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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 7. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3738.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 7. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3738

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Title Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R.
Alternative Title Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R.: draft of the thesis of the International left opposition on the Russian question
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Shachtman, Max, 1903-1972, translator
Contributor (Local)
  • Lewitt, Morris, translator
Publisher Communist league of America (Opposition)
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1931
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Economic policy
  • Labor policy
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
  • Five-year plan (1928-1932)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 47 pages; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK266.T74 1931
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304559~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript justified economically and culturally, and consequently would be born again. The most important task of the proletarian vanguard, however, is to bar the doors to this worst historical variant, by defending and strengthening the October revolution and by transforming it into a prologue to the world revolution. The Basic Contradictions of the Transition Period Absolutely false is the official doctrine of fatalistic optimism prevailing today, according to which the continued speedy growth of industrialization and collectivization is assured in advance and leads automatically to the construction of socialism in a single countrj\ If a highly devloped socialist economy is possible only as a harmonious, internally proportionate and consequently crisis-less economy, then, on the contrary, the transitional economy from capitalism to socialism is a crucible of contradictions where, moreover, the deeper and sharper ones are still ahead. The Soviet Union has not entered into socialism, as the ruling Stalinist faction teaches, but only into the first stage of the development in the direction of socialism. At the core of the economic difficulties, the successive crises, the extreme tension of the whole Soviet system and its political convulsions, lie a number of contradictions of varying historical origin which are interlinked with each other in various ways. Let us name the most important ones: (a) the heritage of the capitalist and pre-capitalist contradictions of old czarist-bourgeois Russia, primarily the contradiction between town and country;