Great Break (USSR)

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The Great Turn or Great Break (Russian: Великий перелом) was the radical change in the economic policy of the USSR from 1928 to 1929, primarily consisting of the process by which the New Economic Policy (NEP) of 1921 was abandoned in favor of the acceleration of collectivization and industrialization. The term came from the title of Joseph Stalin's article "Year of the Great Turn" ("Год великого перелома: к XII годовщине Октября" - literally: Year of the great break: towards the 12th anniversary of October) published on November 7, 1929, the 12th anniversary of the October Revolution.[1]


  1. ^ "Peasant Rebels Under Stalin". Retrieved 7 March 2015.