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Socialism in One Country: A Study of Pragmatism and Ideology in the Soviet 1920s

Bensley, Michael (2014) Socialism in One Country: A Study of Pragmatism and Ideology in the Soviet 1920s. Master of Arts by Research (MARes) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:47659)

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The period which existed between the establishment of the Bolshevik-led Republic in 1917 and Stalin's assumption of complete power in the late 1920s has been a focus of historical interest for decades. In this time the Soviet narrative began and what was once the Bolshevik dream would become twisted by events, bureaucracy, and personalities. The task of applying Marxian socialism to the Russia of 1917 would involve a colossal undertaking. Russia was a vast nation which contained a largely peasant population and, by contrast, a small and underdeveloped working class. The belief that Russia could be the first to try to build socialism, a path more befitting the industrialised west, inexorably led to a great many difficulties.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Arts by Research (MARes))
Thesis advisor: Boobbyer, Philip
Uncontrolled keywords: Revolution Russia Soviet Union USSR Stalin Lenin Trotsky Bukharin Molotov Five Year Plan NEP New Economic Policy Stalinism Leninism Socialism in One Country Dogma
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I (1914-1918)
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Utopias. Anarchism
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
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Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2015 01:00 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 10:58 UTC
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Bensley, Michael.

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