Ideological debates

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  • Created by: gemshort
  • Created on: 26-04-18 20:27

The economy - how should Russia industrialise?

  • Left-wing (rapid industrialisation): impose high taxes on the peasants to fund industrialisation; use collective farms to increase production
  • Right-wing (gradual industrialisation): low taxes for peasants; allow the peasants to own their own farms and trade freely

Stalin  supported the right-wing until the NEP started to fail in 1927, at which point he supported the left-wing

  • Debate over the economy made Trotsky unpopular because abandoning the NEP would mean losing the support of the peasants
  • Debate over…

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