Stalin's Russia in the 1930's

By: Alex P, Dane H, Joshua C, and Daniel O

Stalinism

It is the government in which were ran by the policies of Joseph Salin. Some of these policies include collectivization of agriculture, state terror, rapid industrialization, and cult of personalty in leadership. Stalinism encouraged violence of the classes. This violence mostly including the upper class and the working class. Stalinist industrialization was made to speed up the development towards communism. Because of this, rapid urbanization and an abundance of agriculture was even apart of small villages

Five Year Plans

The five year plans were a chain of focused economic plans in the Soviet Union. They were developed by a state planning committee based on the principles of the Communist Party. The first five year plans were made for the rapid industrialization of the Soviet Union. The last five-year plan was never finished since the Soviet Union was ended in 1991.

NKVD

The NKVD was a police force for the Soviet Union. These police executed a mass number of people. They also ran labor camps, deportations, and enforced Stalinist policy.

The Effect of Stalin on the Economy and People

Because of Stalin's industrialization, the Russian economy boosted. Small towns turned into urban cities and agriculture was in abundance. The effect of Stalin on the people in Russia was dreadful. Many people think that Hitler killed the most people, but statistics say that Stalin killed around 43,000,000 people and Hitler killed around 21,000,000. Almost 39,000,000 of those people were killed in the labor camps enforced by Stalin.