Rise of Stalin

The Soviet Union under Stalin

Russia 1927.1114

Rise of Stalin

The Soviet Union under Stalin (14 November 1927)

Historical Map of Russia & the former Soviet Union

Lenin had fallen seriously ill in 1922 and died in 1924. His followers competed for power until late 1926, when Joseph Stalin, the General Secretary of the Communist Party, finally emerged victorious. Crushing all perceived dissent, Stalin would forcefully industrialize the Soviet Union over the following years.

Main Events

Joseph Stalin outmaneuvers his opposition to become leader of the Soviet Union

Japan evacuates north Sakhalin

Accession of Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic

The Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic formally accedes to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, becoming one of the constituent republics of that union.

Accession of Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

The Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic formally accedes to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, becoming one of the constituent republics of that union.

Soviet Union suppresses All-Tungus Congress of the Okhotsk Coast

Soviet Union formally annexes Franz Josef Land

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