The NEP and Perestroika: An Economic Analysis Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

The NEP and Perestroika: An Economic Analysis
A comparison of the economic policies of Vladimir Lenin and Mikhail Gorbachev.
# 86869 | 3,375 words | 9 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (Leaders) , Political Science (Communism) , English (Comparison) , History (Russian)

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This postgraduate paper examines the NEP and perestroika. The paper discusses how Vladimir Lenin's New Economic Policy and Mikhail Gorbachev's perestroika were similar in terms of their short term political and economic goals, for Lenin and Gorbachev both felt compelled to face economic realities. Both men were confronted by an enormous range of economic challenges, for Lenin not only had to rebuild an economy shattered by years of war and revolution he was intent upon replacing Russia's capitalist economic system with a communist economic system.

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