It's not a widely known fact, but USSR engaged in all kinds tricks to keep reactionaries out of CC. Say, VKP(B) had multiple secretaries, upon the creation of those secretary positions they were staffed with stalinists, with Stalin being general secretary. As stalinists (and Stalin) started dying, multiple secretary positions were further broadened to have a kind of a counter to CC (because CC was getting overrun by khruschevites) that consisted of rank and file members of the VKP(B), they had the power to curate what kinds of questions are to be discussed. Say, Khruschev's anti-Stalin speech because of that was THE ENDING GOODBYE SPEECH of Khruschev that WASN'T PLANNED OR APPROVED. In any case, all this system came apart at the seams when after the vote to remove Khruschev as general secretary 3 to 2 (or was it 4 to 3? whatever) Zhukov intervened and overruled the vote.
Note that state apparatus positions and Party positions weren't one and the same, and the Party, and especially CC, operated in a way that moved Party members around state positions where they were needed the most.
What it shows is, no amount of institutional trickery will save you from class relationships. Kind of obvious, eh? Yet many people think that, for example, central planning alone is enough to enforce democracy and democratic distribution and production of goods. >>330525>Continued to increase the USSR's heavy industry, light industry and Agricultural capabilities. Began using computers as calculators.
He literally took away workers' ability to repair things at get paid for this, and took away peasants' private plots of land. Don't forget money reform, that wiped away people's savings. Don't forget defaulting on bonds to citizens. Don't forget Virgin Lands and corn.
>Undid some of Stalins more obvious fuckups (deportations and sheit like that, Shunning people for being religious)Post too long. Click here to view the full text.