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4 edition of Economic trends in the Soviet Union. found in the catalog.

Economic trends in the Soviet Union.

Abram Bergson

Economic trends in the Soviet Union.

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Soviet Union -- Economic conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementEdited by Abram Bergson and Simon Kuznets.
      ContributionsKuznets, Simon Smith, 1901- joint ed., Social Science Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Economic Growth.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC335 .B365
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 392 p.
      Number of Pages392
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5879020M
      LC Control Number63009548
      OCLC/WorldCa228294

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Economic trends in the Soviet Union. book

From until the late s, the range of mathematics used to assist economic decision-making was, for ideological reasons, extremely restricted. Even after the state inevitably succeeded in imposing collectivization, the peasants sabotaged as much as possible by cultivating far smaller portions of their land and working much less.

Piecemeal reforms like those of the Sovnarkhoz implemented by Nikita Khrushchev in the late s attempted to begin decentralizing economic control, allowing for a "second economy" to deal with the increasing complexity of economic affairs.

By vilifying kulaks, Stalin aimed to diminish public sympathy for them. This in turn, resulted from the repudiation of the debts of the Russian Empire by the Bolsheviks in [40] as well as from the worldwide financial troubles.

Economic ministries performed key roles in the Soviet organizational structure. The goal of Marxism-Leninism is the development of a state into a socialist republic through the leadership of a revolutionary vanguard, the part of the working class who come to class consciousness as a result of the dialectic of class struggle.

The sweeping policy came at tremendous human and social costs. It also boasted an arsenal of tens of thousands of nuclear weaponsand its sphere of influence, exerted through such mechanisms as the Warsaw Pactextended throughout eastern Europe. In the film Ballad of a SoldierAlyosha, the main character, experiences a conflict between his lover and his obligations to the military.

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Ambassador to the Soviet Union in the Carter administration, who declared shortly after leaving his post: During my tenure as Ambassador, we heard frequent reports of alleged food shortages, work stoppages and die like. Lenin believed that the vanguard party could initiate policies in the name of the working class even if the working class did not support them, since the party would know what was best for the workers since its functionaries had attained consciousness.

Archival data indicates that 20, people were executed duringthe year of Dekulakization. This abuse of power by local leaders exacerbated the violent purges and terror campaigns carried out by Stalin against members of the Party deemed to be traitors.

But achieving parity with the U. Communist Party officials acted quickly to suppress information about the severity of the disaster, going as far as to order that May Day parades and celebrations in the affected area should proceed as planned despite the known risk of radiation exposure.

More than a million Afghans—mostly civilians—were killed, and at least 4 million were externally displaced by the fighting. Mass arrests and denunciations continued for months thereafter. Soviet leaders decided on the state's overarching social and economic goals. The scale of the Ukrainian famine has led many Ukrainian scholars to argue that there was a deliberate policy of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

It was still that this country was governed and kept together, as a structure, as a government structure, by the fear from Stalinist times.

In his last work, Collapse of an Empire: Lessons for Modern Russia, published in Gaidar provides a powerful explanation for the collapse of the Soviet Union. A fallback thesis advanced by many detractors of the Soviet Union—ranging from the far right of the U.

While it is, for all practical purposes, impossible to pinpoint a single cause for an event as complex and far-reaching as the dissolution of a global superpower, a number of internal and external factors were certainly at play in the collapse of the U.

Many soldiers from the Central Asian republics felt closer ethnic and religious ties to Afghans than they did to Russians, and protests were widespread. The Soviet economy has made good progress since World War II and does provide the Soviet people with much more than they had earlier.Jan 27,  · Europeans use intelligence and the police to apprehend radical Islamists, social policy to try to integrate restive Muslim populations and economic strength to incorporate the former Soviet Union.

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