This video describes all the political impacts of Stalin's rule, including the great terror. I chose this source as it does not only represent one political impact of Stalin's rule, but almost every political impact of it. This source shows that Stalin's rule was not beneficial for the USSR as there were a lot of repercussions, such as having an atmosphere of tension and suspicion.
This image is one of many posters which Stalin is a part of. This was a propaganda poster which was everywhere, portraying Stalin to be a benevolent person. The words written at the bottom mean "Stalin's care illuminates the future of our children." I chose this picture as this showed one of the political impacts of Stalin's rule, which is that there was a sense of loyalty towards Stalin among the youth. This was also due to the immense amount of propaganda which showed Stalin as a very good person. This source shows that Stalin's rule benefited a lot of people in the USSR, because if it did not, there would not be a sense of loyalty towards Stalin among the youth.
This cartoon shows 4 individuals admitting that they are guilty with smiles on their faces. I chose this source as this depicts the great terror, which is Stalin making people confess to crimes they did not commit by torturing them or threatening their families. This was used by Stalin to consolidate power and eliminate political rivals. This source showed that Stalin's rule was not beneficial as it was slowly becoming a violent dictatorship.
This cartoon shows how much Russia's economy increased ever since Stalin started ruling. I chose this source as it shows the amount of money he had compared to other countries at the time. This source showed that Stalin's rule was beneficial for the USSR as it greatly improved the economy.
This video is about the rapid industrialisation under Stalin's rule, focusing on the Five Year Plans. This source was chosen as I believe that it shows all the economic effects of Stalin's rule. This source shows that Stalin's rule was beneficial for the USSR as industrialisation would mean the ability to produce more resources faster, thus being able to improve the economy faster.
This image shows how much resources the USSR, the soviet union, managed to produce with two year intervals. This source states that there is an increase in the amount of resources the USSR managed to produce, and in turn, benefited the economy of the USSR greatly. This source was chosen because it reflects just how much better the economy was under Stalin's rule. This source shows that Stalin's rule made the economy better for the USSR. The more resources are made, such as coal, oil, steel and electricity, the more affluent the country will be, either by selling them, or reinvesting them back to improve the infrastructure. Thus, from this source, I believe that Stalin's rule benefited the economy.