Stalin questions

Respond to 1a), 1b) and 2 in approximately 500 words each:

  1. Stalin took a backward country and transformed it into a modern state but at great cost to the Russian people.
    a) Describe the policies Stalin used to transform the U.S.S.R. into a modern, industrial state.
    b) Justify the statement that this change came at “great cost to the Russian people.”
  2. Stalin was responsible for the tremendous growth in power and world influence of the U.S.S.R. in the interwar period. Discuss Stalin’s change from isolationist to involved in international affairs.