Impact of the war in the USSR

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Social
Mass patriotism - 1/5 of the pre-war population died - About 20 million Soviet men died - More suppressed - Returning soldiers sent to gulags
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Economy
Loss of men meant less workers - Farms were destroyed (Scorched Earth policy) - Spent 38.7 billion roubles on the defence industry - 17.9 billion roubles on military services - War economy meant the economy was very imbalanced
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Political
Female membership of Communist Party rose (18.3%) - 75% of the Party joined the war effort - Communist Party had younger more professional members during the war - After, Stalin took back all power
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GKO ensured that Stalin had 'all power and authority of the state' - Became more of a dictator, ruling with an iron fist
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Peter Kenez
"For the Soviet people, the post-war period was even more difficult than the war period"
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Christopher Reid
"Was all the more disappointing for a society expecting some reward for wartime sacrifices and victories"
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Loss of men meant less workers - Farms were destroyed (Scorched Earth policy) - Spent 38.7 billion roubles on the defence industry - 17.9 billion roubles on military services - War economy meant the economy was very imbalanced

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