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

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

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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POTENTIAL QUESTIONS

Q1. To what extent is it accurate to describe Stalin's social policy as the `great retreat'?
Q2. How far do you agree that Stalin transformed Russian society in the years to 1941?

Accurate to say it was Great…

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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…

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Q4. To what extent was Communist ideology the main reason for Stalin's `Great
Retreat'?

Ideology responsible for Great Retreat Other factors responsible for Great Retreat

Needs of the Five-Year Plans Society in collapse

Education: The family code of 1936 came…

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