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The Agriculture Secretary

Robert Levy

in Ana Pauker

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780520223950
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925083 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223950.003.0004
The Agriculture Secretary

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This chapter examines the work of Ana Pauker as Agriculture Secretary. It explains that when the Social Democrats merged to create the Romanian Workers' Party, Pauker left her position at the party to become Secretary for Agriculture. The chapter discusses how this position led to her purging. The historical record shows that Pauker was accused of right-wing deviation, and of pursuing peasantist and anti-Leninist agrarian policies.

Keywords: Ana Pauker; agriculture secretary; Social Democrats; Romanian Workers' Party; right-wing deviation; agrarian policies; anti-Leninist policies

Chapter.  18800 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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