Sources of Soviet Power: Economy, Population, Resources

  • Georges Sokoloff


In 1980 the Soviet Union will generate 3,000 million kw-hr of electricity; her mechanical industries will produce, in volume terms, five times as much as their American rivals; the abundance of goods and the reasonable behaviour of the consumers will have removed any consumption difficulties; thanks to their own demographic dynamism, as well as the seductive power of the Soviet economic model for third-world countries, socialist people will constitute a very large majority of the world’s population. Capitalism will thus be beaten without bloodshed.


Capital Stock Gross National Product Military Spending Soviet Economic Convertible Currency 
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