How did the five year plans change?

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It can be argued that the aims and the key features of the five year plans changed considerabily in the years 1928-41 due to pressure from the Kirov group, fear of war and the terror.

All of the five year plans focused on hevay industry thus there was a lack of consumer goods. By the seconond five year plan, the lack of consumer goods were so scarce that the Kirov group put pressure on Stalin to prioritise living standards and consumer goods so that the party’s popularity would increase. This meant that the focus of the second five year plan shified away from heavy industry to concentrate on consumer goods resulting in the ‘three good years’.  This was between 1933-7 where the production of consumer goods doubled. However,  when


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