The Socialist Revolution in Russia in 1917 and the Birth of USSR

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What principles inspired the creation of the USSR after the Socialist Revolution in Russia in 1917?

Ensuring a minimum standard of living, subsidizing basic necessities, state ownership of productive assets

What was a major issue faced by people from regions outside Russia after the creation of the USSR?

Feeling neglected and suppressed by the dominant Russian republic

Which factor contributed to the difficulty of life for citizens under the Soviet system?

Lack of democracy and freedom of speech

Why did Mikhail Gorbachev initiate economic and political reforms in 1985?

To democratize the system and keep the USSR up-to-date with Western advancements

Which event weakened the Soviet system further in 1979?

Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

What was a common way in which people expressed their dissent under the Soviet system?

Through jokes and cartoons

Who was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India responsible for holding the first general election in 1952?

Sukumar Sen

When did the Indian constitution come into effect?

26 January 1950

Which political party dominated in India after the 1952 general election?


What made the 1952 general election in India a landmark event?

Its competitiveness and encouraging participation

Which states were mentioned as not being under Congress party's power post the 1952 general election?

Travancore-Cochin, Madras, Orissa

Who became the Prime Minister of India after the first general election in 1952?

P. Jawaharlal Nehru

Explore the principles of the Socialist Revolution in Russia in 1917 that led to the creation of the USSR, with a focus on ensuring a minimum standard of living for all citizens, government subsidizing basic necessities, and state control over productive assets. Learn about the dominance of Russia among the fifteen republics, leading to feelings of neglect and suppression in other regions, and the technological and infrastructural lag compared to the West.

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