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How successful were the Five year plans in transforming Russian industry in the years 1941?

Successes ...

The USSR was turned into a modern state (which was able to resist Hitler's invasion).
There was genuine Communist enthusiasm among the young `Pioneers'.
new cities
dams/ hydroelectric power
transport & communications

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Failure to reach targets had led to much criticism as well as humiliation
Workers couldn't cope under the pressure
More measures were introduced
Records had been kept on workers attendance, if poor were accused of

o Sabotage of the FYP
o If guilty were sent to work in the harshest…


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