The History and Development of the Soviet Union Through the 1980S

Part of the International Studies in Economics and Econometrics book series (ISEE, volume 22)


The Soviet Union is the largest country in the world. It spreads over two continents, covers almost one-sixth of the world’s land surface, and is two and one-half times as large as the United States. The Soviet Union occupies more than half of Europe and about two-fifths of Asia. The total population in the Soviet Union is about 300 million.


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Suggested Readings

  1. Pejovich, S. A Report Card on Socialism. Dallas: Fisher Institute, 1978.Google Scholar
  2. Zaleski, E. Stalinist Planning for Economic Growth. 1933–1952, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980.Google Scholar

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