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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 9. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3740.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 9. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3740

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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 the complications of the new tasks, partly created by the methodological mistakes of the leadership in combination with direct sabotage. The substitution of economic direction by administrative goading, with the absence of any serious collective verification, leads inevitably to the inclusion of the mistakes in the very foundation of economy and to the preparation of ever newer "tight places" inside the economic process. The disproportions driven inside inevitably return at the following stage in the form of disharmony between the means of production and raw materials, between transport and industry, between quantity and quality and finally, in the disorganization of the monetary system. All these crises conceal within themselves all the greater dangers the less the present state leadership is capable of foreseeing them in time. Contradictions of the Transition Period: Collectivization "Complete" collectivization, even were it actually to be carried out in the coming two or three years,, would not at all signify the liquidation of the kulak as a class. The form of producers' cooperatives, given the lack of a technical and cultural base, is incapable of stopping the differentiation within the small commodity producers and the emergence from their midst of capitalist elements. For a genuine liquidation of the kulak is required a complete revolution in agricultural technique and the transformation of the peasantry, alongside of the industrial proletariat, into workers of socialist economy and members of the classless society. But this is a perspective of decades. With the predominance of individual peasant implements and the personal or group interest of their owners, the differentation of the peasantry will in-