Stalin’s 5 Year Plan for Economic Mass Murder | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 1 of 4

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Stalin has to deal with the consequences of forcibly changing the Soviet Union from an agrarian economy into a modern industrialized society as his first five-years plan reaches its final year.

Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Written by: Spartacus Olsson and Naman Habtom
Directed by: Spartacus Olsson and Astrid Deinhard
Executive Producers: Bodo Rittenauer, Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Post-Production Director: Wieke Kapteijns
Research by: Naman Habtom
Edited by: Daniel Weiss en Wieke Kapteijns
Sound design: Marek Kaminski

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Author — TimeGhost History


In soviet russia, you don't finish 5 year plan, 5 year plan finishes you

Author — EuroPalette


Girl: Come over
Stalin: No
Girl: My parents are gone ;-)
Stalin: I know

Author — Bryan L. Morrison


I love Indy's adrenaline rushing speeches at the end of some episodes, amazing

Author — Kouki


2+2=5? Is that where that scene from 1984 came from?

Author — Christopher Justice


GIVE ASTRID A RAISE. Another stunning tie.

Author — Peglegpeete


"What will the workers do with their wages?"

Author — Melon Lord


"Comrade Stalin, how do you plan to execute this plan and at the same time feed the masses?"
"Easy, we execute the masses"

Author — hemmingwayfan


"Chooses finish the five year plan in hoi 4"

Author — SenpaiGuild


The name Arblaster comes from Arbalistarius, meaning crossbowman in Latin. It was the name given to a soldier, a crossbowman, of William the Conqueror's army who was rewarded with land in England after the battle of Hastings.

Author — Frederick Barbarossa


When you finish the 5 year plan in 1 year and spend the next 10 years fixing the mistakes you made.

Author — Fenixz Filip


Let's overanalyze the tie! Okay, so we have the Soviet Red with Gold trim and... a chain? No, wait, a CONVEYOR BELT! Criss-crossed, of course, because you cannot separate Soviet Rule from industrialzation.

Author — Alex S.


"Stalinism is one way of one way of attaining industrialization, just as cannibalism is one way of attaining a high-protein diet."

Author — Nick McGargill


We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that’s all we’ve got

Author — Benjamin Goodrich


"In some industries... wages increased 100%."
Yes from 2 to 4 rubles a month.

Author — indy_go_blue60


11:58 I read this in Orwell's 1984, but that was fiction. I didn't know the USSR actually did this.
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

Author — Eric Taylor


"tools of death carved from the dead"- Just the dread of knowing what it actually entails.

Author — bromie kingpin


Oh boy! Time to grab popcorn and enjoy the video and the comment section.

Author — Klevis Hida


Small error. Yugoslavia didn't own Istria at the time.

Author — King Username69 The Magnificent


While they died in droves and wrote to Stalin for help. He did not ignore the misery, he simply dismissed them as people no one would remember.

Author — V Guyver