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After the catastrophic losses of the First World War many soldiers and peasants wished to overthrow the current Czarist government and establish a Soviet government.
Tsar Nicholas II and his wife were forced to abdicate the throne. In 1918 Tsar Nicholas along with his wife, kids, and a handful of others were brutally murdered by Bolshevik troops.
Vladimir Lenin with help from Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky successfully led a revolution and created a communist super power that wouldn't fall until 1991, almost a century later.
However the Soviet Union would face many challenges along the way to becoming a super power primarily due to Stalin being extremely paranoid and not trusting any of his advisers.
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