This political cartoon source shows that children should have early education and the push for literacy which shows the social impact of Stalin's rule. The cartoon shows that children should have early education in their childhood. School attendance were compulsory during that time and every child were to have free 9 years of education so that they could learn at a younger age. This source is chosen as it is a poster to promote early childhood education and push for literacy. This source tells me that children having early education is beneficial to the USSR as many children would go up educated.
This pictorial source shows that women are now also working and not only men which shows the social impact of Stalin's rule. The picture shows three women working to help with the factories so that the economy would be more if both men and women work into the workforce this way woman have more control over their own lives instead of just being a housewife which shows equal rights to woman to be able to also work in the workforce. This source is chosen as it shows women working which shows the impact of Stalin's rule when woman are allowed to work. This source tells me that woman working in the workforce is beneficial to the USSR as woman are also given equal rights to be able to work and the economy would also be affected in the great way.
This source shows men working while there are Stalin's officials watching them which shows the social impact of Stalin's rule. This pictures shows that the people are living in fear as Stalin's officers would always be watching them, they would be sent to camps or killed if they upset or anger the officers which means that the people would have to be careful of what they do as they would not want to anger or frustrate the officers which then shows that they are living in fear. This source is chosen as it shows men working while Stalin's officers are watching them work. This source tells me that people living in fear is not beneficial to the USSR as people would not be free on what they want to do and that they would get killed if they do something wrong. They are living in fear which people would not want.
This pictorial source shows a boy who does not look healthy due to the famine that Stalin's rule brought which shows the social impact of Stalin's rule. This picture shows that they do not have a lot of food for them to eat as the foods and crops collected in the farms are not for the farmer to keep. There are some farmers who tried to hide their produce however they were taken away from them. During the famine, they did not distribute the foods that they collected but sold them to other countries. This source is chosen as it shows a boy which shows that they were not having a lot of food for them which made them skinny and tired. This source tells me that the famine is not beneficial for the USSR as many people starved to death due to the shortage of food which may then decrease the population.
This political cartoon source shows trains, people working and industries which shows the economic impact of Stalin's rule. The picture shows equipment for the mechanization of farming such as tractors and also railways and trains to improve the transportation. There were developed industries which produced coal, iron, steel and electricity. This source was chosen as it shows the trains, tractors that were made by the industries due to the rapid industrialization. This source tells me that rapid industrialization is beneficial for the USSR as it made a lot of industries which produced many goods which increased their economy.
The video source shows people working in a farm and how the collectivization works which shows the economic impact of Stalin's rule. People are now working on larger units of farm land as the collectivization aims to merge small individual farms into larger collective farms so that they could farm more efficiently which then increases the economy. This source is chosen as it shows people farming on a larger area of farmland which shows the collectivization. This source tells me that collectivization is beneficial for the USSR as it shows how the economy would increase due to the large farmland that could earn a lot of money for the USSR.
In conclusion, Stalin was a saviour of the USSR. Stalin's rule may have some non-beneficial aspects however Stalin's rule had many beneficial aspects. Stalin made a lot of industries which would benefit them in the long run as they would be able to earn money and boost their economy. Stalin also gave equal rights to woman to be able to work in the workforce as they could also help in increasing its country economy. Though Stalin was very strict and had to watch every move of the people. this was to ensure that everything would run smoothly and that no one would go against Stalin. Stalin also provided free nine years of education for the children which is very beneficial as they would be educated. This shows that Stalin was a saviour of the USSR as Stalin did a lot of improvements for the country to survive.