Reasons why Stalin wanted to rapidly industrialize the USSR?

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Reasons why Stalin wanted to rapidly industrialize the USSR?
Ideological
Socialism only possible in highly advanced industrialized nation
100 years behind, 10 years to catch up
Revolution should serve working class
Political
Inspired by `successes' of collectivization
No longer wanted to be seen as Lenin's disciple develop a reputation that surpassed
Lenin
Russia would be unable to defend itself against capitalist nations in event of war needed
to develop iron, steal, coal & oil in order to repel attacks
Economic
Response to NEP's failure to industrialize snails pace amount of steel& iron produced
under it never exceeded years of Tsarism not producing results fast enough
Russia was significantly behind Germany, France & other western nations

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