Effects Of Joseph Stalin's Control Of Russia

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Register to read the introduction… Just as the United States suffered the Great depression in around the 1930’s, so did Russia. The two depressions were quite similar in fact, of course the Stock Market did not crash in Russia, but many similar troubles challenged the lives of the everyday citizen. Hear the words of one man: "It was declared to be a heroic age of struggle to destroy the old world & economic transformation, rammed through radical changes regardless of the human costs…(Fitzpatrick p. 11). 2 The problem of gaining access to the basic needs such as food and shelter was due to the fact that the government had effectively taken over all the means of production and distribution of goods.3 Russia had felt somewhat inferior in World War 1. The industry, agriculture, and military were lacking behind the rest of the world, so Stalin’s goal was to make Russia a dominant economic and military state.4 in the 1930’s the Russian Government built industries as rapidly as they could. Steel mills and tractor factories were being put up all around Russia, in order to balance the economy of Russia,5 although, many of these steps meant to better the lives of the innocent Russian citizens. Also, this was this was also a time period where millions of people starved, sacrificed, lost their homes, and were drawn into camps. This time period was known as the Great Terror. From the period of 1936-1938 millions of innocent citizens …show more content…
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