Now lets take a look on more FACTS about the USSR: The USSR:
had the 2nd fastest growing economy of the 20th century the USSR is 2nd after Japan Source: artir.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/captur..
had zero unemployment have continuous economic growth for 70 straight years. see: Robert C. Allen'sa, From Farm To Factory Source: citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?d..
(review of book here homepages.warwick.ac.uk/~syrbe/pubs/Farm..
). The "continuous" part should make sense – the USSR was a planned, non-market economy, so market crashes á la capitalism were pretty much impossible.
had zero homelessness. Houses were often shared by two families throughout the 20s and 30s – so unlike capitalism, there were no empty houses, but the houses were very full. In the 40s there was the war, and in the 50s there were a number of orphans from the war. The mass housing projects began in the 60s, they were completed in the 70s, and by the 70s, there were homeless people, but they often had genuine issues with mental health.
end famine have higher calorie consumption than USA Source: artir.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/compar..
You can read more about the post-1941 famine history in Nove's An Economic History of the USSR 1917-1991. There were food insecurity issues, especially when Khrushchev et al. majorly fucked up with trade and resource dependence on the west, but no famines after the collectivisation of agriculture in the early 1930s (except for in the Siege of Leningrad).
end sex inequality Source: en.wikisource.org/wiki/Constitution_of_t..
Equal wages for men and women were mandated by law, but sex inequality, although not as pronounced as under capitalism, was perpetuated in social roles. Very important lesson to learn.
end racial inequality Source: theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2..
make all education free Source: revolutionarydemocracy.org/archive/PubEd.. revolutionarydemocracy.org/archive/anglo.. unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0000/000013/00..
99% literacy Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Likbez
have most doctors per capita in the world Source: marxists.org/archive/newsholme/1933/red-..
The Soviet Union had the highest physician-patient ratio in the world, my notes say 42 per 10,000 population, vs 24 in Denmark and Sweden, 19 in US. In this document: sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/07..
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eliminate poverty Source: gowans.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/we-lived..
double life expectancy Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_th..
After the October revolution, the life expectancy for all age groups went up. A newborn child in 1926-27 had a life expectancy of 44.4 years, up from 32.3 years thirty years before. In 1958-59 the life expectancy for newborns went up to 68.6 years. This improvement was seen in itself by some as immediate proof that the socialist system was superior to the capitalist system be 25 years away from reaching parity with Western world This is kind of a counterfactual – the transformation of the USSR to capitalism began a long time before 1991, so trying to figure out what Soviet growth would look like if it hadn't become capitalist requires that we root out the fundamental cause of the change to capitalism. And we can't even use US economic stats either – the mass-privatization of the Soviet economy and the sudden influx of cheap labour for Western capitalists obviously had an effect on the US economy. But then again, even a 1% difference will stack up over 25 years.