Plans for Stalin’s War Machine

Tukhachevskii and Military-Economic Planning, 1925–1941

  • Lennart Samuelson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


In the interwar period, Red Army commanders headed by Tukhachevskii developed a new doctrine of mobile warfare and 'deep operations'. The military requirements of armaments and industrial production in the event of war was a central parameter in Stalinist industrialization. Based on recently opened Russian archives, the book analyzes military dimensions of Soviet long-term economic and military reconstruction plans from the mid-1920s until 1941. It presents a new framework for estimating the Soviet war-economic preparations, drastically underestimated by contemporaries.


army Expansion Russia Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Lennart Samuelson
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  1. 1.Institute for Research in Economic History (EHF)Stockholm School of EconomicsStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40268-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28676-4
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