Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. William T. Utley


The foundation for present Russian industrial development was laid in the period 1925 to 1933. Russians, with the aid of American technicians built factories in accordance with American standards. They installed American equipment and machinery in these factories. At the same time they constructed huge dams and power plants. Russia was then a market for American products and certainly offered no competition to United States industry. This was so, even though it was recognized that within the great Russian land mass lay huge reserves of resources. Few recognized then that these factors could, if developed, enable Russia to build an industrial empire capable of challenging the United States. Attributes of location, area, population and natural resources which enabled the United States to become the world's foremost industrial power were possessed also by Russia.


A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Division of Omaha University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for a Master's Degree in the Department of History and Goverment. Copyright Count L. Bower, 1954

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