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Why URSS Fall ?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 May 2014, 02:13
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Post 20 May 2014, 03:58
The Soviet Union fell because of counter-revolutionary, reactionary, revisionist Social Democrats and outright Neo-liberals who infultrated the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and destroyed the Party and State from within. It was Gorbachev's Market Capitalist reforms that resulted in the collaspe of the Soviet Union and Socialism around the world. I'm not always against Multi-Party democracy as long as it is in the context of a Socialist State (such as the mutli-party democracy that exists in East Germany). But Gorbachev instead allowed Capitalists, Neo-Liberals and Social Democrats to infultrate the CPSU and run openly as independants and in capitalist political parties. The Communist Party itself was dissolved under his rule on August 29th 1991. Gorbachev himself planned to dissolve the USSR on August 20th 1991 with the "New Union Treaty" which would destroy the Soviet Union and replace it with the "Union of Sovereign States". Gorbachev later established the "Social Democratic Party of Russia".

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In 1986 (before Gorbachev's Market Reforms occured)
The Soviet GNP growth rate was at a solid 4.1%
The Internal Debt as a percent of GDP was 20%
The Budget Deficit as a percent of GDP was 2.4%

In 1987 (when the Market Reforms began to kick in)
The Sovet GDP growth rate was a pathetic 1.3%
The Internal Debt as a percent of GDP was 22%
The Budget Deficit as a percent of GDP was an incredible 6.2%

In 1988
The Soviet GNP growth rate was a slightly better 2.3%
The Internal Debt as a percent of GDP was a staggering 36%
The Budget Deficit as a percent of GDP was a 8.8%

In 1989
The Soviet GNP growth rate was a reduced to 1.5%
The Internal Debt as a percentage of GDP was now 43%
The Budget Deficit as a percentage of GDP was now 11%

In 1990
The Soviet GNP growth rate was in a crisis situation of -11% (that's right negative eleven percent)
The Internal Debt as a percentage of GDP was now 55%
The Budget Deficit as a percentafe of GDP was now 14%

In 1991
The Soviet GNP growth rate was a disaster situation of -13% (that's right, negative thirteen percent)
The Internal Debt as a percentage of GDP isn't availible from the statics
The Budget Deficit as a percentage of GDP was at 20% (that was the entire internal debt in just 5 years earlier)

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Overall the Soviet GNP growth rate was slowing down between 1970 and 1985 but this was because of previous Market Reforms introduced by Kosygin between 1965 and 1980. And even with the Revisionism that was introduced, the Soviet Union was still by and large a Socialist state with moderate economic growth. While living standards weren't improving as quickly as they were during the Khrushchev/Stalin period living standards were still improving.


[1] https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for- ... cle02.html
[2]Oliver, Michael J.; Aldcroft, Derek Howard (2007). Economic Disasters of the Twentieth Century. Page 294.
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Post 21 May 2014, 03:07
I dont have a problem with a one party state but the Participation needed to be more dynamic and inclusive.
"A shiny bauble from Capitalism is worthless when the cost is Children & the Elderly going hungry, The Infirm & Sick dying because of Greed & Education reduced to a token few to placate the masses with Illusions of freedom."
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 May 2014, 02:13
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Post 21 May 2014, 03:49
I agree. But Gorbachev and Yeltsin decreased participation instead of increasing it. He outright banned the CPSU on August 29th 1991. They should have increased Soviet Democracy with worker self manegment, Soviet councils, local Communist Party participation, decentralization ect.


EDIT: RedGeek, keep in mind the name is Yeltsin, not Yeltson. Thanks - Che B.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 08 Feb 2018, 23:56
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Post 11 Feb 2018, 00:07
One quick question: In 1986, when the USSR was still Socialist, did the Soviet Union had the second largest economy in the world? i ask because some articles (from the IMF, for example) say that in 1968/70 it was replaced as the second one by that of Japan...
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