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