Stalin's Five Year Plan

Jack Rigo, Sara Elnady, Alex Edwards, Marissa Peoples

Industrialization

In relation to industrialization, the social and political costs are enormous, but they are well worth it if we are to seek economic success. There is an increase in the labor force in cities. There was also a little provision made for caring for the labor force. For content of the workers there was a stress of sacrifice to create the new socialist state from government propaganda. The rapid collectivization of agriculture was equal with the increase in the industrialization. By disciplining children and teaching them on how to work and be responsible, this is causing there beginning on their part in industrialization and this is expanding more of the work force.

Collectivization

Due to the enormous social and political costs of industrialization, there was little provision for caring for the expanded labor forces. As a result of the rapid industries, an equal level of collectivization of agriculture occurred. Collectivization, for those who do not know, is a system where private farms were eliminated, and the government owned all of the land, in which the peasants worked. The peasants responded to Stalin’s plans by hoarding crops and killing livestock, which eventually led to Stalin stepping up in the program. Nearly 10 million peasant households were collectivized by 1930, and approximately 26 million family farms were collectivized in 250,000 units by 1934.


Production of Capital Goods

It is time to improve upon and continue Lenin’s incomplete dream of communism. I propose to the citizens of Russia an improvement for communism; something to make it more effective. My plan is titled the five year plan. This five year plan aims to repair the holes and flaws that Stalin’s brilliant idea of communism carried. It’s first plan of action is to end this capitalistic New Economic Policy that Lenin was forced to implement. The prospect of capitalism has made us fall throughout Russia’s grand history and we cannot allow this to hinder us any further. We must come together. Through this plan we will emphasize the maximum production of capital goods, and I plan to quadruple the production of heavy machinery. Through my rule and the five year plan we will continue Lenin’s legacy and restore true communism to Russia.

Social and Political Costs

Collectivization and Industrialization are the majority of the cost for my plan, but are definitely needed. More than 10 million peasants have died due to the the famines of the last few years. In favor of the peasants I gave each one of them a small plot of land and moved elsewhere with my money. The rest of the costs of my five-year plan went towards the strengthening of our control over the Bureaucracy. Some people opposed the power I had and created the Great Purge of the 1930s which just proved that we needed money to go towards control. Those who resist will be sent to labor camps in Siberia. The five-year plan I have proposed to you is the key to complete communism.