|Title||NEP Be Damned! Young Militants in the 1920s and the Culture of Civil War|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Keywords||Civil war, Communism, Economic policy, History, Political dissent, POLITICS|
The transition from War Communism to New Economic Policy (NEP) in early 1921 involved a change in politics, economic policy and the identity and iconography of the young Communist. The persistence throughout the 1920s of militant understandings of communism and Communist culture based on the Civil War model is examined.