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Joseph Stalin
Toltalitarian leader of Russia after Lenin.

He was a ruthless leader and though some progresswas made under his rule, 17 million Russians died.
Great Purge
Stalin's program of ridding the communist party of those who disagreed with him.

By the time it ended in 1938, 8-13 million Russians were killed.
Command Economy
A system in which the government makes all economic decisions.

Political leaders identify the countries needs and decide how to meet them.
Five-Year Plans
Stalin's plans for the economic development of Russia.

They were succesfulby setting impossibly high goals and limiting the manufacturing of consumer goods.
Collective Farms
The combining of 25 million private farms into a few large government run farms.

After much resistance, farm production increased.