By Mark Harrison
How did the Soviet Union examine economically with its allies and adversaries ahead of and through global warfare II? was once Soviet fiscal survival lower than colossal German assault to be anticipated? What used to be the price of the warfare in rubles, lives and foregone postwar financial future health? during this publication Mark Harrison solutions those questions, supplying a entire research of the hitherto mystery Soviet statistical checklist.
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Extra resources for Accounting for War: Soviet Production, Employment, and the Defence Burden, 1940–1945
With its limitless plains, apparently rugged agrarian economy and export surplus of food, Russia seemed immune to external disruption. However, World War I proved the opposite: a sophisticated infrastructure gave toughness and resilience to more industrialised economies. Without it, less developed, agrarian economies tended to disintegrate under the stress of total war. In Russia as in Germany the urban populations were deprived, while in the United Kingdom dietary standards of the mass of the population improved, and civilians lived longer, healthier lives.
5 489 44 383 61 1 509 53 392 62 2 8% 15% 13% 12% 12% NMP utilised accumulation consumption defence outlays reserve fund (B) Per cent of NMP utilised 6 Defence outlays Source: GARF, f. 3922/4372, op. 4, d. 10-15, except as below. For definitions and further detail see the Guide to national accounts (p. xxvi). 2). Row 4, equivalent to net imports, less insurable asset losses: row 5, less row 3. 3, divided by row 5. At the end of the war, Sukharevskii's section produced revised series for wartime national economic balances, including national income and expenditure.
As a result, the Red Army's journey from Kursk to Berlin occupied two years of bloody fighting. The economic aspect of the war was fundamental to it. On the eastern front it involved each side in the sending of tens of millions of soldiers into battle, their arming with hundreds of thousands of aircraft, tanks, and field guns with billions of shells, and tens of millions of rifles with tens of billions of cartridges. Just to create these forces required the expenditure of colossal resources; each in turn largely destroyed the other, at the same time imposing additional mortality and destruction on an unprecedented scale upon the civilian population and assets of the territories over which they fought.
Accounting for War: Soviet Production, Employment, and the Defence Burden, 1940–1945 by Mark Harrison