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Five Year Plan

How the Five Year Plans were organised.

Gosplan

A Government planning office called Gosplan decided how much industry in the Soviet Union was to grow in each five year period.

Targets Set

Gosplan set targets which factories had to meet.

Long Hours

Workers had to work very hard to meet targets. Managers and workers who failed to meet targets could be arrested and executed.

Low Wages

Workers were made to work long hours for low wages.

Propaganda

The Soviet government used propaganda including posters and slogans to make people work harder.

Rewards

Some workers were rewarded for hard work. They were given higher pay and better houses than others.

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USSR street and buildings.

Class Clips

Video clip about the impact of several Russian leaders on the country's fortunes

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Man in the Soviet Union.

Class Clips

Video clip about the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991

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