A. wanted women to produce more workers.
B. recognized the hard work involved in parenting.
C. valued women’s overall contributions to society.
D. had great respect for his own mother.
Joseph Stalin placed a high value on motherhood because he believed that it was important for women to produce more workers for the benefit of the state. Option A, “wanted women to produce more workers,” best reflects Stalin’s perspective on motherhood. He saw motherhood as a means to increase the labor force and strengthen the industrial and agricultural productivity of the Soviet Union. While it is possible that Stalin may have recognized the hard work involved in parenting (Option B) or valued women’s overall contributions to society (Option C), these reasons were secondary to his primary focus on increasing the workforce. There is no evidence to suggest that Stalin’s high regard for motherhood was primarily influenced by his respect for his own mother (Option D).