Economic stagnation

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1. Economic stagnation 2. Context <ul><li>While there was some economic and agricultural achievements, overall the Soviet economy was in decline.…
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  • 1. Economic stagnation
  • 2. Context <ul><li>While there was some economic and agricultural achievements, overall the Soviet economy was in decline. </li></ul>
  • 3. Task – “Table for the reasons why Soviet economy was in decline” <ul><li>Draw table with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read through bullet points on p.116-118 and summarise each into the table’s columns. </li></ul>
  • 4. Task - stick in source from p.118. <ul><li>Explain message of source. </li></ul><ul><li>How do it relate to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul></ul>Relied upon outdated technology. Due to fall in birth rates outside central Asia, meant working population stopped increasing Emphasis on military drained resources
  • 5. Task <ul><li>Complete “Activity” on p.119 (try to complete question 5 to best of your ability). </li></ul>
  • 6. Corruption <ul><li>There had always been corruption in USSR, especially concerning economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Managers lied about production, number of workers on the payroll and other things. </li></ul><ul><li>In a society plagued with shortages and bureaucracy, bribery and the blackmarket helped to fill in the deficiencies that the Soviet “official” economy left. </li></ul>A Soviet factory (top) and people buying goods on the blackmarket
  • 7. Task <ul><li>Explain the involvement of 2 figures involved in corruption using p.120-121: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharaf Rashidov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yuri Sokolov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use 2 nd paragraph under “Legacy of corruption” p.121 to answer the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How did ordinary citizens contribute ordinary citizens contribute to the second economy/blackmarket? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How was this to the detriment of the regime? </li></ul></ul>
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