- 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…