The source shows only one person taking out coal from a large pile of coal. It shows how tough the industrial work was and how badly the workers were treated. I chose this source because it depicts the impacts on the workers' conditions and the amount of work that was done to push the country forward. Thus, this source shows how terrible the conditions were for the people.
The picture shows a lot farmers working at the farm. These farmers were working hard on a large piece of land to grow crops for the government and get some of it back when distributed. It shows that the people wanted to work hard to get food for everyone. I chose this source as it shows the vast amount of workers that were working hard for their benefit. Thus, this is one source that shows the positive impacts of Stalin's rule.
The source shows a news article that says that many people and animals had died due to famine in Soviet Russia. It shows that the act of collectivisation had caused famine in the country and many people had suffered from this. I chose this source as it is a reliable source from a newspaper. Thus,this source shows the negative impacts of Stalin's rule.
The source shows many people struggling and working hard to keep its government out of trouble in the sea. This political cartoon shows that all the effort of the workers were for the government not for the people. I chose this source to show that why some workers were hiding their crops and had poor living conditions. It was because the government was doing nothing for the people but only for the country's economic growth. Thus, this source shows the negative economic impacts of Stalin's rule.
The nearly 20 minute documentary shows that despite the bad conditions of the people,the people felt a sense of purpose in their work and had a belief that their country would move forward. Soviet Russia did move forward and built so many different machines. I chose this source as it showed the bad and good effects of Stalin's rule. Thus,this source shows the economic benefits in Russia along with bad social impacts.
The cartoon shows a person that wanted peace in Soviet Russia. However Stalin says that we first have to get prepared for war. It shows how determined Stalin was to make his country stronger than the other countries, allowing him to do acts such as colletivisation and rapid industrialisation. These movements will allow him to make more materials and food. With enough materials, he can make more machines for farming and the army. The food will be distributed between the people and exported as well. Thus, Stalin's rule was beneficial for his country economically. I chose this source this source as it shows that Stalin really wanted to make his country great and a rival for other countries before caring about the peace of the surrounding.
With the knowledge and sources, the answer for the above question is no. Stalin was not a saviour of the USSR. He was obsessed with making his country strong and defeat the other countries but was not able to take care of his own people. His people had poor living conditions and not enough food. He even killed his own people unnecessarily through the secret police. Furthermore, he lied to his own people that Kirov was murdered by a terrorist when it was actually he who killed him. He did save his country out of trouble from others but as a leader of the USSR, he should have saved his people as well. Therefore, I think that Stalin was not a saviour of the USSR.