Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Envisioned by Lenin and molded by Stalin, the Soviet Union, and its communist economic system, lasted seventy-four years, from 1917 to 1991. The inception of communism in the Soviet Union was a result of the losses Russia incurred during World War I. Devastation during the war and mismanagement by the government throughout created an atmosphere ripe for revolution. With the leadership of Lenin, the Bolshevik Revolution occurred in November 1917, and the Communist Party was created in March 1918.
Danis, Matthew B., "Economic system as a factor influencing leadership behavior : a case study of leadership in Russia from 1917 to 1995" (1997). Honors Theses. 1132.