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Why the Five Year Plans were considered the best way to move Industrialisation forward.

"Should we, perhaps, for the sake of greater 'caution', hold back the development of heavy industry so as to make light industry, which produces chiefly for the peasant market, the basis of our industry? Not under and circumstances. That would be suicidal. It would mean transforming our country into an off-shoot of the World's capitalist economy system."        Stalin, May 1928

  • Sokolnikov (the Commissar or Minister of Finance 1924-1925) believed that investing in agriculture should be the focus of the State. He

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