In 1929, the First Five-Year Plan was in its second year and was continuing to centralize the state. This was an important element with changes occurring within this year due to the improvements of productivity of labor, industrial construction, and agricultural development. While these changes were taking the economy by storm, economists “were faced with the unprecedented and incredibly complicated task of drafting a plan to transform the entire economic structure of the country” (soviethistory). This forced the economists to create a strategic plan that would help the country as a whole in order to produce a market that would benefit the state. This is a significant event to happen in 1929 because in a time where Bolsheviks’ rule was rising, political and economic dynamics were strengthening and forcing reassessments for the government of what goals are attainable and what is not, in terms of where the country will be for years to come.
As a whole, the 1920s experienced a culture shock because of the new policies being established, as well as the nature of the country changing. Politically, economically, and socially, the country was being faced with many challenges that played a central role in the Stalinist upheavals that were about to begin (Freeze, 340). As 1929 came to an end, the strategies that were implemented in order to create a “new world-view” changed from indoctrination to imposition (Freeze, 340). This is an important shift in politics because it created a cultural revolution that used Stalinism as it’s foundation.