Why did Russia become a superpower following WWII?

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  • Created on: 10-05-18 13:50

Economic superpower

  • Russia had a powerful economy, along with America
  • Stalin deliberately created an economy that was geared towards war in anticipation of military conflict with the West

The Fourth Five-Year Plan

  • The priority of the Fourth Five-Year Plan was heavy industry
  • The military was to be reconstructed due to the threat posed by the USA and its allies
  • Soviet planners allocated 7.4 billion roubles for defence spending in the first year of the new Plan, compared with 5.7 billion roubles in 1940

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