Why did Stalin make the Great Turn?

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  • why did Stalin make the Great Turn?
    • we are 50 to 100 years behind the advanced countries of the west -  Stalin to the First Conference of Workers 1931
      • to catch up with the west
    • to industrialise Russia
    • to build up the military to prepare for future war
  • to help Russia become an Autarky ( self sufficient)


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