ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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American Assessment of Soviet Agriculture

September 13, 1980 the Polish economy would be in a position to extricate itself from the crisis which is structural. MANY UNCERTAINTIES How will the workers respond to an inevitable inflation eating up their current wage rise? How will they react to the government's manoeuvres to maintain the status quo in which it enjoys the monopoly of power? What will happen when the free trade union formed so far clashes with the state-con- trolled trade unions? What will the workers do when the rest of East Europe puts pressure on the Polish leadership over the "democratisation" process spilling over to their own countries? How will Soviet Union react if and when the reforms are allowed to be implemented which will certainly give a boost to dissident movements elsewhere and erode the existing monolithic power structure?

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