[Marxism] War Communism and 1921 Famine

Jon Baranov jonburp at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 17 13:31:16 MDT 2006

L. P. wrote:

"If famine was was caused by War Communism, then what caused War Communism other than the invasion by 21 counter-revolutionary armies? War Communism would never had been adopted if there had not been War. In all likelihood, the USSR would have adopted something fairly close to the NEP as early as 1918 if had been left in peace."

Certainly true. But some souces claim that it was the "siezure of seeds" in 1920 that caused the famine. In other words, they say that the Bolsheviks could have conducted War Communism differently and  far more mildly but didn't.

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