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Reforming the Tsar's Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the RevolutionJul 07, 2011
Edited by David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye and Bruce W. Menning
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #285, 2003. PDF 23 pages.
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This paper examines the conditions under which the so-called Soviet model of industrialization was introduced into East Central Europe. While it is difficult to define direct Soviet economic policy, one can discern the Soviet interest and its direct economic impact by analyzing Czechoslovakia and Romania in terms of both their internal development and their relations with the Soviet Union. No doubt, the primacy of politics is the main component of the Soviet relationship to East Central Europe; this paper, however, will focus on the economic side of that relationship.