ussr ; economy ; stalin ; recovery from war

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what exact date did the german invasion of ussr begin?
22nd june '41
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what about the economy whas an integral feature of the stalinist system?
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proved effective in doint what?
mobilising resources for war
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at local level what were set up to co-ordinate war production?
Defence Committees
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what happened to factories?
quickly converted to production of war materials
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in moscow children's bicycle factory was converted into factory for what?
flame throwers
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what happened to whole factories?
evacuated to safer areas un east away from invading germans
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what initially happened to industrial output after invasion?
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after '41 what happened to soviet industrial production?
rose imperessively if unevenly
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between '43-'45 how many tanks were produced?
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and aircraft?
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economy did find some products to be beyond capability for example what specifically?
tinned meat inc. spam
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which was imported from britain under what scheme?
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where what happened?
supplies given and payment deferred
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as economy produced large amounts military hardware production of what was virtually non-existent?
consumer goods (shocker)
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by end of war damage of where had reduced overall production?
nazi-occupied areas
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steel production had fallen to how much in '45?
12m tonnes
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compared to how much in '40/
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oil production what fraction of '40 production?
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and wood production?
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agriculture in desperte because what happened to most-able bodied men in collectives?
conscripted to army
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and what was requisitioned by red army?
machinery and draft aninaks
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what was grain output in '40
95m tonnes
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and what in '42?
30m tonnes
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and what happened to the number of cattle?
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in these circumstances what did governemnt lift restrictions on?
cultivation of private plots
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to provide what?
incentive for peasants to keep up production
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by end of war much of where was devastated?
west ussr
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how many were homeless?
25m ppl
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over how many towns classified 'destroyed;?
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and how many villages?
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what was priority of gov to do asap?
bring about economic reconversion and reconstruction
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many factories that had been converted in wartime needed to do what?
reconvert back to civilian production
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what needed to be rebuilt?
large industrial palnts
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to achieve these aims what was reinforced?
rigid state control
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process made more difficult because of the end of which wartime scheme?
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one advantage was that ussr could now exploit what?
control over ebloc
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much region fallen into whose hands?
red army
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after defeat of?
nazi gernamy
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large amounts of what were finessed from east germany?
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reparations for war damage
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though once transported to ussr what happened to it?
left to rust
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nobody knew how to reassemble
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what were signed with new soviet-dominated governments?
trade agreements
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what kind of advantage was there from this?
once soided to ussr
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so badly that they amounted to little more than?
economic exploitation
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in general though economic reconstruction to be based largely on efforts of who with what resources?
soviet ppl with soviet resources
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what were the years of the fourth five-year plan?
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which set up programme of?
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and aimed to do what to economy?
restore to pre-war levels
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what recovered quickly?
industrial production
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helped largely by use of voer how many gulag slave labourers?
2 million
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what governmentally was a strong factor in quick results?
central planning
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what was government able to redirect for construction purposes?
wartime labour
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what were retraining programmes effective at ensuring?
workers had basic skills for jobs now in demand
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what remained harsh?
penalties for slackers
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what was focus placed on?
heavy industry
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with production of what achieving special attention?
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what two industries were especially successfuk?
metal industry and heavy engineering
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what happened to plan?
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but what industries remained neglected?
consumer (surprising, right?)
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what had economy returned to about '30s?
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reinforced by failure to adopt what?
new technology
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like developments in which two industries?
chemical and plastics
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in what years?
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achieved growth at what rate?
slower and more realistic
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emergence of what resulted in increase of arms expenditure?
cold war
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as what budget increased year by year?
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what was growth in other industries like?
less impressive
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large amounts of resources were duverted into building of what kind of projects?
grandiose with little economic value
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what was the canal called?
volga-don canal
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which carried very little what?
actual traffic
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but was adorned wiht?
many a statue of stalin (because that's the important thing. right?)
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what was there construction of in moscow?
large government buildings
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using resources that would have been better allocated to?
housing shortage
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from '48 what in towns started to recover?
living standards
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what reductions eased conditions?
price reductions
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and from '52 what level did real wages for urban workers reach?
'28 levels
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what about conditions in countryside?
recovered much slower
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in war why had government given some concessions to peasants
sustain food production
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what system was promoted?
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meaning small groups were given responsibility for what?
areas within collective farm
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as long as food targets were met what could happen?
peasants could sell surplus
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when war over what was quickly abolished as gov tried to reassert control?
link system
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what were taxes raised on in a bid to reduce their importance?
private plots
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what concentrated suprervision of agricultural resources into hands of party?
machine and tractor stations
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in the country during and after war why was the gender imbalance more pronounced?
all able-bodied men had gone to war or moved to towns
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even as late as 1850 what was it possible to find?
all female / children villages
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shortages of livestock added to this problem meaning what?
women often had little choice but to shackle themselves to ploughs to till soil
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a drought in which year made this worse?
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and even in what year was grain production lower than that of 1940?
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in attempt to improve productivity what did khrushchev suggest in '49?
creating larger collectives
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because it'd make it easier to do wat?
use large-scale machinery
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it would also make collectives easier to?
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what was khrushchev's role in government in '49?
party secretary for moscow province
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by '52 over how many larger collectives had been made?
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was this popular with the peasants?
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what was stalin's plan of utilising large areas of semi-desert regions that remoained ineffective after he died?
planting trees in them
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