Five Year Plan
A Government planning office called Gosplan decided how much industry in the Soviet Union was to grow in each five year period.
Gosplan set targets which factories had to meet.
Workers had to work very hard to meet targets. Managers and workers who failed to meet targets could be arrested and executed.
Workers were made to work long hours for low wages.
The Soviet government used propaganda including posters and slogans to make people work harder.
Some workers were rewarded for hard work. They were given higher pay and better houses than others.
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