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This podcast explains the origins and nature of the Soviet Five Year Plans. It examines the nature of the “industrialisation debates” of the 1920s and the decision to abandon NEP. In the second and third parts, it argues that Stalin’s “Revolution from Above” was both a spectacular success and a catastrophic failure. Grasping this paradox is necessary to understanding both the rise of the USSR to the status of a superpower and its ultimate decline.

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This podcast explains the origins and nature of the Soviet Five Year Plans. It examines the nature of the “industrialisation debates” of the 1920s and the decision to abandon NEP. In the second and third parts, it argues that Stalin’s “Revolution from Above” was both a spectacular success and a catastrophic failure. Grasping this paradox is necessary to understanding both the rise of the USSR to the status of a superpower and its ultimate decline.

    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 1)

    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 1)

    This podcast explains the origins and nature of the Soviet Five Year Plans. It examines the nature of the “industrialisation debates” of the 1920s and the decision to abandon NEP. In the second and third parts, it argues that Stalin’s “Revolution from Above” was both a spectacular success and a catastrophic failure. Grasping this paradox is necessary to understanding both the rise of the USSR to the status of a superpower and its ultimate decline.

    • 11 min
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    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 1)

    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 1)

    This video explains the origins and nature of the Soviet Five Year Plans. It examines the nature of the “industrialisation debates” of the 1920s and the decision to abandon NEP. In the second and third parts, it argues that Stalin’s “Revolution from Above” was both a spectacular success and a catastrophic failure. Grasping this paradox is necessary to understanding both the rise of the USSR to the status of a superpower and its ultimate decline.

    • 11 min
    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 2)

    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 2)

    This podcast explains the origins and nature of the Soviet Five Year Plans. It examines the nature of the “industrialisation debates” of the 1920s and the decision to abandon NEP. In the second and third parts, it argues that Stalin’s “Revolution from Above” was both a spectacular success and a catastrophic failure. Grasping this paradox is necessary to understanding both the rise of the USSR to the status of a superpower and its ultimate decline.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 2)

    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 2)

    This video explains the origins and nature of the Soviet Five Year Plans. It examines the nature of the “industrialisation debates” of the 1920s and the decision to abandon NEP. In the second and third parts, it argues that Stalin’s “Revolution from Above” was both a spectacular success and a catastrophic failure. Grasping this paradox is necessary to understanding both the rise of the USSR to the status of a superpower and its ultimate decline.

    • 5 min
    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 3)

    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 3)

    This podcast explains the origins and nature of the Soviet Five Year Plans. It examines the nature of the “industrialisation debates” of the 1920s and the decision to abandon NEP. In the second and third parts, it argues that Stalin’s “Revolution from Above” was both a spectacular success and a catastrophic failure. Grasping this paradox is necessary to understanding both the rise of the USSR to the status of a superpower and its ultimate decline.

    • 9 min
    • video
    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 3)

    Stalin and the economic transformation of the USSR (Part 3)

    This video explains the origins and nature of the Soviet Five Year Plans. It examines the nature of the “industrialisation debates” of the 1920s and the decision to abandon NEP. In the second and third parts, it argues that Stalin’s “Revolution from Above” was both a spectacular success and a catastrophic failure. Grasping this paradox is necessary to understanding both the rise of the USSR to the status of a superpower and its ultimate decline.

    • 9 min

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