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Rapid or moderate pace of industrialization in the Soviet Union – what was at stake? (A brief overview)

This is a modified excerpt from a recent discussion I’ve had concerning the nature and role of the industrialization process in the early years of the Soviet Union. True, industrialization did start under the Tsarist rule, but rapid industrialization, the … Continue reading

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The Collapse of the Soviet Union Reconsidered by Roger Keeran and Thomas Kenny (May 10, 2014)

http://mltoday.com/the-collapse-of-the-soviet-union-reconsidered We argued that the Soviet Union did not collapse because socialism failed. Rather, the system of socialism based on collective or state ownership of property and state planning proved a remarkable success, particularly from the point of view of … Continue reading

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