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Posted: March 8, 2011 in Read and Understand

Could Stalin have achieved the same results without resorting to his dictatorial policies?

Imagine you’re an ordinary Russian who lived through Stalin’s economic policies. What improved and what got worse during your life under Stalin?

State two positive and two negative impacts that any of Stalin’s economic policies had on Russia. For each impact, give the name of the policy and explain why it had a positive or negative impact, giving examples to help in your explanation.

Find the information on these websites for your presentation and comment in the next two posts!

  1. The National Archives: Heroes & Villains http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/heroesvillains/g4/
  2. The Stalin Project http://www.stalinproject.com/index.php
  3. Gulag: Forced Labor Camps Online Exhibition http://www.osaarchivum.org/gulag/index.html
  4. Revision: Russia under Stalin (1924 – 53) http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Revision:Russia_under_Stalin_%281924-53%29
  5. HSC Online: Russia and the Soviet Union 1917 – 1941 http://www.hsc.csu.edu.au/modern_history/national_studies/russia/russia_key_features4/page62.htm#anchor140886
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Positive Impacts

Posted: March 8, 2011 in Response Required

Comment here to list and explain at least two positive impacts of Stalin’s economic policies on Russia.

“Thank you, Dear Comrade Stalin, for our Happy Childhood!”

Negative Impacts

Posted: March 8, 2011 in Response Required

Comment here to list and explain at least two negative impacts of Stalin’s economic policies on Russia.

Starved Bodies in a Mass Grave: Comrade Stalin’s Legacy

Could Stalin have achieved the same results without resorting to his dictatorial policies? Was Stalin was right to do what he did?

After your collective class has commented on both the positive and negative impacts, consider this question individually. Comment with your thoughts!

(The “ends” are the end goals while the “means” are the specific actions taken to achieve the goals.)

 

 

“There’s A Limit! C’mon!”

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