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Stalins rule was disastrous in certain aspects such as industrialisation collectivisation the purges and the culture and social aspects of Russia at this time but in the course of the hardship endured by all a new and better country was formed Through the period of Stalins dictatorship it was not an ideal place to live but his goals were substantially fulfilled for the model Russia Industrialisation was a major enforcement that mostly brought about disastrous effects on Russia and its people At this time Russia was approximately fifty years behind the dominant powers in technology and production rates Stalin set about rectifying this problem by introducing the Five Year Plans There were three in total which saw Russia grow through the worlds depression These Plans however did not have the peoples welfare as priority but the countrys As the people make the country it is essential to put them first Stalin was not concerned for the peoples comfort and happiness which contributed to their reluctance to work hard that they were forced to do regardless of their preferred choices Industry was Stalins main focus to aid the modernisation process Iron steel oil and coal was the production which helped gain ties with other nations This was not necessarily a good thing as the prosperity promoted Russia as an asset to neighbouring countries during the war The defeat of the Germans in World War II resulted in Russia being seen as one of the leading world powers was one example of the Soviet Unions success in industrialisation Industrialisation was not a complete disaster however as Russia caught up many years to the principal powers It was absolutely catastrophic concerning the people of Russia as they had to work endlessly under atrocious conditions and great pressure from the authorities who were also being pressured by Stalin to fulfil his unreasonable requirements Collectivisation was disastrous in the way that millions died peasants were forced to abandon
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