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I can't find examples of nails, but there's a concrete example of chemical equipment where a factory avoided switching to producing superior models because they were lighter... and their output was measured by weight. There's also articles on the subject of rolled metal products. From the book "Planning Problems in the USSR" there are some specific ...


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It is utterly and completely untrue to say that the tradition of holding parades and marches to celebrate a victory comes from Nazi Germany. Victory parades were held in Ancient Roman times, and have continued on and off ever since. Napoleon held a victory parade in 1810, and the Allies held parades to celebrate his defeat in 1815. There were victory ...


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It seems quite incompatible with recorded history. The language used, the political connections drawn and most important: the date alawys used in this unsourced propaganda from anti-communists lessen the probability and plausibility severely. At the centre of World Revolution, Stalin controlled large funds for communists outside the Soviet Union and ...


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Well, there is some evidence here, although I'm not sure how to interpret it. Still, I haven't found the directive either. The National Republic, Volumes 30-31 published a relevant article, but unfortunately I can't actually read it freely and have to rely on Google Books snippets. I'm not sure if I'm looking at a section in 30 or 31; 30 was published in (...


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I'm guessing I understand the question (which isn't phrased perfectly clearly, I'm sorry). We all know that both the Soviets and the Nazis were fond of military parades. For example, here's their joint victory parade in occupied Poland, held during the years when they were friends and allies: (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German%E2%80%...


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