Lenin's economic policies: The NEP


Lenin's economic policies: The NEP

Why did Lenin implement the NEP?

- to meet Russia's urgent need for food 

- In response to the Kronstadt rising in 1921 

- In order to rebuild Russia's economy after war communism and the civil war.

What were the features of the NEP?

- central economic control relaxed 

- the requisitioning of grain to be abandoned 

- Peasants were allowed to keep their food surpluses and sell them for profit.

- Money was to be reintroduced as a means of trading

Why was there resistance to the NEP?

Created a mixed economy, where some features of capitalism existed alongside socialism, which angered many of the Bolsheviks

- It was opposed by Trotsky who saw war communism as…


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