Between 1928 to 1941 Stalin had two main economic policies

Between 1928 to 1941 Stalin had two main economic policies; Collectivisation and Five Year Plans. Collectivisation was a policy of consolidation of individual peasant households into collective farms; Stalin had selected two main collective farms; ‘Sovkhoz’ farms and ‘Kolkhoz’ farms. The other economic policy was Five Year Plans, these were a list of economic policies goals created by Stalin based on his policy ‘Socialism in One Country’, and this was in the hope of reaching the level of other European super powers and USA, therefore they would be able to compete with them on an even playing field. Stalin’s aim behind both of these policies were to reform the Soviet economy, agriculture and industry were to be reformed. This was to be such a drastic development that it is known and referred to as the ‘second revolution’. The cue for this great change had been provided in 1926 by a critical resolution of the party congress ‘to transform our country from and agrarian state into an industrial one…producing the necessary means of modernisation’. Stalin had planned to turn this resolution into a reality.