By Roger Keeran
"A clean multi-faceted examine the overthrow of the Soviet country, the dismemberment of the Soviet Union, and the crusade to introduce capitalism from above. Roger Keeran and Thomas Kenny have given us a transparent and robust Marxist research of the momentous occasions which so much without delay formed global politics this day, the destruction of the USSR, the 'Superpower' of socialism."
-Norman Markowitz, writer of The upward push and Fall of the People's Century
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-Phillip Bonosky, writer of Afghanistan-Washington's mystery War
"A well-researched paintings containing loads of worthwhile ancient info. everybody will profit vastly from the mass of ancient info and the thought-provoking arguments inside the book."
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Stalin argued that the Soviet Union could advance toward socialism without a revolution in the West, without help from nonCommunist allies abroad, and without passing through developed capitalism, providing that the country industrialized rapidly. This was the second component. Industrialization required financing. Since the self-financing of industry would be slow, and financing by foreign investment was impossible, the growth of industry would have to be financed by increasing agricultural yields.
41 The Central Committee also began releasing and rehabilitating some of those who had been jailed for political offenses, particularly recent victims, such as members of the so-called doctor’s plot, a group of doctors accused of conspiring against Stalin’s health. 42 In 1956 the unity of the top leaders foundered on Khrushchev’s handling of the repression under Stalin.
In the first two five-year plans, industrial production grew at an average annual rate of 11 percent. From 1928 to 1940, the industrial sector grew from 28 percent to 45 percent of the economy. Between 1928 and 1937, heavy manufacturing output’s share of total manufacturing output grew from 31 percent to 63 percent. The illiteracy rate dropped from 56 percent to 20 percent. The number of graduates from high school, specialized schools and universities jumped. Moreover, in this period, the state began providing free education, free health services, and social insurance, and after 1936 the state gave subsidies to single mothers and to mothers with many children.