Successes and failures of the Third Five-Year Plan

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  • Heavy industry continued to grow, for example, machinery and engineering
  • Defence and armaments grew rapidly as resources were diverted to them


  • Heavy industry growth was uneven and some areas did poorly
  • Steel output grew insignificantly
  • Oil production failed to meet targets and led to a fuel crisis
  • Consumer industries took a backseat
  • Many…


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