ussr ; economy ; khrushchev ; agriculture + VLS

what background was khrushchev from?
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and recognised what about slow growth in food production?
it was holding up firther industry growth
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and also keeping what unacceptable low?
living standards
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who and where did he make genuine attempts to meet?
peasants on collectives
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what did he consider himself to be?
agricultural expert
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was this overstated?
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but what was he genuinely committed to?
raising priority of agriculture in soviet economy
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which would address which stlain situation?
agriculture sacrificed for industry
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to increase productivity khrushchev introduced measures that would do what?
win over peasants and stimulate initiative
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in '55 what were individual collectives given greater power to do?
make decsions at local level
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flexibility over what was allowed?
how directions from Ministry of Agriculture were implemented
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what were abolished?
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because peasants hated them and saw them as?
instruments of central and political interference
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but what were they replaced wih?
system where each collective expected to buy own machinery
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what did this turn out to be?
naive view
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collectives increased in size, many becoming what?
large agro-industrial villages
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also known as?
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that linked what two things?
food production with food processing
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units made some sense in terms of creating what?
greater economies of scale
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also enabled greater what to take place?
investment into agriculture
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what three things was there a rapid increase in?
mechanisation / fertilisers / irrigation
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were these larger farming units popular with peasants?
no (**** sake peasants ****ing compromise)
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how did they feel?
more divorced from land they worked
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prices for what increased?
state procurements
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and what was system of compulsory food seizure replaced with?
planned state purchases
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designed to encourage what?
greater productivity
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greater concessions given to peasants as to how?
could iuse produce from private plots
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now allowed to do what with such procuce?
sell @ private markets
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concession to individualism encouraged peasants to do what?
grow more food
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and played important role in ensuring what?
more regular food supplies for population
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productivity often much higher where rather than collective fields?
private plots
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private plots produced nearly all of which food?
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what was the most famous of K's agricultural initiatives?
virgin land shceme
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introduced in?
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encouraging opening up of new areas to?
agricultural production
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volunteers often members of what group?
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put to work in areas such as?
siberia / kazakhstan
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how many acres of land brought under cultivation?
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over how many tractors provided for scheme?
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what did people in the politburo argue deserved preferential treatment?
military-industrial complex
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what happened to income of farmers from '52-'58?
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but still far below?
industrial workers
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from '53-'58 food production increased by what %?
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seems impressive but why did productivity remain low
too many ppl involved in farming
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what did some of khrushchev's policies start to be called?
'hare-brained schemes'
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in '59 what target failed to be met?
grain production in kazakhstan
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what was this the first sign was failing?
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whatwas land only suitable for>
grazing bc dry
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what change happened in 'maize mania'?
successful cash crops e.g cotton replaced by food crops
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but why did plants die?
no irrigation
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investment increased but not enough to do what?
remedy problems caused by underinvestment years
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in what year was there a poor harvest?
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what two things didn't help areas cope with this?
poor roads / inadequate storage facilities
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shortage from crop harvest had effect on supplies of what?
animal fodder
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as a consequence what happened to millions of livestock?
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what was the ultimate ULTIMATE worst case scenario sign of failure in these years (i promise you its really REALLY bad)?
they had to import grain from north america and australia (i know, how embarrasing)
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what did khrushchev build up reuptation on?
agricultural success
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therefore it's failure was a contributory factor to what?
dismissal in '64
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