The Struggle for Power Ideological Conflict

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Rival intrepretations of Leninism

Leninism was the visionary and there wasn't a state definiation of Leninism

The first form of Leninism focused on Lenin's polices during the Civil War where money, captialism and private property was abloshied.

The second form of Leninism took inspiration of the New Economic Policy focus on gradual change favoured by the right wing of the Party

THE GREAT INDUSTRIALISATION DEBATE

  • lenins writing on socialism wasn't clear
  • October Revolution had created a new government but not Russia into a socialist country
  • In 1921 Lenin had solved economic problems by introducing NEP

LEFT WING- THE DICTATORSHIP INDUSTRY

In 1923 economy was stablished

Left argued the NEP was ideologically and economically misguided

Wronged because it favoured the peasants and a return on captialist at expense of working class

Betrayal of the principles of the revolution

failed to deliever industrial growth

squeezing peasants through taxes- raise taxation by wealthly peasants for rapid industrialise

RIGHT WING- SOCIALISM AT A SNAILS PACE

economic stability took precedence over rapid industrialisation

soviet government based on alliance two classes workers and peasants

smychka- allinace would be threatened by

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