The Second Five Year Plan 1958-1962


The Second Five year Plan (1958-62)

  • Cnstruction in cities helped to modernise
  • Tiannamen Square was remodelled to be more modern
  • Ridiculous targets, minister of metallurgy claimed steel would reach 20 million tonnes in 1962
  • Backyard furnaces led to awful steel quality, very brittle 
  • Grain fell by 38 million tonnes during this period 
  • Steel fell by 2 million tonnes 
  • Coal fell by 50 million tonnes 
  • Total industrial output fell by 27% 
  • Amount of land used for


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