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Soviet Union

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The Former Soviet Union

Describe the basic pattern of organization in the Former Soviet Union
The basic pattern of organization in the Former Soviet Union was that, mostly everything, land, factories and machines in production were own by the state. However there were a few exceptions, for instance, over one third of the homes in the Soviet cities were privately owned. The state would always be in possession of land, forest, industrial machinery, transportation, and lastly banking facilities, to make profit out of. The profits that were that were being generated by the state were divided and, “equally” distributed among the citizens. The state was in charge of the economy and how its main goal was to “be there for the people”.
What were the five year plans?
The five year plans were strategies for the economic development of the Soviet Union in a five year span. These plans provided a general direction of the Soviet economy and where it should be heading in terms of growth.
What were the one year plans?
The one year plans originated from the five year plans. These one year strategies were composed of specifics such as the volume a production company would have to develop to reach the country’s target.
What did the new labour law introduce in 1987 allow?
In 1987, the law allowed Soviet citizens to establish businesses in twenty-four sectors of the economy, such as shoe repair, interior decorating, plumbing carpentry, auto repair, and tutoring. Other workers were prohibited from working at these businesses, only family members were allowed to within the business. The new labour law, made these twenty-four now legal.
Is the economy of the former Soviet Union considered a pure command economy?

No, the former Soviet Union is not considered to be a pure command economy because, in a pure command economy the government makes all the decisions and, in former the Soviet Union, workers had some say in economic agreements.

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