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Unformatted text preview: However this was not the case for the most of 20 th century. Soviet’s economic failure was inevitable as the Bolshevik regime established after 1917 abolished major human rights, destroyed a system of free enterprise and, the most important chain in any economic development- human capital. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the 1 CIA World Factbook imperial household. The Communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after the Revolution and first major The freedom of press abolished, classes abolished, judicial system abolished, liquidation of private property The brutal rule of Iosif STALIN strengthened Communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course IDS IDS150 taught by Professor Mitchell during the Winter '09 term at UCLA.
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