Death of Karl Marx/Old Major.
Karl Marx created the idea of communism (Old Major created animalism) in the 1800s
Russian Orthodox Church
After the revolution, the Orthodox Church was considered bad under Stalin's rule. The church was reinstated in 1941
(Moses represented religion in animal farm)
Abdiction of Czar Nicholas II
Nicholas was abdicted, as well as Mr.Jones.
End of WWI
Beginning of labor camps. Pigs encouraged animals to work on the farm.
Assasination attempt on Leon Trotsky
The bullet grazed the back of Snowball's head, leaving both Leon and Snowball wounded.
The Civil War in Russia
The Russian Civil War occured after the Russian government collapsed to the Soviets. Trotsky organized The Red Army while Stalin commanded forces elsewhere. In the book Trotsky/Snowball, and Stalin/Napoleon both had different opinions about almost everything. This represents the Battle of Cowshed
Struggle between Stalin and Trotsky
Conflicts rise between Stalin (Napoleon) and Trotsky (Snowball). Both fight for power.
Five Year Plan begins
Trotsky gets deported (Snowball is chased away by dogs)
Start of industrialization/Five Year Plan begins (windmill for increased production of goods)
Secret Police and Starvations
Starvations of millions who didn't want to work for Stalin (starvation of animals)
Secret Police became official (pigs searced through animals belongings), In Animal Farm Napoleons dogs also represent the Secret Police.
The USA recognises the USSA (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) and in Animal Farm, the other farms begin to notice Animal Farm and the oddity of how it is run
Non-aggresssion Nazi-Soviet pact (Napoleon meets with Frederick)
The German Invasion
Under the name Operation "Barbarossa," Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. Allegory to the Battle of The Windmill.