Revolution From Above Essay by The Research Group

Revolution From Above
An analysis of the phrase, "revolution from above", as applied to Stalin's socialist revolution.
# 72244 | 904 words | 1 source | APA | 2004 | US

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This paper discusses Stalinist socialism in terms of the the phrase "revolution from above". The paper looks at how Stalinist socialism differed from the Marxist ideal, discusses Stalin's first Five-Year Plan and examines his political and economic agenda.

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"Ronald Suny argues in "The Soviet Experiment" that Stalinist socialism meant collectivization, industrialization, urbanization and a welfare system for working people all implemented and managed by a state directed by the Communist Party with no reliance on capitalism or free market forces. Stalinist socialism envisioned that the state would impose the socialist revolution upon the ordinary people and the economy. Such a revolution differed from the Marxist ideal which envisioned that the ordinary people would themselves become the state as the state..."

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