We are all aware of the Soviet Union's striking economic gains. In a 50-year span it has moved from among the most laggard of the major powers in industrial strength to second rank, just behind the United States.
Warren, David D.
"Soviet Economic Theory and Practice,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 21
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol21/iss3/8