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postcapitalism [2016/02/20 13:42]
will [Soviet transition]
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     - Stalin merely defended the interests of the established bureaucracy.     - Stalin merely defended the interests of the established bureaucracy.
  
-This was resolved by Stalin expelled rivals and then adopted parts Trotsky's proposal in an extreme and violent form, destroying the wealthier peasantry through enforced collectivisation, killing 8 million people in 3 years in order to kickstart industrial development which aimed to catch up with the West in 10 years.+This was resolved when Stalin expelled rivals and then adopted parts Trotsky's proposal in an extreme and violent form, destroying the wealthier peasantry through enforced collectivisation, killing 8 million people in 3 years in order to kickstart industrial development which aimed to catch up with the West in 10 years.
  
 > The USSR did not catch up with the West in ten years.  But by 1977 its GDP per head was 57 per cent of the USA's -- which put it on a par with Italy.  From 1928 until the early 1980s, the average growth in the USSR, according to a CIA-commissioned survey, was 4.2 per cent.  'This clearly qualified as a sustained growth record,' concluded analysts at the RAND corporation.((pp222-3)) > The USSR did not catch up with the West in ten years.  But by 1977 its GDP per head was 57 per cent of the USA's -- which put it on a par with Italy.  From 1928 until the early 1980s, the average growth in the USSR, according to a CIA-commissioned survey, was 4.2 per cent.  'This clearly qualified as a sustained growth record,' concluded analysts at the RAND corporation.((pp222-3))
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