Political Famines in the USSR and China: A Comparative Analysis

  title={Political Famines in the USSR and China: A Comparative Analysis},
  author={Andrea Graziosi},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  • A. Graziosi
  • Published 16 August 2017
  • Economics
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
This article offers a comparative study of the domestic and international dimensions of two calamitous famines in Communist countries: one in the USSR engendered by Iosif Stalin's Great Turning Point (1928–1934) and the other in the People's Republic of China in connection with Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward (1958–1962). The article traces the historical roots of these catastrophes and explains how Sino-Soviet interactions affected the genesis of the famine in China. It also discusses the long… 

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