Mosely, Philip E.
April 1961
Foreign Affairs;Apr61, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p341
Academic Journal
The article author is of the viewpoint that the Soviet Union had always been a victim of dictatorship. After the death of renowned communist leader Joseph Stalin, there was struggle for power in the Soviet Union. Among all other choices, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was the most sought after name for the post of president and finally he got an edge over others. Khrushchev's structure of rule was also very similar to Stalin but his style of administration differs from Stalin's in some important aspects. Like Stalin, he used his power to appoint and remove the members of the Party as well as the members of the Central Secretariat. But he made a deep impact in political system in the Soviet Union. This was due to the fact that his policies led to the rise of living standard in Soviet Union since Stalin's death. He brought many reforms that helped in the process of economic development in the Soviet Union. In this direction Khrushchev promised for substantial increases in the allocation of capital for the production of consumer goods.


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