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Why would the USSR feel threatened in the 1930s?
USSR had no communist allies
High chance of invasion and war against the USSR
Economy still fairly unstable

Why did Stalin make an alliance with Nazi- Germany?
Stalin admired Hitler
No alternatives
Following Lenin's example ­ Lenin suggested German fascists and…

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Nazi Economic Planning:
Divided focus between war production and military goods
Goerning opposes mass production of aircraft
Use of propaganda:
Presented war as `Great Patriotic War', people would be fighting to defend the `Motherland'
USSR's economic performance:
FYPs built up industry and USSR's capacity to produce weaponry
Economy is able…


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