Soviet Political System Analysis

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Soviet Political system The basis of the Soviet political system was the Soviets of People's Deputies, transformed from Soviets of Workers', Peasants’, and Soldiers' Deputies relating to the introduction of universal suffrage. This means that every citizen of the USSR had the right to elect and be elected to the Council of any level, regardless of origin, nationality, property status, social status, party status and place of residence. The councils met at the session, as a rule, twice a year. To carry out the current work between sessions, the Soviets formed executive bodies at the appropriate level: The Supreme Soviet of the USSR formed the Government - the Council of Ministers of the USSR, the lower Soviets - executive committees (executive…show more content…
Thus, an important, in general, moral incentive for every person, which testifies to the recognition by the society of his merits, has become a very substantial substitute for material incentives. Meanwhile, an honorary diploma, for example, should be issued for percussion work, not in lieu of payment for it, but in addition to it. The result of this policy was the undermining of a system of not only material but also moral incentives. Since the consequence of this was an increase in the discontent of the population, the deformation of the system of moral and material incentives can be considered a subjective prerequisite for the collapse of the USSR. (Maxpark.com, 2017) Thus, overall, the monopoly position of the CPSU in Soviet society should be regarded as an objective prerequisite for the collapse of the USSR, which also contributes to the emergence of subjective…show more content…
Under Stalin, there was a so-called party maximum restricting the wages of communists holding executive posts, because of which a non-partisan leader could receive at times a greater salary than a Communist in the same position. There were other measures that were later abolished as violating social justice, preventing the party from using as a springboard for holding managerial positions, but they could only postpone, and not abolish the process of the degeneration of the party elite. (Soviet economy and usurpation of power,

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