Second Five-Year Plan 1933-1937

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The 2nd Five-Year Plan

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  • 2nd Five-Year Plan 1933-1937
    • Priorities
      • The priorities changed throughout the 2nd five-year plan
      • Stalin promised to improve living standard for workers (1934-1936)
      • Focus on heavy industry (consolidation)
      • There was a low labour productivity (incentives)
      • Military spending took over towards the end, rising 17% in 1937
    • Failures
      • Little co-ordination between branches of industry
        • Managers hoarded essentials
      • Lack of spare parts for machinery
      • Public feared exile/ execution
      • Daily shortages of essential items
        • Shoes
      • Housing and amenities to improve
    • Success
      • Government stated 'over fulfilled by 3%'
      • Production of raw materials expanded
      • 1st line of Moscow Metro opened 1935
      • Moscow-Volga Canal completed 1932-1937 connecting to 5 different sea's
        • Able to transport huge amount of produce at once faster and more reliable across Russia and for trade with other countries
          • 1st line of Moscow Metro opened 1935
      • Industrial workers wage increased
        • No need for rations
      • Marginal improvement in living conditions
        • Boost Morale
          • Industrial workers wage increased
            • No need for rations
    • The Stakhanovite Movement
      • New Government propaganda campaign offering incentives to workers
      • Alexie Stakhanovite--- media legand
        • Encouraged to be like him
        • Inspired workers and increased productivity
      • A standard worker said to mine 14x the excepted amount in a day (This was planned by the Government)
      • Given rewards and treated as an example
        • Alexie Stakhanovite--- media legand
          • Encouraged to be like him
          • Inspired workers and increased productivity
      • Emphasis on productivity
    • Change
      • Changes were made in the next 5 years due to Germany's re-armourment
      • Living conditions didn't improve drastically  and inequality was introduced further into the Communist Party with reward schemes through the Strakhovite movement.
      • The practise of lying about figures begun in the 1st Five-Year Plan continued...

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