In War Communism, the state had assumed control of all means of production, exchange and communication. All land had been declared nationalized by the Decree on Landfinalized in the Land Codewhich also set collectivization as the long-term goal. Money gradually came to be replaced by barter and a system of coupons. During this time, the state had controlled all large enterprises i.
Marginally better status of women - Stalin was a proponent of family. He made divorce more difficult, but also paid money to families with children.
Women theoretically were able to obtain all the same jobs open to men.
Living standards - Despite food shortages across rural regions of Soviet Russia, Soviet rule under Joseph Stalin who ruled from was marred by a totalitarian regime, but also offered some positives. Living standards - Despite food shortages across rural regions of Soviet Russia, the standard of living generally increased.
Healthcare expanded and was made available to everyone. Industrial powerhouse - bythe Soviet Union was a major industrial nation and its growth and power was matched only by the United States.
Military growth - as a result of increased militarism in the 20th century, as well as the industrial growth between WWI and WWII, the Soviet military expanded. This allowed for the consolidation and stabilization of Russia, in a time where many European nations were disintegrating from economic depression.
Personal freedoms are lost for the benefit of the ruling party. Opposition is strictly forbidden and propaganda and terror are used to control the population.
Censorship - while education was rigorous, it was controlled by the state and therefore was subject to harsh censorship. All anti-Communist material was removed from history books, and the "glory" of events like the Bolshevik Revolution and Lenin were pronounced.
Religious intolerance - Stalin agreed with Karl Marx in thinking that the Church was bad for the people. Stalin shut down churches and arrested some church leaders.
Instead, people were to join his personality cult and worship Stalin. Collectivization - the idea that all farmland would be taken away from the individual and made into a collective farm. Many of these people were intellectuals or artists, so culturally, Soviet Russia did not advance as well they did in industry and military.- During collectivization, five year plans and purges, Lenin-Stalin partnership references were made, claiming "Stain is the Lenin of today" - Photographs of faces of Stalin's opponents were "airbrushed" or simply blanked out with pens.
Joseph Stalin was the General Secretary of the Communist Party and the Soviet Union’s sole leader from until his death in One of the most controversial and enigmatic figures in Russian history, he is still the subject of fierce discussions and assessments. Positive - emergence of middle class, women could do male jobs in the industry, better education which gave Russia their own skilled technicians, positives of collectivisation for peasants was.
But when Lenin died in , he was succeeded by Joseph Stalin, one of the most ruthless humans ever to hold power.
To Stalin, the burgeoning national revival movement and continuing loss of Soviet influence in the Ukraine was completely unacceptable. Soviet Communist dictator Joseph Stalin.
(circa ). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Stalin's willingness to use brutality to achieve political aims was well established by the time he took power; nevertheless, the Soviet Union (as it was known after ) was unprepared for the extreme violence and oppression that Stalin unleashed in This was the first year of Stalin's Five Year Plan.
Purge trials, also called Great Purge, They were found guilty on January 30, ; Sokolnikov, Radek, and two others were given year sentences, and the rest were executed.
At the third trial (March ), Joseph Stalin: The great purges.