reactions to 5 year plan

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  • Reactions to 5 year plan
    • positive
      • many party members pleased to see radical social change and end to NEP compromises
      • propaganda had a considerable impact. urban workers hoped for better employment prospects and higher living standards
      • many poor peasants were led to believe they would benefit from further land reform and introduction of modern methods
    • negative
      • Stalin authorised higher wages for skilled workers, some worried this would create diff classes w\in the proletariat
      • the harsh imposition of collectivisation and a bigger focus on industrial over agriculture worried that there would be food shortages
      • central planning was regarded as a high risk gamble

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