Today, the beginning of our Social Sciences lesson has consisted in the continuation of the point "D" of the Russian Revolutions, which is called Stalinism. The last day, we studied the "Lennin's Succesion" and today we have studied how the government of Stalin was like:
The economy in Stalin's government had the following characteristics:
-Collectivization: everything became State property.
-Planification: Centrally Planned Economy through the Five Years Plan and priority of heavy industry to the detriment of light industry and consumer goods.
We've also learned this: propaganda was used to exalt or present Stalin as the father the savior of the USSR. This is the cult of Stalin's personality.
The most interesting thing was the repression of the opossition, another important feature of Stalinism:
-All the people who were suspected of critizicing or opposing the Communist Party were arrested and in many cases executed or sent to the GULAG.
-Stalinist Purges: in the 1930s around 700,000 people were executed.
After the explanation of Stalinism and finishing the unit, Paqui has given us the Art projects. I've had an 8!! I'm so happy with my mark and everybody has had very good marks, and we've enjoyed a lot doing the projects. Tomorrow we have the exam, I'm so nervous.