(REASONS FOR THE GREAT RETREAT) Changes in Society - Potential Qs(REASONS FOR THE GREAT RETREAT) Changes in Society - Potential Qs

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Transforming the Soviet economy ­ Changes in Society
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THE GREAT RETREAT
What were the reasons for introducing the Great Retreat?
Nabilah Chowdhury

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Under Lenin Under Stalin
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Role of Women/Women at Work
Women were drafted into the workforce when The number of women in work significantly
war started, thus their contribution was essential increased under Stalin's rule.
to Russia's victory and their position in society
progressed.
However, when NEP was introduced, urban
unemployment rose and women were out of
work again.
By 1929, the number of women in work From 3-13 million women in industry by 1940.…read more

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Women and Family
The family code of 1936 came up with solutions
for all the problems brought along under Lenin's
rule:
Birth rate:
Birth rate was falling as a result of the Birth rate was falling thus cash payments
social and economic problems facing were introduced to women with large
Russia.…read more

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Crime:
Fathers regularly abandoned mothers who Increased crime due to abandoned children
in turn abandoned their children to on the streets. Juvenile delinquency and
orphanages or left them on the streets. begging also increased due to this.
The orphaned child then resorted to crime Thus child support payments were
in order to support itself.…read more

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­ Men mainly initiated divorce ­ 70% carried ­ The cost of divorce increased from
out by men. 50-150-500 roubles depending on the
number of times the individual wanted to
­ Housing shortages meant that even after divorce.
couples divorced, they still had to live
together. This often led to rapes and
abuse.
Education and Children
Lenin wanted a free and radical approach Stalin wanted more traditional schools with
to education. old-fashioned structures returning.…read more

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POTENTIAL QUESTIONS
Q1. To what extent is it accurate to describe Stalin's social policy as the `great retreat'?
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CHILDREN AND EDUCATION
It was great retreat because under Lenin's rule, However, it wasn't a great retreat because
children were able to disrespect elders and had education wasn't only focused on the new
a great degree of influence over their education. curriculum, such as history, math's, English.…read more

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