Stalin's industrialisation: the case study of Magnitogorsk

A tabel I have done copied out from previous lessons. 

the notes are brief

but this document gives brief detail on conditions and which of the Five-Year Plans they co-incide with

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Stalin's industrialisation: the case study of Magnitogorsk
o Built town from scratch
o ½ million transported to the Magnetic Mountain
o To create Russia's largest steel factory
John Scott--- American Communist, moves to Russia
Behind Urals 1942
Came into USSR party & volunteered at Magnitogorsk
Magnitogorsk 5 Year Plan
Living Conditions "A dirty, chaotic construction 1st and 2nd bad living conditions
camp"
"April...everything was still
frozen solid."
1st and 2nd
Mud huts, by 1937 running
water, central heating &
electricity
Working Conditions Had to walk 2 miles & work in
-35°
Often equipment broken or 2nd machinery difficulties
missing.
During the winter often
worked in the dark.
Disorganised & extremely 1st Poor conditions & death
dangerous. Some froze to
death.
Industrial Energy & sense of purpose only Stakonovite movement
Production fulfilled 44.9% of goal 1st as Gov. Lied to keep Stalin
happy
Poor leadership, organised
3rd with purge of managers
hampered it.
Overcame & skilled/experienced 1st with `Red Specialists'
workers
His book regarded as the best eye witness account

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