Stalin DBQ Essay

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Stalin DBQ Around the early 1920’s, Stalin took power and became leader of Russia. As a result Russians either became fond of Stalin’s policies or absolutely despised them. Stalin’s five-year plans lured many into focusing on the thriving economy rather than the fact that the five year plan hurt the military. The experience of many lives lost, forced labor camps, little supply of food, influenced the Russians negative opinion about Stalin. Having different classes in society, many Russians had different points of views. For the Peasants, times were rough mainly because of the famine, so they were not in favor of Stalin and his policies; where as the upper classes had a more optimistic view of everything that was occurring. Stalin’s …show more content…
This increase in goods shows how the economy improved after Stalin created the five-year plan (Doc. 3). Document five is a propaganda poster, called ‘Peasants can live like a Human Being,’ of 1934 showing what Stalin’s five-year plans had brought to the people. In the poster it portrays the image of the typical family, two parents and one child. It also depicts that the family is extremely happy and has all they want; they even have the wealth to by a record player. The poster shows that even the Peasants are happy about the five-year plans and the policies of Stalin (Doc. 5). Document eleven is a speech given by Stalin on November 3, 1929 about how Russia is industrializing from the old age. Stalin talks about how Russia has advanced to automobiles and tractors and how the capitalists think they are so civilized when really Stalin believes that Russia is more advanced. His speech created a sense of nationalism for the Russians because of their stepping forward in industrialization and their domination over the capitalists (Doc. 11). Documents six, eight, nine, ten, and twelve are great examples of how Stalin’s policies affected many in negative ways, such as Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko’s writing of surviving the Stalinist era. Dying as a result of the Soviet policies, Antonov-Ovseyenko’s parents left her alone to survive on her own. Anton writes in The Time of Stalin that fear was a major part of everyone’s lives, and that you could trust no one, not

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