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Lessons Learned—How the Soviet Union and China Escaped Famine

Felix Wemheuer

in Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300195811
eISBN:
9780300206784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195811.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explains how and why the Soviet Union since the mid-1950s and China after 1962 could prevent famine. It shows that the state readjusted relations with the peasantry. The Soviet Union ... More


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