New Economic Policy Lecture Outline

New Economic Policy Lecture Outline - Lecture 6- April 17,...

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Lecture 6- April 17, 2008 New Economic Policy (NEP) Lecture Outline NEP, 1921-1927 Reversal of Policies (War Communism) à petty capitalism à stability; attempt to preserve gains Centralization of Soviet Power; Political Survival Formation of USSR, 1922-1924 Lenin’s Legacy? Whither the Soviet Union? à Contradictions of NEP had to be resolved! à Social and Political Violence: inevitable? One Step Backward, Two Steps Forward! A temporary measure allowing a limited revival of free trade inside Russia and foreign concessions alongside the nationalized and state-controlled sectors of the economy. The state owned all major industry Individuals owned small scale industry and traded freely. Peasants were allowed to do as they saw fit with their produce beyond state requisitioning. Why NEP? The cities were emptied In 1920, industrial production fell to 20% and agricultural production 60% of 1913 levels Civil War, Grain requisitioning and prohibition of private grain trade resulted exacerbated famine – 5 million casualties. Large scale strikes and protests in 1920 and early 1921 (Kronstadt; workers) What Next? 1.
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course HIST 127C taught by Professor Ryan during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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