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No. Stalin was not a savior of USSR as Stalin only cared for money and whether its people pledge loyalty to him. He does not care about its people as he would make its people suffer and get killed under his rule. His rule brought so many deaths and loss of lives but at the same time help the USSR gain economically. Although the country was able to move forward, Stalin's rule was not all that great as it made the people live in fear. The well being of the people is not being cared for or guaranteed.
This source shows Stalin getting more share economicaly compared to other countries. Stalin got to earn from Europe, China and India. This source is chosen to show the growth in the USSR because of Stalin economically. Stalin is able to help USSR earn more economically. This source shows that Stalin's rule is beneficial in the economic growth of the USSR. This shows that he was able to make USSR get more earnings compared to the otrher big countries like China, India and Eurape which individually earns alot and have many resources from the country.
This source tells more about the five-year plan. The five-year plan was a success although it is carried out under the Great Famine and many other shortcomings. This source is chosen to show that the Soviet Union was improving to become an industrial base for a powerful arms industry eventhough Stalin's high targets are not met. This source shows that Stalin's rule is beneficial as it brought about a better economic situation for the USSR. Stalin's five-year plan was by far a success and helped the country to further move forward economically.
This source shows farmers and peasants holding up a banner saying 'We demand collectivisation'. The poor farmers demand collectivisation as they believe it would bring benefits to them. This source is chosen to show that the idea of collectivisation that was part of the idea of Stalin is supported by the poor farmers. They also agreed in giving up their small plot of farms to make larger units of land would be more efficient. This source shows that Stalin's rule was supported and is beneficial to the USSR. Due to the ideas of collectivisation, the Soviet Union was greatly industrialise. The rapid industialisation that Stalin's rule have brought a more stable economy. This shows that his efforts in making the country more industrialized brought great results to the poor as it helps them earn more.
The source shows the period of time of The Great Terror which Stalin put out in order to consolidate his power and enforce party discipline. The source shows many citizens being shot or sent to labour camps. This source is chosen to show the kind of life the people were living and how powerful Stalin is. Due to being able to execute people or put thousands to forced labour camps, this shows how much power Stalin has and instilled fear in people to not oppose him or challenge him. This source shows that Stalin's rule is cruel and not beneficial for USSR. His rule made the people live in fear as anyone can be accused as going against Stalin and the consequences were harsh. People fear stalin as his power brought about many deaths. There are many losses of lives in the USSR.
The source shows the propaganda by Stalin to extensively glorify his profile as the father to his people that he claims to be. The source shows him carrying a child with the USSR flag together with a white flower to represent the USSR. The source is trying to give the impression to others that Stalin would be a great father to his people and would lead the country well. This source would gain more support from the people in believing his greatness and would build better trust between Stalin and his people. This source is chosen to show the propaganda posters Stalin has put out there to gather more support. This shows the effort Stalin has put to make its people trust him even more and would serve loyalty to him. The source shows how Stalin's rule is is not beneficial to the USSR as he uses propaganda to boost how great he is and glorify his abilities. This shows that Stalin felt the need to gather more people to believe him and gain confidence in him as a ruler.
This source shows how the number of loss of the Red Army commanders and officers are concerning. A portrait of Stalin is put up to show that executing the thousands of commanders and officers of Red Army shown is all under the act of Stalin. This source is chosen to clearly show how worrying the number of loss is in the Red Army. This source shows that the loss of commanders and officers of the Red Army is a great number and others felt that the loss would bring an impact which includes loss of experienced army officers and commanders, no strong leadership for the inexperienced soldiers and ability to prepare for World War II affected. These impacts affected the country's efforts to move forward. This shows that Stalin's rule is not beneficial and bring greater problems to the USSR. The Red Army commanders and officers that Stalin purged on is helpful to the country's economy and security. However, Stalin wanted those who would swear loyalty to only him and since the Red Army have strong connections with Trotsky, Stalin decided to execute them by being accused as treason, tortured into confession and shot as seen in the source. However the loss did not bring any benefits to the USSR as the heavy losses made the Red Army less efficient in what they do.