Lenin's New Economic Policy ( NEP ) Essay by The Research Group

Lenin's New Economic Policy ( NEP )
An analysis of the principal elements of the NEP.
# 24468 | 2,025 words | 7 sources | 2002 | US

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Analysis of principal elements of the NEP. Lenin's ideological commitment to the interntional socialist revolution; Marxist ideology; Communism. Radical Bolshevik wing & failures of Bolshevik governance. Agrarian polich; Urban industrial and agrarian peasant interests. Soviet commitment to national economic growth. Annotated Bibliographjy.

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"This research examines the reasons behind Lenin's adoption of the New Economic Policy (NEP) in 1921 in the wake of the Soviet revolution in 1917. The research will set forth the principal elements of the NEP and the context in which it emerged as an issue for the Bolshevik/Communist government, and then explore the literature of the Soviet state with a view toward identifying factors that positioned Lenin to promulgate the policy.

In order to understand Lenin's adoption of the NEP, it is necessary to appreciate Lenin's ideological commitment to international socialist revolution, the establishment of the War Communism policy (precursor of the NEP), as well as the dynamic situation of revolutionary governance in Russia from the time of the 1917 success of the Bolsheviks until 1921, when the NEP was..."

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