Third Five-Year Plan 1938-1941

The Third Five-Year Plan

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  • 3rd Five-Year Plan 1938-1941
    • Rearmament
      • Continued the rearmament that began during the final phase of Second Five-Year Plan
        • Did not enter WWII till  1941
      • By 1940: 1/3 of Government  investment went to the armed forces .
        • Double amount invested 1937
      • May 1941: German army now had 8 million men, 12,000 tanks, 52,000 guns & 20,000 aircraft.
      • Between May & June 1941: 3rd Five-Year Plan came to a premature end
        • Central Committee decided the country needed to prepare for war
    • Heavy Industry
      • Formed backbone of plan
      • Tonnes of........
        • Crude Oil
          • 1937: 29 million tonnes of crude oil
          • 1940: 31 million tonnes of crude oil
        • Coal
      • Decline in production of steel
      • Improved as much as possible to help support rearmament
    • Problems
      • Chaos in Gosplan & Russian industry
      • Purges resulted in removal & execution of many experienced industrial managers
        • No qualified workers. HUGE effect on indutry
      • Removal of moderate group in Politburo in 1936
        • Inefficiencies of Plan remained unchallenged
      • Stalin reverted to terror to motivate managers to meet targets
        • Gulags, purges & execution
    • Workers Discipline
      • 1940: 'Internal Passport' restricted ability to move from job to job
        • Were not able to swap jobs for one with better pay
          • 'Quick Sand Society'
      • May 1939:  Politburo report........
        • Amount of time Peasants spent on private land....
          • Limited & reduced size of private plots
          • Spend more time on production of Government land/ benefits
      • Increased productivity

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