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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 11. 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/3742.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 11. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3742

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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 together with the whole geographic, demographic and economic structure of the country. The theory of a self-sufficing national socialism, formulated in 1924- 192T, reflected the first, extremely low period of the revival of economy after the war, when its world requirements had not yet found time to awaken. The present tense struggle for the extension of Soviet exports is a very vivid refutation of the illusions of national socialism. The foreign trade figures become ever more the dominating figures in relation to the plans and tempos of socialist construction. In the meantime, the problem of foreign trade or else: the problem of the mutual relation between transitional Soviet economy and the world market, is first beginning to reveal its decisive significance. Academically, it is understood, one can construct within the boundaries of the U. S. S. R. an enclosed and internally balanced socialist economy; but the long historic road to this "national" ideal would lead through gigantic economic shifts, social convulsions and crises. The mere doubling of the present crop, that is, its approach to the European, would confront Soviet economy with the huge task of realizing an agricultural surplus of tens of millions of tons. To solve this problem, as well as the no less acute problem of growing rural over-population could be accomplished only by a radical re-distribution of the gigantic human mass among the various branches of economy and by the complete liquidation of the contradictions between the city and the village. But this task—one of the basic tasks of socialism—would in turn require the utilization of the resources of the world market in a measure hitherto unknown. In the last analysis, all the contradictions of the development of the U. S. S. R. lead in this manner to the contradiction between the isolated workers'