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Plans for Stalin’s War Machine

Tukhachevskii and Military-Economic Planning, 1925–1941


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lennart Samuelson
    Pages 1-9
  3. Lennart Samuelson
    Pages 10-28
  4. Lennart Samuelson
    Pages 29-63
  5. Lennart Samuelson
    Pages 64-89
  6. Lennart Samuelson
    Pages 90-120
  7. Lennart Samuelson
    Pages 121-147
  8. Lennart Samuelson
    Pages 148-161
  9. Lennart Samuelson
    Pages 162-183
  10. Lennart Samuelson
    Pages 184-199
  11. Lennart Samuelson
    Pages 200-205
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 206-267

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

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

About the authors

LENNART SAMUELSON acquired his academic training at the University of Stockholm where he was Lecturer in Economic History. He received his Ph.D. in economic history at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is Assistant Professor to the Institute for Research in Economic History and holds a research post at the National Defence College, Stockholm.

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