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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 12. 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/3743.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 12. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3743

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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 state and its capitalist encirclement. The impossibility of constructing a self-sufficient socialist economy in a single country revives the basic contradictions of socialist construction at every new stage on an ever greater scale and with an ever greater depth. In this sense, the dictatorship of the proletariat in the U. S. S. R. would inevitably have to suffer destruction if the capitalist regime in the rest of the world would prove to be capable of maintaining itself for another long historical epoch. However, to consider such a perspective as the inevitable, or even the most probable one, can be done only by those who believe in the firmness of capitalism or in its longevity. The Left Opposition has nothing in common with such capitalist optimism. But it can just as little agree with the theory of national socialism which is an expression of capitulation before capitalist optimism. The World Crisis and Economic "Collaboration" of the Imperialists with the U. S. S. R. The problem of foreign trade in its present exceptional acuteness caught the leading organs of the U. S. S. R. unawares, and by that alone became an element of derangement of the economic plans. In the face of this problem, the leadership of the Comintern also proved to be bankrupt. World unemployment made the question of developing the economic relations between the capitalist countries and the U. S. S. R., a vital problem for broad masses of the working class. Before the Soviet government and the Comintern there was opened up a rare opportunity to attract the social democratic and non-party workers on the basis of a vital and burning question, so as to acquaint them 10