By John S. Saul
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Magnesium-oxide capacity was removed entirely. Ninety-ﬁve percent of automobile tire production plant was dismantled. Eighty percent of soda capacity disappeared. All of these were sectors that had survived the war intact. For other important areas of industry, the dismantling, coming on top of war damages, severely curtailed production capability. The metallurgical industry, diminished by about ∞≠ percent by the war, saw more than ∏≠ percent more of its capacity disappear, leaving just over ≤∑ percent in ∞Ω∂∂.
They were confronted with appalling levels of destruction to cities and industrial plants, within and between which roamed lost, displaced, and dispossessed people. Because their own country was in even worse condition, from German invasion and occupation, the Soviets, even more than the Allies, focused on three main goals. First, they were keen to punish their vanquished foes and to make sure that they would never again foment war. Second, they wished to recast German society and political life in accordance with their notions of democracy.
Aluminum and magnesium capacity, for instance, was intact at war’s end, but stood at zero in September ∞Ω∂∏. The same was true for some parts of the chemical industry. Magnesium-oxide capacity was removed entirely. Ninety-ﬁve percent of automobile tire production plant was dismantled. Eighty percent of soda capacity disappeared. All of these were sectors that had survived the war intact. For other important areas of industry, the dismantling, coming on top of war damages, severely curtailed production capability.
A Difficult Road: The Transition to Socialism in Mozambique by John S. Saul