Soviet economy in the 1980s
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Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English



  • Soviet Union


  • Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1975-1985.,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1965-1975.

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Edition Notes

StatementThane Gustafson.
SeriesThe Rand paper series ;, P-6755, P (Rand Corporation) ;, P-6755.
ContributionsRand Corporation.
LC ClassificationsAS36 .R28 no. 6755, HC336.25 .R28 no. 6755
The Physical Object
Pagination33 p. ;
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3208124M
LC Control Number83114109

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Economic issues were the cornerstone of soviet ideology and the soviet system, and economic issues brought the whole system crashing down in This book is a record of what happened, and it is also an analysis of the failure of Soviet economics as a concept.4/5(2). Topics discussed include the fifteen years of declining performance from to ; the Soviet 11th Plan; the actual performance of the 11th Plan in and plans for ; and the implications of the Soviet decline for the s, including nonsystemic and systemic factors. In terms of economic development, Russia before and after the Soviet era was just an average economy. If the Soviet era is distinguished, it was not by economic growth or its contribution to human development, but by the use of the economy to build national power over many decades. In this respect, the Soviet economy was a success. It was also a tough andFile Size: KB.   The USSR also faced foreign attacks on the Soviet economy. In the s, the United States under President Ronald Reagan isolated the Soviet economy from the rest of the world and helped drive oil prices to their lowest levels in decades. When the Soviet Union’s oil and gas revenue dropped dramatically.

In the 's and 's the Soviet Union seemed to be one of the most stable political units in the world. In international politics the Soviet Union was very strong and seemed only to be getting stronger. It was, for example, securing political client states in Africa. The . When President Ronald Reagan launched his military build-up in the early s, Soviet military and economic planners attempted to keep pace, forcing their East European allies to do the same. For example, one of the largest tank factories in the Soviet empire was in eastern Slovekia; a large drain on production and resources yet whose product.   The Soviet economy was a product of global wars and of the beliefs and technologies of the early twentieth century. During its lifetime, many other countries made similar or greater social and economic gains with more consent and less violence. On its centenary, the Soviet economy should be remembered but not mourned. References. 1 An analysis of the Soviet economic growth from the ’s to the collapse of USSR*. (Second draft) Numa Mazat Numa Mazat** Franklin Serrano** Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study the Soviet economic growth from to , focusing on the questions File Size: KB.

Reflecting the more open nature of Soviet society and the greater availability of information, there are now two books instead of one. Each book is self-contained. The present volume is in two parts: the first on the economy and the second on the social structure. It is intended for students of sociology, economics, social studies and Soviet. Soviet military buildup at the expense of domestic development kept the Soviet Union's GDP at the same level during the first half of the s. The Soviet planned economy was not structured to respond adequately to the demands of the complex modern economy it had helped to cy: Soviet ruble (SUR).   For textbooks about the history of the Soviet Union in general, I suggest The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Economy (Hanson), and Economic History of the USSR (Nove). This book is divided into two sections. Section One is dedicated to the (in Marxist parlance) “base” .   In the early s, the American economy was suffering through a deep recession. Business bankruptcies rose sharply compared to previous years. Farmers also suffered due to a decline in agricultural exports, falling crop prices, and rising interest rates. But by , the economy had rebounded and enjoyed a sustained period of growth as the Author: Mike Moffatt.