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 Soviet Union in 1928/1929, which primarily consisted in abandoning the New Economic Policy (NEP) of 1921 onwards and 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.