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1 Questions for StalinBIG PICTURE(Paper 2 style Qs)Unit specific Qs(Helpful in document analysis)For what reasons and by what methods was Stalin able to rise to power?How did the ideology of Trotsky & Lenin’s revolution differ from the reality of Stalin’s Russia ( )?How did Stalin view the USSR?Was Stalin revered by the Russian people?Did Stalin have total control over the Russian people?To what extent was Stalin a Marxist?To what extent was Stalin a Leninist?
2 Everyday Stalinism – week of 21st Key Factors in Stalin’s SPS Totalitarian domination of the USSRForced CollectivizationRapid Industrialization (5 Year Plans)Cult of PersonalityUse of Terror (Purges, Show Trials)
3 Soviet Communism or “Stalinism”, was more of a totalitarian and military state combined with elements of communism
4 Stalin’s 5 Year PlansFirst Plan, 1928–1933Second Plan, 1933–1937Third Plan, 1938–1941Fourth and Fifth Plan, 1945–1955Sixth Plan, 1956–1960Seventh Plan, 1959–1965Eighth Plan, 1966–1970Ninth Plan, 1971–1975Tenth Plan, 1976–1981Eleventh Plan, 1981–1985Twelfth Plan, 1986–1990Thirteenth Plan, 1991Five-Year Plans for the National Economy of the USSR: ( )Begun by StalinRapid economic development nationwideSome took longer than 5 years, others failed, 13 in totalMajor focus on heavy industry5 year plan in 5 minutes
5 Stalin’s 5 Year Plans 1928-1991 Rapid economic development Some took longer than 5 years, others failed, 13 in totalMajor focus on heavy industry
6 Shock Worker Movement: 1929+ UdarnikiWorkers who fulfilled obligations over and above their planned quotasNon-economic incentivesCompetitionsEnd of 1929 = 29% Industrial workers participated"false shock work"Portrait of [Shockworker] Nikita Izotov (1934)
7 Stakhonovites: 1936+ Aug 31, 1935 Aleksei Stakhanov 35 yr old minerHewed 102 tons of coal during his six-hour shift14x his quotaHailed by Pravda as a world recordStakhanovite movementsuperceded that of shock workermodel for success"recordmania"Leonid Kotliarov: Portrait of Stakhanov (1938)
8 Comparative Growth: Industrial Production Average Annual Growth (%) 12.3%5.5%1.9%4.7%4.4%2.5%U.S.S.RU.S.A.BritainGermanyFrance0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14%Percent Growth1928/401760/991870/1860/1869/991948/651801/4119131930
9 over-fulfillment is honor! Plan is law,fulfillment is duty,over-fulfillment is honor!
10 The Victory of the Five Year Plan is a Strike Against Capitalism
11 "Increased production of machine tools," a section from the Second Five Year Plan, 1934.
12 To live in a civilized way means to work with high productivity (1932)
13 The development of transport is one of the main tasks of the five-year plan. (1929) Transport worker, having equipped yourself with technical knowledge, struggle for the reconstruction of transport. (1931)
15 ALEXANDER RODCHENKO (1891-1956) Russian photographer
16 Black and white photograph of a "propaganda" graveyard Black and white photograph of a "propaganda" graveyard. The sign reads "Grave of the Lazy" and the tombstones show a last name and percentages indicating the dead prisoners failed to fulfill their work norms and died as a result.Gulag authorities tied the fulfillment of work norms to the possibility of survival in the camps and clear there was the possibility of death in the camps if they failed to do what was expected of them.
17 Let us have more day nurseries ! Successors are growing (1930) Proposed increase in urban and rural USSR crèches (Nurseries/day care centers) for 1937
18 'Growth in capacity of city nurseries', chart by the Izostat Institute,from The struggle for five years in four (1932)Join the pre-school movementBuild a new lifeOrganize kindergartens and playgroundsEducate a new Communist generationUSSR, 1930
19 "Increased public spending on health and physical education," a section from the Second Five Year Plan, 1934.
21 Same years but different weathers”, red bar on the thermometer is “Soviet Industry rate”, black one is “American Industry rate”, there has began an economic crisis and dislocation in the USA
22 Our Nobles (1935) Greetings to the best shock workers--heroes of socialist labor. This poster was mass printed for the bulletin boards of factories, which would place the portraits of their own local shock workers in the empty spaces.
29 Stalin Speech to Conference of Industrial Managers February 5, 1931 as reported in Pravda and cited in Service (2004) p. 272To slacken the tempos would be to fall behind. And the backward get beaten. We don’t want to be beaten. The history of old Russia consisted, among other things, in her being ceaselessly beaten for her backwardness. She was beaten by the Mongol Khan. She was beaten by the Turkish beys. She was beaten by the Swedish feudal rulers. She was beaten by the Polish-Lithuanian. She was beaten by the Anglo-French capitalists. She was beaten by the Japanese barons. Beaten in military backwardness, for cultural backwardness, for state backwardness, for industrial backwardness for agricultural backwardness. It was profitable to beat her.We have fallen behind the advanced countries by 50 to 100 years. We must close that gap in ten years. Either we do this or be crushed. This is what are obligation before the workers and peasants of the USSR dictate to usFrom Nicholas Mikhailov and Nathalie Rothstein.Land of the Soviets: A Handbook of the USSR. (Moscow: 1939)
30 On the Five Year PlansFrom Robert Service. Stalin: A Biography (2004) pBy 1935 steel output was double the amount for The Second Five Year Plan , like the first was recurrently altered as it was being implemented. Inevitable was an increase in the armaments budget after Hitler became German chancellor in Germany. The progress continued into 1936 and beyond. Gross industrial output in 1937, the final year of the second Five Year Plan, had increased by 3/5ths over Even agriculture had began to recover from the traumas of collectivization and output arose by about half in the same periodThe First Five-Year Plan and the Geography of Soviet Defence IndustryDavid R. Stone, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 57, No. 7 (Nov., 2005), ppSOVIET AND WESTERN SCHOLARS ALIKE have generally hailed the successes of Soviet industrialisation in building up new industrial centres in the geographically secure heart of the Soviet Union during the pre-war five-year plans. Newly available archival sources, particularly on defence industry during the first five-year plan, suggest however a more nuanced picture of the geography of Soviet industrial development. Soviet policy makers understood and feared the danger of the Soviet Union's concentration of industrial plant so close to its western border, but their efforts to deal with this were undermined by an excessively optimistic understanding of how much of their territory was under threat. At the same time, bureaucratic inertia, powerful lobbies in existing industrial centres, and the added expense of industrial investment in remote regions all combined to maintain the existing pattern of Soviet industrial production: overwhelmingly concentrated in western regions, in traditional industrial centres