The Industrialisation Of Soviet Russia Volume 6 The Years Of Progress

Author: R. Davies
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113736257X
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The Industrialisation Of Soviet Russia Volume 6 The Years Of Progress from the Author: R. Davies. Based on extensive research in formerly secret archives, this volume examines the progress of Soviet industrialisation against the background of the rising threat of aggression from Germany, Japan and Italy, and the consolidation of Stalin's power.

The Economic Transformation Of The Soviet Union 1913 1945

Author: Robert William Davies
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521457705
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The Economic Transformation Of The Soviet Union 1913 1945 from the Author: Robert William Davies. This book is ideal for students studying a key period of Soviet economic history. It brings together and makes available the results of the latest research on Soviet industrialization, using a vast amount of primary evidence, and the methods of quantitative economic analysis. Leading scholars in the field analyze the Soviet economy sector by sector, from agriculture to defense and technology, and look at the key indicators of economic health over the period: employment, national income, exports, and population trends. The book concludes with two chapters comparing the Russian economy at war under tsarism and communism.

The Industrialisation Of Soviet Russia Volume 5 The Years Of Hunger

Author: R. W. Davies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230238558
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The Industrialisation Of Soviet Russia Volume 5 The Years Of Hunger from the Author: R. W. Davies. An examination of the Soviet agricultural crisis of 1931-1933 which culminated in the major famine of 1933. Making extensive use of Russian and Ukrainian central and local archives, the book reaches new conclusions on how far this famine was 'organized' or 'artificial', and compares it with other famines in Russia and elsewhere.

Farm To Factory

Author: Robert C. Allen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691006963
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Farm To Factory from the Author: Robert C. Allen. To say that history's greatest economic experiment--Soviet communism--was also its greatest economic failure is to say what many consider obvious. Here, in a startling reinterpretation, Robert Allen argues that the USSR was one of the most successful developing economies of the twentieth century. He reaches this provocative conclusion by recalculating national consumption and using economic, demographic, and computer simulation models to address the "what if" questions central to Soviet history. Moreover, by comparing Soviet performance not only with advanced but with less developed countries, he provides a meaningful context for its evaluation. Although the Russian economy began to develop in the late nineteenth century based on wheat exports, modern economic growth proved elusive. But growth was rapid from 1928 to the 1970s--due to successful Five Year Plans. Notwithstanding the horrors of Stalinism, the building of heavy industry accelerated growth during the 1930s and raised living standards, especially for the many peasants who moved to cities. A sudden drop in fertility due to the education of women and their employment outside the home also facilitated growth. While highlighting the previously underemphasized achievements of Soviet planning, Farm to Factory also shows, through methodical analysis set in fluid prose, that Stalin's worst excesses--such as the bloody collectivization of agriculture--did little to spur growth. Economic development stagnated after 1970, as vital resources were diverted to the military and as a Soviet leadership lacking in original thought pursued wasteful investments.

Russian And Soviet Economic Performance And Structure

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
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Russian And Soviet Economic Performance And Structure from the Author: . This study in transition economics, covers Russian and Soviet economic performance and looks at the origins of the Soviet economy, the administrative command economy and its decline, and contemporary Russia.