Post-war reconstruction: industry

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  • Created on: 08-05-18 15:01

The war destroyed almost all of the economic progress that had been made during the first and second Five-Year Plans. By 1945:

  • 25 million people were homeless and the workforce was exhausted
  • 70% of those killed in the war were men, including one-third of all men, which had a significant impact on the workforce
  • Industrial production was low: mining production was less

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