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Stalin had succeeded in industrialising the USSR in order to have a basis for a powerful arms industry.” This interpretation is given its strongest credibility by the success of the Five-Year Plans which is depicted in Appendix A. Clearly, the interpretation is corroborated by the statistics since it indicates a remarkable increase in the production of heavy industry. In just over 12 years coal production quintupled, steel grew by six times, oil doubled, and electricity generation quintupled. These four products provided the essential foundations for the military economy, the production of arms, munitions and vehicles, that enabled the USSR to successfully survive four years of German occupation during World War II. Fiehn’s interpretation is given even greater credibility when considering that the USSR eventually had enough resources to launch operation Uranus; the counter-offensive against the Nazis, and these resources were enough to drive the German army out of Soviet territory. Fiehn is proven correct since the USSR’s military economy grew substantial enough that it enabled the Soviet invasion and defeat of Germany in 1945. Therefore, the argument that the achievements justify the methods used is definitely testified by Fiehn’s interpretation, since industrialisation achieved a developed arms industry which enabled the prevention of the German conquest and an Allied victory, which can be justly considered the greatest achievement of Stalin’s policy. There is further support for the achievements of Stalin’s economic policy. Fiehn’s argument is shared by McCauley who argued “The first Five-Year Plan was a period of genuine enthusiasm and prodigious achievements were recorded in production.” McCauley’s view is strengthened by John Scott, an American Communist and one of the pro-Soviet Western industrial advisers who described how the city of Magnitogorsk was built from scratch, “Within several years, half a billion cubic feet of excavation was done, forty-two million cubic feet of reinforced concrete poured, five million cubic feet of fire bricks laid, a quarter of a million tons of structured steel erected,” This illustrates the size of the construction work necessary for the initiation of Magnitogorsk and since it was operational within a few years it stands as a testament to the achievements of the Soviet economy. However, it is vital to consider that the source was written by an American pro-Soviet who had recently moved to the USSR due to his sympathies for the Communist idealism and could have been tied by censorship to only give a positive account of the construction. As a result, his account may glorify the process of industrialisation and exaggerate the achievements of the workforce. However, McCauley’s interpretation is further supported by the successful operation of large industrial projects such as Magnitogorsk. The city produced nearly 10% of the Soviet Union’s steel and pig iron and became a show piece for the USSR as a symbol of the ac>GET ANSWER