War communism 1918-21

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War communism 1918-21
Peasants resistance- weren't prepared to produce more unless gov paid fair price
Gov continued to print money = inflation
Many fled to Moscow & Petrograd to find food/ escape civil war
Decree on nationalisation- major industries under gov control
conscription to red army = less man power
Restrictive & rigorously applied economic measures
Only goal was to win civil war
State capitalism ­ transition phase have to keep some of the old features- economy wasn't
Purpose to tighten gov control over agriculture- force peasants to grow more food
Cheka- grain requisition= less food provided as peasants resisted


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