ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Peasant Farms and Socialist Transformation of Agriculture in Poland, 1945-1975

of Agriculture in Poland, 1945-1975 S Ganguli Although socialist transformation of the economy requires eventual social ownership of all means of production, both in industry and agriculture, there has to be a policy for the transition. The problem of transition consists of the contradiction between the peasants' attachment to their land and the State's need to put land under State ownership. Thus, while the State cannot at its will socialise agriculture, continuous development of a socialist economy is not possible without it. The physical problem of the transition concerns the accumulation of funds for investment. In any country with a large agricultural sector and a small industrial sector the investible surplus has to come initially mainly from agriculture.

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