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Weakness: defence and living

Couldn't sustain massive defence industry and a high standard of living at the same time.

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Industrial weakness: The Terror stifled initiative

Factory leaders denounced, loss of skilled workers, take less risks.

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Industrial weakness: lack of consumer goods

First plan focussed on heavy and third on defence, slightly more focus in second plan but was not enough variation

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Industrial strength: increase in economy 1928-1940

Economy increased 5-6% each year from which is impressive

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Industrial strength: R. Davies army

'The armaments industry f the 1930s was the most outstanding success of pre war soviet economy' they outproduced Germany in 1941 of weapons

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Industrial strength: self-sufficient

In some areas eg. machine tool production

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Industrial strength: production increase

4x increase of steel, 6x increase of coal

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Industrial weakness: production decline

Textiles production declined over plans, housing was virtually ignored

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Industrial: lorry porduction

Increased 1932-7 then dropped by 1940 as lorry factories were used to make tanks

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Industrial weakness: White Sea Baltic Canal

Applebaum estimated 25,000 deaths