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Khrushchev Industrial Policy
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The Space Programme In 1957 Russia stunned America by putting the first ever man made satellite into orbit around the earth. In 1961 America was again beaten when Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.
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Why did K. pursue this policy? Prestige for USSR – shows the success of Communism and the strength of Soviet industry Propaganda victory against America in the Cold War
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Changes to Industry Problems with the Soviet standard of living USSR 1955 USSR 1966 USA 1966 Motor cars 2 5 398 T.V. Sets 4 82 376 Refriger ators 4 40 293 Washin g Machin 1 77 259 Figures are the number of items for every 1000 people
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Industrial programme Sixth five year plan was abandoned in 1955 because it was over ambitious 7 year plan – focussed on consumer goods, chemicals and plastics Hoped to improve the standard of living for the Soviet people and therefore have greater propaganda against the U.S as well as greater support at home.
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course CHEM 51615 taught by Professor Fatima during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas.

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