I am a Political Science student at Virginia Tech completing my undergraduate. My are of interest is specifically the security studies that surround China and its successful rise into a power within the world. Russian History is more or less a side study which I don’t know too much about, they have an interesting story with a successful rise into a competing world power against the US, but then also a downfall that has put them into a minor great power.

The purpose of this blog is to dive into the fascinating history of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. In 1917 Nicholas the Tzars of Russia fell from power in an effort by the citizens of Russia in an attempt to gain their freedom and establish a government that would look after their needs. This was just the beginning, the Soviet Union despite its downfall impacted the world on a grand scale. In effect it changed the political ideology of the time, that period was a great social experiment on the effect of Communism and Socialism had on a group of people. The World has changed and so has the geopolitical boundaries of nations across the world.

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