War Communism + The New Economic Policy

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The main features of the NEP were;

·             Grain requisitioning would be stopped. Peasants would give a fixed amount of grain to the government as a tax. Surplus grain could be sold in the markets for profit.

·             Traders could buy and sell good. This had been illegal during War Communism.

·             Small factories producing consumer goods were returned to their original owners who were allowed to sell their goods for a profit.

·             Larger industries remained under state control i.e. coal, steel and transport.

POSITIVES OF THE NEP 

·             As part of the NEP there was a large increase in the amount of electricity produced from 0.5 billion kWh in 1921 to 5

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