How Did The Soviet Union Influence The Theory Of Marxism

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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during to the period of its existence was the largest country in the world divided into 15 constituent republics. Even though The Soviet Union was a highly centralized one party state, it was incredibly hard to govern such unit and fulfill the economic needs of society. The economics of the USSR since the Bolsheviks revolution could be called more or less continues reform and experimentation in which ideology was considered to be one of the main elements of success (Clarks). Soviet Union was a nation founded on Marxism ideology, which was based in Hegelian philosophy, was a rebellion against the individual rights doctrine of the century before Marx (Raico). The main activist of the Bolshevik party, which later became the Communist Party of Soviet Union, were mainly intelligentsia, who presented themselves as leaders of the revolutionary…show more content…
The followers of Karl Marx believe in the theory which suggest that communism is the final period of evolution of human socioeconomic relations. Thus, Marx criticized free market economy as being ungoverned and strongly influenced by laws of supply and demand, which considered to not allow people to take control of individual and collective destines (Veblen). As a solution, Marxism ideology offers state capitalism- where the government controls the economy like a huge corporation, extracting the surplus value from the workforce in order to invest in production (Dunayevskaya).State monopoly capitalism was exactly the case in Soviet Union, influenced by Marxism, even though Marxist revolutionary politician argues that the possibility in of exploitative society cannot be considered; since the ownership of the means of production developed historically, through social

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