The Soviet Union: From Superpower Status to Collapse

  • John Marangos


The Soviet Union, up to its collapse and disintegration, and Eastern European economies were still functioning on the basic principles of the centrally administered socialism. Although changes took place, such as with the 1965 Liberman-Kosygin reforms in the Soviet Union (demonstrated in the following chapter) and in other centrally administered socialist countries, they did not alter the economic system significantly. Thus, an analysis of the administered socialist economic system produces a useful approximation to the economic, political, and ideological structure and the external environment of the Soviet Union up to its collapse and disintegration in 1990 and of the Eastern European economies.


Foreign Trade Central Authority Political Structure Socialist Country Extensive Growth 
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