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In 1917, the Russian Empire was losing a war against both Germany and Austria-Hungary. The population was starting to resent the Czar/Tsar, and wanted a different leader so the war would end. Vladimir Lenin, returning from exile in Switzerland, led the Communist Party of Russia to power in the October Revolution.
- Before The Creation of the Soviet Union
- Russian Civil War
- Leadership of Vladimir Lenin
- Leadership of Stalin, 1925-1938
- Pre-War Soviet-German Relations
- Great Patriotic War 1941-1945
- Rebuilding After The War 1945-1953
- Soviet Union becomes Superpower
- Nikita Khrushchev 1953-1965
- Leonid Brezhnev 1965-1983
- Yuri Andropov 1983-1984
- Konstantin Chernenko-1984-1985
- Mikhail Gorbachev 1985-1990
- The Collapse of the Soviet Union