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Revision on Russia 1. Give two examples of industries which remained under government control with the NEP Two example of industries that remained under government control during the NEP were the coal industry and the steel industry 2. Describe the features of War Communism War communism intended to feed the army during the times of the Russian Civil War. This was done by grain requisition, which was sacking the surplus f grain peasants produced. As a consequence of this, peasants no longer wanted to produce a surplus, but just enough food as to survive. Another feature of War communism was the takeover of factories. To have more control over the industry, the government took over factories and put their own managers in charge of them. ...read more.


What they said was that the government had not expressed the will of the workers and peasants as they said they were going to do before assuming power. However, more importance was given to the event, because not only the Kronstadt sailors revolted at that time, but also the workers, so all those who had put the socialist government into power were now against it. This meant that the socialist government now had few or no supporters. In conclusion, the Kronstadt rising that happened in March of 1921 was especially important because the Kronstadt sailors had been Bolshevik supporters and because the other important Bolshevik supporters, the workers, were also revolting. 4. How far was the NEP successful in solving the economic problems of the USSR by 1928 The New Economic Policy introduced by ...read more.


Also, the production of meat greatly increased, so the Russian population now had enough food for all. Another problem the NEP solved was the industrial problem. Although the government kept some heavy industries under control, it gave great part of the industry to capitalists, returning to a capitalist style of government. Nevertheless, the figures that are shown by the Russian government could have been manipulated, so maybe the NEP was not as successful. Also, it went against communist aims, as the NEP was a capitalist policy which used a capitalist market structure. In conclusion, the NEP was successful in solving the economic problems of the USSR by 1928, as it solved the agricultural problem, producing enough food for all Russians, and it also solved the industrial problems, as industrial production greatly increased under the NEP. ?? ?? ?? ?? paper 4.doc Created on 14/11/2007 8:39 AM ...read more.

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