Question by Quoc T: Why the Americans immigrate to Russia back in 1930’s?
I doing the research about that and All I got is a five-year plan of Stalin and a few personal opinions. I need more facts for my paper, please help.
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Answer by Spellbound
The reason is that the Soviet Union was economically booming whilst the Western democracies were struggling. The Great Depression caused unemployment and hardship, businesses were going out of business at an alarming rate.
Stalin’s Five Year Plans coincided with the Great Depression, and because the economy was closed – i.e. it did not trade on the open international markets – then it was not affected by the depression – in fact, their economy prospered. In order to fulfill the Five Year Plans the Soviet Union needed machinery and industrial plant, it found it in Germany, Britain, and the USA.
The machines needed technicians to install them and to train the new operators in how they work. Western technical experts were invited to come and work in the USSR – thousands of unemployed workers went.
Answer by Gail Anderson
A really good book about this migration to Russia in the 1930s is ‘The Forsaken’. It was spellbinding.
Answer by Fantastic Mr. Fox
I would say the lure of the false promises of Communism at a time when the Capitalist systems were shown to have failed via the great depression.
Answer by Nameless
They ’emigrated’ to Russia. Your research will be marked down significantly if you say ‘immigrate to’ and not ’emigrate to’.
You immigrate into a country.
You emigrate out of a country.
You can migrate in or out of a country.
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