The VlaRiSsiAn Rebuilding Campaign, also known as The Great Reconstruction was a major Socio-Economic campaign aimed at industrializing and centralizing the economy as well as to repair the damage caused by the devastating civil war. The regime would nationalize and consolidate the economy, controlling how the campaign would work. Mass industrialization and militarization occurred in this 5 year plan.
The brutal civil war had devastated VlaRiSsiA. There was a massive labor shortage and recession along with mass destruction from the 4 years of bombardment and fighting. 12 million people died in the VlaRiSsiA civil war, and many major cities were decimated. Shrek would fix this through a series of campaigns known as the Great Reconstruction. Many people were killed from these policies, but they deserved it for not complying. Shrek would enact radical economic reform that sought to rapidly recover the nation.
Shrekís extreme policies were felt as many people perished in forced labor. However, it was a small price to pay as VlaRiSsiA was stronger than ever before. The series of campaigns would strengthen VlaRiSsiA influence, even if atrocities had to be committed to do so. The effects of this plan were enormous, in which they drastically increased the strength of the military and increased global influence as a whole.
The Regime began constructing the labor system in 2094. But they lacked laborers. The system of forced labor camps for felons would be established - through forced labor. Millions had to be abducted to construct these camps, but it was well worth it. By mid 2095, a huge system of labor camps would be ready to crush dissent. The Green Terror saw a massive spike in prisoners, increasing the labor population rapidly. Soon, religious law would be instilled in which violators of morality would also be sent to gulags to increase the work force even more. Forced laborers were rather efficient since they didnít need to be payed and they could construct relentless projects for nothing in return. Itís a win win! But these gulags were simply the first step in the campaign.
With the kulaks out of the way, Shrek would have complete ownership of the means of production, and with his inimitable genius, he properly took care of the economy. Many projects were built and mass industrialization occurred. Prisoners would construct buildings, infrastructure, capital goods, factories, military equipment among other necessities during the 5 year period. As workers were transitioned to factories and automation, change became drastic. Shrek saw the mistakes made by Stalin and Mao and made sure to be more successful than them. Following radical industrialization, mass militarism would follow.
Eventually, with a powerful military, the VlaRiSsiAn regime looked outward. Global influence skyrocketed as VlaRiSsiA rose to becoming a Military and Industrial superpower. Through coups and invasions, the Green Army would place control over areas beyond their borders. Many areas were annexed in the 5 year campaign. The balkans were invaded in 2098, and officially annexed in 2099. Many more territories were occupied following the militarization. In fact, following the campaign, a massive war in Europe would help increase VlaRiSsiAn reaches. Expansionism combined with extreme chauvinism and totalitarianism would make this radical change so significant.
Millions of forced laborers perished when reconstructing VlaRiSsiA due to the harsh conditions. While damages caused by the war were fixed and improved, the loss of life was significant, even if those who died deserved it for their refusal to bow to Shrek. Millions were executed such as with the kulaks as well as many intellectuals and Trotskyist scum. The 2097 famine, which was engineered to quash the rebellious ethnic Gingerbreadmen, starved between 4 and 5 million people. A fifth of every prisoner working of the projects perished during the campaign with most dying later. The total death toll is arguably in the tens of millions, with many historians claiming that more died during the reconstruction than in the war. It is still worth it since now VlaRiSsiA is the power that we know today with incredible militaristic might and a deeply devout chauvinistic populace unlike any other.