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Russia and the Soviet Union: 1917–1941 A National Study Student Book with 4 Access Codes

By | Copyright Year:2019 | ISBN-13: 9780170417570

Russia and the Soviet Union: 1917–1941 is written with close and clear alignment to the new Stage 6 Modern History course. The text incorporates relevant and regular visual, with primary source extracts and accompanying activities. Opening with a survey of the Bolshevik consolidation of power, this student book examines in detail the struggle for power following the death of Lenin, the establishment of Stalin’s dictatorship, the transformation of Soviet economic, political and cultural life and Soviet foreign policy between 1917 and 1941.

NelsonNet resources available*
Teacher Resources:
• Teaching programs

Student Resources:
• Worksheets
• Weblinks
• NelsonNetBook

*Complimentary access to NelsonNet is available to teachers who use the accompanying student book as a core resource in their classroom. Contact your local education consultant for access codes and conditions.


1 Survey: Bolshevik Consolidation of Power
2 The Struggle for Power
3 Dictatorship and Totalitarianism
4 Economic Transformation under Stalin
5 Political Transformation under Stalin
6 Social and Cultural Transformation
7 Soviet Foreign Policy 1917-41


Ken Webb has extensive experience in government and independent schools as a teacher of Ancient, Modern and IB History. He is a regular presenter of student lectures and teaches professional learning workshops. Ken is the author of Nelson Modern History titles, Age of Imperialism and Russia and the Soviet Union along with a host of other senior history titles.


Frequent content consolidation tasks and end of chapter review activities based on History skill and assessment requirements and exam styled questions

Historically accurate maps and relevant images, including photographs and artworks

Relevant biographical studies

Information boxes, diagrams and timelines

In text and whole book glossaries