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3. Assess the impact that Stalin had on Russia and the Russian people
During his rule of Russia from 1928 until 1953, Joseph Stalin made decisions and had characteristics that left both long term and short term impact on the country and its people.
One of the biggest impacts made by Stalin on Russia was the Industrialisation of the country; Stalin’s reasons for doing this were mainly down to the fact that Russia was still a backwards, poor, impoverished country when he came to power in 1928. Stalin wanted to change this, and make Russia into a modern, industrial and high power nation. In order to fulfil his aims, Stalin introduced new industrial areas in places such as Kusbass and the Fergana Valley, which were previously not industrial areas, where new industries electric power stations, coal mines, oil fields, machine building and metal processing factories were developed and built. During Stalin’s rule, Magnitogorsk was built, leaving a lasting impact on the USSR’s development as an industrial country In order for these new areas to make a difference to Russia’s development and economy, the state run industries worked in order to live up to the newly adopted 5-Year Plans. These plans set production aims that industries had to meet within the 5 year deadline they were initially set. Over time Russia did build up its industry, and this left a long term impact on Russia, as well as Stalin’s 5-Year Plans being used to make improvements within the Soviet Union until its demise in 1991.
In order for Stalin’s economic targets to work, and for his 5-Year Plans to work, Stalin used collectivisation. In 1929, collective farms introduced and to be set up by 1933. An estimated 5 million peasants were put into collective farms, and these farms were used in order to produce enough food for the city workers, who needed to live up to the industrial 5-Year Plans. Collective…...

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