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FIVEYEAR PLANS

What were the reasons for introducing the Five Year Plans?

LINK: HOW DOES THIS LINK TO WANTING TO INTRODUCE THE 5-YEAR PLANS?




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POTENTIAL QUESTIONS

Q1. Why did Stalin launch the first Five Year Plan?

Reasons for launching the 5-Year Plans

Economic

The USSR was a hundred years behind the large economies of the West. By 1928, USSR's
economy was…

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Thus, Stalin felt that it was time to start rapid industrialization to build up armed forces. They
needed to develop iron, steel, oil and coal on a grand scale. This was only possible through the
5-Year Plans.…

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