In a 3-4 page paper, respond to one of the following questions.

1. Read the Kuromiya article, cited below. How did adjustments to the policy of one-man management reflect the overall progress of the Soviet industrialization program?

2. Read the Lewin article, cited below. According to Lewin, what were the main sources of agreement and disagreement among the Soviet leadership with regard to collectivization? What were the main factors that contributed to the decision to implement rapid collectivization?


Hiroaki Kuromiya, “Edinonachalie and the Soviet Industrial Manager, 1928 – 1937″ Soviet Studies 1984, Vol 36, No. 2, pp.185-204.

Moshe Lewin, “The Immediate Background of Soviet Collectivization,” Soviet Studies, 1965, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 162-197.


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