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Gigantomania’ The worship of size for its own sake. Successes and achievements No matter how badly the figures may have been rigged at the time, the First FYP was an extraordinary achievement overall. The output of coal and iron and the generation of electricity all increased in huge proportions. The production of steel and chemicals was less impressive, while the output of finished textiles actually declined. A striking feature of the Plan was the low priority it gave to improving the material lives of the Soviet people.

An image was created of Trotsky as an isolated figure, a posturing Jewish intellectual whose vague notions of international revolution threatened the security of the Soviet Union. 26 | Stalin’s Russia 1924–53 Trotsky’s position was further weakened by the fact that throughout the 1920s the Soviet Union had a constant fear of invasion by the combined capitalist nations. Although this fear was ill-founded, the tense atmosphere it created made Trotsky’s notion of the USSR’s engaging in foreign revolutionary wars appear even more irresponsible.

Trotsky’s misjudgements can be seen in: • missed opportunities: to play a prominent part at Lenin’s funeral (pages 17–18); to act against Stalin (pages 18–19) • acceptance of the suppression of Lenin’s Testament (page 19) • attack on Party bureaucracy (pages 20–21) • divisions over NEP (pages 23–24). A more complex issue to consider is Trotsky’s idea of Permanent Revolution (pages 25–26). Note Stalin’s effective use of this (page 25) to weaken Trotsky’s position. This is certainly evidence of Stalin’s ability to create an image which undermined Trotsky.

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