Domestic Policies and their impact
Lesson 1: Why did Stalin make the Great Turn?
NEP, driving forces behind economic change, industrial development, NEP and peasants, NEP and workers, Collectivisation, Five-Year Plans.
Lesson 2: What was Collectivisation and how did it work?
15th Party Congress, toz, sovkhoz, kolkhoz, MTS, mechanisation, procurement, agrotowns, kulaks, dekulakisation, middle peasants, poor peasants, liquidation of the kulaks, twenty-five thousanders, peasant resistance.
Lesson 3: What impact did Collectivisation have?
Stalin's backtrack, 'Dizzy with success' article, Causes of the 1932-34 famine, effects of the famine, Ukraine, continued grain exports, law of seventh-eights, collectivisation after 1934.
Lesson 4: How were the Five-Year Plans organised?
Targets, enterprises, people's commissariats, heavy industry, bureaucratic, one-person management, Gosplan, party interference, Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Self-sufficiency, Gigantomania, Foreign participation.
Lesson 5: What did the Five-Year Plans achieve?
First-Fifth Five-Year Plans, Heavy Industry, Successes, Failures, Poor Planning, Impact of WW2.
Lesson 6: How did Workers Fare under the Plans?
Cultural Revolution, Worker support, bourgeois specialists, proletarian revolution, technical education, labour discipline, women in the labour force, Absenteeism, High labour turnover, skills shortage, 'Quicksand Society'.
Lesson 7: Did Urban Living Standards Improve during the Plans?
Central Planning System, lack of consumer goods, overcrowding, long queues, lack of food, crime.
Lesson 8: Other Domestic Policies and their Impact
Cultural Revolution, Soviet Man, Position of Women, Religion, Ethnic Minorities, Education, Young People, Arts and Culture.