Use of foreigners in the 5 year plans

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    • American Henry Ford advised on the car industry, training Russian engineers in the USA
    • The Dam project used experience gained from HEP stations in Canada
    • Moscow Metro construction relied on British engineers
    • At a time of depression, communism attracted normal labourers to Russia
    • Foreigners were sometimes looked upon with suspicion and it was easy to scapegoat them when things went wrong
    • Foreigners and experts could speed up indust. but they still didn't meet targets
    • Politically, Stalin had less control over his people as foreigners had more economic control
    • The ideology was compromised as foreigners doing the work of Russians was against it, however, it did mean more people were experiencing communism


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