This picture shows Stalin sitting in a room with a wall display of skulls. The purges resulted in many deaths. I chose this source as it showed show brutal Stalin was and did not tolerate anyone who threatened his power. This shows that Stalin's rule was not beneficial as many innocent people were killed and many lost their loved ones.
This video talks about the purges that occur under Stalin's rule and Stalin consolidating his power. I chose this source as it clearing showed the impact of the purges and show trials. Many people were killed and some had to sacrifice themselves for their family, hence, Stalin's rule was not beneficial
This cartoon illustrates a family without a proper house and have to live by the roadside. I chose this source as it highlighted the severity of the housing shortage problem due to the increasing population as well as the ban of private enterprise. It shows that the state control caused hardship and inconvenience, hence, Stalin's rule was not beneficial for USSR
This picture shows 2 women digging soil in the rain. I chose this source as it showed how Stalin's rule resulted in women's entry into the workforce. This shows that Stalin's industrialisation efforts were beneficial as it gave women the opportunity to become productive members of the economy
This article is about the education system under Stalin. It shows how strict it was. I chose this source as it clearly explains how Stalin emphasises on education and discipline. Children are able to receive proper education under Stalin, hence, his rule is beneficial
This cartoon illustrates the Secret Police with weapons attacking. They will arrest and execute anyone who disobeys Stalin. I chose this source as it shows Stalin puts in a lot of effort in the secret police in order to remove those who oppose him. His rule was not beneficial as many people were killed for no reason, even though they are able to contribute to society.
Stalin was not a saviour of USSR as he caused many to suffer when he was in power. He wrongly accused and executed a lot of innocent people. Also, many had to live in hardship as they lost their home and had to work extra hard in order to earn a living. Hence, i think his rule is not beneficial for USSR