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Nikolai Bulganin

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Nikolai Bulganin served as Premier of the Soviet Union for 3 years, from 1955 to 1958. He was a supporter of Joseph Stalin while Stalin was alive, holding positions such as Deputy Commissar for Defense and Marshall of the Soviet Union. Upon Stalin's death, he became Defense Minister and stood as a supporter of Nikita Khrushchev and his policies of reform and "destalinization". He became premier in 1955. Within two years, Bulganin had soured on the reform policies and began to back Khrushchev's opposition. While the opposition was defeated, Bulganin managed to stay around for another year, until forced to resign.


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In 'Encroaching Control', Reagan claims Bulganin said:
Discussing other weapons and their effectiveness against us, Bulganin said "We can't appeal to the American working man, he's too well fed. But when, through inflation, America has priced herself out of the world markets, and unemployment follows, then we will settle our debt with the United States."
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