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Unformatted text preview: Economics 468 Rosefielde Russian Economy Fall 2011 OPTIONAL MIDTERM This exam is optional. It will count 33% percent of the course grade, if taken. Answer all questions as completely as possible. Your grade will partly depend on your ability to correctly interpret the questions. Pledge the honor code with your P number. Do not write your name on the examination. Write legibly. Scrawl will incur th penalty of the doubt. If illegible, the exam will have to be typed. Introductory Statement The Muscovite Production System The term Muscovite refers to an in nsely despotic form of patrimonial governance contrived by Ivan the Great, and his grandson Ivan IV Vasilyevich, the Terrible(1530- 1584), crowned first tsar of all Russia with the Monomakh Cap(1547), and continued thereafter by succeeding tsars through Nicholas II, where autocratic rulers permit appointees to manage parts of their realm in return for state service("servitors"), shared revenue, and taxes. Muscovite autocrats are selected by the "hand of god," own everything in their realm including the people(serf and slaves), and govern absolutely unrestricted by scripture, universal ethics, custom, constitutions, or the rule of law. These powers may be discretely cloaked, but autocratic absolutism remains implicit. uestion 1. l/a. What is Muscovite rent-granting? Compare extraction and apportionment with the competitive ideal. b How did it operate in tsarist times? Describe how the Muscovite odel evolved into an economic co-governance regime. QM \?|,nm‘-a + agape/Awe! \ . \ lk c. How did Lenin's post office scheme diffgr from Ivan H's AVPMl‘MVM'd' \l/‘WA A3“ 4’“ MK ) marketless economic unitary Fovemance model? Which was more practical? Why? " d. How did Tsar Nicholas ll's(R[;tssia’s last Ear) economic co- . . . . Co— erI ‘6 (e overnance s stern d1ffer fro Lenin's N w Economic Polic EP ? 8 g y __ Y(N ) gag-plwaars vs. Discuss ownership, rent-grantirg, industry, and markets. ‘7, 0"“ e. How did communist ideologyz‘Effect extraction and apportionment in agricmture and NEP indu“ during the 1920s? 4. o' + m5 547. 24‘ m3 WE/P/g’n o/lhc IIAV'S/MI 74 K} ’9 2 43 \L% f 1C system was more productive and ore equitable: Lenin's or Nicholas H's? \\?/7'A0'7"‘/”4JM7’F/véém v), Jayoiztgm @a ”link" ...
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