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Why did Stalin want to modernise the USSR?
1. Increase the USSR's military strength 2. To rival the economies of capitalist countries 3. To increase food supplies 4. To create a communist society 5. To establish his reputation
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Why did Stalin want to rival the economies of capitalist countries?
He wanted to make the USSR self-sufficient & to improve the standards of living in Russia so people would value Communist rule
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Were targets met for the first Five Year Plan?
No but still enormous achievements ; increased production and built a foundation for the next Five Year plans
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What were the aims of collectivisation?
1. To feed the growing population of industrial workers 2. To export any surplus to raise money for investments in Industry
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Why did Stalin want to increase the USSR's military strength?
In order to fight a modern war, the USSR would need to have the industries that would produce the weapons and other equipment they would need
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What did the first Five Year Plan focus on?
The major industries
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What did the second Five Year Plan focus on?
Built on the achievements of the first ; heavy industry still a priority but other areas were also developed (E.g. Transport & Communications)
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When was the first Five Year Plan introduced
1928
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Why did Stalin want to establish his reputation?
He wanted to be seen as an even greater leader than Lenin by bringing about greater changes
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When was the second Five Year Plan introduced?
1933
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Who were the people who opposed collectivisation?
The Kulaks. They did not want to give up their land
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