
Afghanistan
What were the two major reforms of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called?
 
 
 
Glasnost
Perestroika
How many former European satellite states freed themselves from communism in 1989?
 
 
 
 
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Jul 14, 2019
Kind of needs some changes, with Krushchev's name there are different ways of spelling used, i tried a bunch of 'm, except the correct one appearently. Be consistent in how to enter numbers, the question about the decade accepted numbers, but the question about the number of states (1989 question) needs it to be written. Maybe, in the case of the names of politicians or such, accept just Lenin or Stalin, not necessarily including their first name. There are bound to be people who know the character, but not the first name.