russian revolution homework questions

Based on Traditions & Encounters, pp. 802-04 and Kort’s Soviet Union, pp. 103-05 (attached docs):


1. Why was Russia engaged in a civil war after the success of the communist revolution?


2. Describe the economic impact of war communism and how it led to the New Economic Policy.


3. Why was collectivization of agriculture integral to Stalin’s First Five-Year Plan?


4. What were the reasons and consequences of the Great Purge?