Lenin's War Communism Essay

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However, economically, Lenin’s War Communism was extremely significant as well. War communism was created as Lenin needed to keep his civil war soldiers supplied but keeping the front supplied as well as the cities wasn’t as easy as it could seem. He had to go to great lengths. The state took control of industry and were in charge of the production of the factories in the cities while in the country side Lenin sent the Cheka (his secret police) to force the peasants to give out their surplus grain and the peasants hoarding the grain would be severely punished by the Cheka. Some peasants decided to produce less as it would be taken from them anyway. As the Cheka became more and more violent, terror struck. They named it the Red Terror and the…show more content…
Lenin’s teachings continued and his NEP was stopped to start and kick off Stalin’s economic policies. The Five-year-plans and finally turn Russia into his vision and changed it forever with the industrial changes and increases in production of goods. The five year plans were started in 1928. There were three of them. The first one starting in 1928, ending in 1932, the second one stating in 1933 and ending in 1937. The third one however was never finished, it had started in 1938 but was interrupted in 1941 by the second world war. The plans had set goals that the industry and the factories had to…show more content…
This was when the farmer’s lands were joined together and the peasants would collaborate and work together with public tools and utensils to work on the land. A collective farm was called a Kolkhoz. The plots of land that were combined were run by a committee. The farmers would work together and shave everything whether it may be tools, animals. They also shared what the farm produced. Before collectivization, most farms were small and the farmers would use old methods of farming. When combining the plots of lands, they could use more modern methods which increased the output of the farms. The farmers started to use tractors and machines to do the labor for
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