The Third Five-Year Plan

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  • The Third Five-Year Plan (1962-1965)
    • Inefficient projects closed down and communes broken up.
    • The persecution of intellectuals and scientists relaxed.
    • Production targets reviewed annually and made more realistic
    • Agricultural production rose to 1957 levels, oil and gas production rose dramatically and the manufacture of consumer goods increased.
    • In 1964, the atom bomb was created. (Success)
    • Private plots were allowed. And any surplus food could be sold for profit.


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