Persuade The Russian People Of The Success Of Communism.

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persuade the Russian people of the success of Communism. One example of a propaganda poster used by the Soviets to promote collectivisation during the 1930s is figure 1 ; it reads. ‘Come and join our Kolkhoz, comrade!’. The poster was designed by Vera Sergeyevna Korableva, a pro-Stalinist propagandist, and was designed and produced in the 1930s. The source is likely to be heavily bias in favour of Stalin and the government at that time. Any satirical works could easily lead to imprisonment or execution, and publicists normally tried to humour the leaders and ingratiate themselves with those in power. Although the poster is heavily bias, it is useful as it still shows the attitudes towards the USSR at the time. It clearly shows the type of…show more content…
Collectivisation had a big impact on Russia for both positive and negative reasons; it was a failure in the aspect that it caused ‘chaos in agriculture’ and due to the problems caused, millions died due to famine and poverty in the short term. ‘Grain harvests dropped dramatically’ during the early 1930s and took until the late 1930s for yield to rise again. However, in the long run, a food surplus was secured and so could be used to feed and pay for the industrial workforce needed for the 5-year plan. It was also incredibly significant in history as it showed how much control Stalin had over Soviet Russia and the fear that the peasants lived in; for example if they were caught stealing even just a few pieces of grain they could be executed or imprisoned for up to 10 years. The lasting impression that is received from the wide tolerance of this policy was how small and insignificant the few rebellions were that were organised. This further demonstrates the power and influence held over the peasants during this period of time. The five-year plans were designed to combat the lack of industrialisation in the Soviet Union by increasing the output of enterprises via setting targets for the companies. If these targets were not met, due to the lawfulness of the plans, the people responsible could be treated as if they had committed ‘a criminal offence’ . Due to the fear implemented by Stalin, Russian
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