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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 46. 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/3777.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 46. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3777

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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 12. The ignoring of the material state and the political disposition of the working class constitutes the most essential feature of the bureaucratic regime which, with the aid of the methods of naked command and administrative pressure, hopes to construct the realm of national socialism. 13. The bureaucratic forcing of the tempos of industrialization and collectivization, based upon a false theoretical position and not checked up by the collective thought of the party, means a relentless accumulation of disproportions and contradictions, especially along the lines of the mutual relations with world economy. 14. The property relations in the U. S. S. R., like the reciprocal political relations of the classes, prove incontestably that the U. S. S. R., in spite of the distortions of the Soviet regime and in spite of the disastrous policy of the Centrist bureaucracy, remains a workers' state. 15. The bourgeoisie could come to power in the U. S. S. R. in no other way than with the aid of a counter-revolutionary upheaval. The proletarian vanguard retains the possibility of putting the bureaucracy in its place, of subordinating it to its control, of insuring the correct policy, and by means of decisive and bold reforms, of regenerating the party, the trade unions and the Soviets. 16. Yet, with the maintenance of the Stalinist regime, the contradictions accumulating within the framework of the official party, especially at the moment of the sharpening of the economic difficulties, must lead inevitably to the political crisis, which may raise the question of power anew in all its scope. 17. For the fate of the Soviet regime, it will be of decisive significance whether the proletarian vanguard 44