Gosplan


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Gosplan

A committee that designed the economic plans for the Soviet Union. Initially planning for five years in advance, it later tried to plan for 10 to 15 years ahead. While Gosplan successfully industrialized the Soviet Union in only a few years, its plans were generally quite inefficient. It was created in 1921 and lasted until the end of the Soviet Union.
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Vorrelnud oma kalkulatsioone nii Ukraina kui ka teiste vabariikide omadega, joudis NSV Liidu Gosplan jareldusele, et ootused uue planeerimissusteemi suhtes ei ole end oigustanud.
(10) Gosplan is the acronym for Gosudarstvennoe Planirovanie, which means "State Planning."
Like Gosplan, eminent domain is often used to pursue lofty goals that central planners hatch without due attention to local economic realities.
The joke about Gosplan - if it took over the Sahara, there would soon be a sand shortage - applies here.
A comical history could be written of fellow-traveling classicists, for whom the difference between Plato's Republic and the Soviet Gosplan had become somewhat blurred.
Similarly, GosPlan, the central state economic organ, used its control over paper supplies to bring renegade newspapers into the fold.
Gosplan (the state planning department) made plans for diminishing the role of alcohol in the state budget, but the People's Commissariat of Finance had opposite aims, which were implemented despite the strong resistance of OBSA.
Gosplan (the Soviet Union's State Planning Commission) (9) was gone, but so too was any semblance of coordinated planning and budgeting.
In addition, Gosplan officials, who were responsible for co-ordinating various parts of the Soviet economy, were accused of manipulating the figures.