This week in history: The USSR's first Five-Year Plan


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  • William Gronberg Payson, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 10:56 p.m.

    I found this article tonight (Oct 9) in the hard copy Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 Deseret News

    It is exceedingly unusual to print an article about the Soviet dictatorship of Lenin and Stalin. That part of 20th century history has largely gone into a black hole. There are many more articles about Nazi history. They were in power only 12 years (1933-19450 and the Soviet Union lasted 74 years (1917-1991). Hollywood has produced about 50 anti-Nazi movies for every anti-Soviet movie. The Soviet/Red China body count substantially exceeds the Nazi body count.

    Yawn and ho hum. Perhaps the only person to read this post is the posting gatekeeper? Only two posts tells the story. Yawn and ho hum from the general American public.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:21 a.m.

    Any sacrifice for the benefit of the state. Even Lenin recognized the need for free capitalism.