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Midterm questions

1. What do you know about the socio-economic situation in Kazakhstan in the early 20th
century and migration of Russian and other peasants to the Kazakh lands from central
2. The Kazakh steppe during the First World War. The national liberation uprising in 1916.
3. The February bourgeois-democratic revolution in Russia, its causes and consequences.
and its influence on Kazakhstan.
4. The political crisis in the summer in 1917. The July All-Kazakh Congress and the
decision on the formation of the Alash party. Party program.
5. What do you know about The October overturn and the establishment of Soviet power in
Kazakhstan . The All-Kazakh Congress in December 1917.
6. Formation of the Government of Alash Orda (People's Council), chaired by A.
Bokeikhanov. The decision to the form the Alash Autonomy.
7. Formation of the Turkestan Autonomy (Kokand Autonomy) Government in Kokand.
Memories by M. Shoqai.
8. The policy of "War Communism". Announcement amnesty to the government of Alash
Orda. Criticism of Bolshevik ideas in letters by A. Baitursynov to V. I. Lenin.
9. The creation of Kyrgyz (Kazakh) Soviet Socialist Autonomous Republic. Command and
Administrative Problem solution of territorial boundaries of the Kyrgyz (Kazakh) ASSR.
KazASSR and Turkestan Republic. Integration of Kazakh lands in the Kazakh
Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
10. The formation of the Bolshevik regime in Kazakhstan. Land and water reforms in
Kazakhstan. New Economic Policy (NEP) in Kazakhstan.
11. The strengthening of power and influence of the Communist Party in public life. The idea
of "Small October" by F.I. Goloshchekin.
12. Stalin repressions and their consequences. Political distrust and the forced deportation of
peoples to Kazakhstan.
13. Positions of the Kazakh public figures on the issue of industrialization. Features of
industrialization in Kazakhstan.
14. The policy of Sovietization as a destruction of the traditional Kazakh society.
Confiscation of Bay farms and its political and economic consequences. The forced
transition of nomadic and semi-nomadic Kazakh farms to sedentary.
15. Methods and rates of collectivization. Violation of the principles of voluntariness. The
liquidation of kulak farms. "Letter of Five".
16. Demographic consequences of hunger. The plight of agriculture in Kazakhstan in 1930s.
The consequences of the class-party principle in social and political life, culture,
education and science.
17. Participation of Kazakhs in the front-line actions and partisan movement. Heroes of the
Soviet Union from Kazakhstan. Results and lessons of the Second World War.
18. Criticism of Stalin’s "Personality Cult" period. Political rehabilitation of state and public
19. The ecological tragedy of Kazakhstan in the XX century: ecological disaster, causes and
20. Semipalatinsk nuclear test site (1949-1991), its causes and consequences. Genetic
changes, mass distribution cancer and mental illness among the local population as a
result of atomic radiation.
21. Socio-economic development of the Soviet Kazakhstan in the 1960s. Policy of Tselina
22. Describe the situation in Kazakhstan during repressions in Kazakhstan in 1936-1938
23. Tell about the activity of Kunayev D.A. as the First Secretary of the Central Committee
of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. Define the achievements of policy.
24. Tell about the December events of 1986 in Almaty and in other cities of the republic and
their true causes.
25. Explain the collapse of the Soviet Union: define the causes and consequences on
Kazakhstan. The formation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).